Wojciech Drąg
University of Wrocław

email:  moontauk@gmail.com

Wojciech Drąg is Assistant Professor at the Institute of English Studies, University of Wroclaw. He is the author of Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English: Art of Crisis (Routledge, 2020) and Revisiting Loss: Memory, Trauma and Nostalgia in the Novels of Kazuo Ishiguro (Cambridge Scholars, 2014; Suiseisha, 2020 – Japanese translation), and co-editor of The Poetics of Fragmentation in Contemporary British and American Fiction (Vernon, 2019). He has received fellowships from The Kosciuszko Foundation (University of Utah, 2018) and the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (Dartmouth College, 2021). In 2021, he was awarded the Iuvenes Wratislaviae prize for young scholars funded by the local branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences. His academic interests focus on contemporary British and American fiction and non-fiction and on formal experimentation in literature.

Vanessa Guignery
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon / CNRS (ITEM/IHRIM)

email: vanes­sa.­gui­gne­ry@ens-lyon.fr
website: vanessaguignery.com

Vanessa Guignery is Professor of contemporary English and Postcolonial Literatures at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon and the President of the SEAC (Société d’Études Anglaises Contemporaines). She is the author of monographs on Julian Barnes (2001, 2006, 2020), B.S. Johnson (2009), Ben Okri (2012) and Jonathan Coe (2015), and the editor or co-editor of several collections of essays on contemporary British and postcolonial literature (notably on Ben Okri, Janet Frame, Nadine Gordimer and Caryl Phillips, and on such topics as the poetics of voice and silence, hybridity and fragmentation). She is currently editing a special issue of the journal Études Anglaises on contemporary Nigerian literature and writing a book on Kazuo Ishiguro’s creative process through an analysis of his archives.