Plenary Speakers:

Ivan Callus (University of Malta)

Ivan Callus is Professor in the Department of English at the University of Malta, where he teaches courses in contemporary narrative and literary theory. He is the founding co-editor of CounterText: A Journal for the Study of the Post-Literary (Edinburgh University Press) and co-editor of a number of critical collections, among them Discipline and Practice: The (Ir)Resistibility of Theory (Bucknell University Press, 2004), Posthumanist Shakespeares (Palgrave, 2012), Style in Theory: Between Literature and Philosophy (Bloomsbury 2013) and European Posthumanisms (Routledge, 2016). He is the author of numerous papers on contemporary literature, posthumanism, and poststructuralist theory. Critical Posthumanism, co-written with Stefan Herbrechter, is soon to appear with Brill. He is currently completing a manuscript on poetry and code.

Leo Robson (New Statesman)

Leo is a cultural critic and currently the lead fiction fiction reviewer at the New Statesman. He has also contributed to The Financial Times and The Times Literary Suppliment. Educated at Warick university, we welcome him back to Goldsmiths after previously presenting at the GLITS Symposium paper titled, “Revising the Visual: Mulvey’s Evolving Spectator.”