Professor John Gillespie
John Gillespie is Professor of French Language and Literature, in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Ulster, where he also directs the Centre for the Study of Literature and Belief and the Centre for Excellence in Multimedia Language Learning. He edits the Notice Board for Sartre Studies International as well as maintaining the UK Sartre Society's web-site. He has published widely in the area literature and belief, especially in relation to Sartre and Existentialism and on language learning and teaching in the area of Applied Linguistics, Computer Assisted Language Learning and e-learning, serving as a member of the Academic Advisory Board of ReCALL. Chair of the Modern Language Association of Northern Ireland, Treasurer of EUROCALL, member of the Royal Irish Academy Committee for Modern Languages, Literary and Cultural Studies and of the University Council for Modern Languages Executive, he is currently jointly directing a project for the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies to provide a Comprehensive Languages Strategy for Northern Ireland for the Department of Education in the province.
Address: School of Languages and Cultures, University of Ulster, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, BT52 1SA
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Dr Jonathan Webber
Jonathan Webber is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Cardiff University. He is the author of The Existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre (Routledge, 2009), editor of Reading Sartre: on Phenomenology and Existentialism (Routledge, 2010), and translator of Sartre's book The Imaginary (Routledge, 2004). His research in philosophy centres on the psychological aspects of ethical discourse, considering such questions as whether there is any such thing as a character trait, what makes a desire a sexual desire, what it is to respond to reasons, and whether we are in any way constrained to act consistently. His interest in Sartre centres on Sartre's accounts of affectivity, motivation, freedom, bad faith, alienation, and responsibility.
Address: Philosophy (Encap), Humanities Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3EU.
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Dr Deborah Evans
Deborah Evans is an independent scholar who has published articles on Sartre in Sartre Studies International, and on de Beauvoir in Simone de Beauvoir Studies. She has also contributed an essay ('Sartre and Beauvoir on Hegel’s Master-Slave Dialectic and the Question of the "Look"’') to the collected volume, Beauvoir and Sartre: The Riddle of Influence (Eds. Christine Daigle and Joseph Golomb), forthcoming with Indiana University Press. She is currently working on a monograph for Cambridge Scholars Publishing entitled: Sartre and Beauvoir: Public Images, Private Lives. Her research interests include Sartre, de Beauvoir, Hegel, Heidegger, Derrida and contemporary philosophy.
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Beck Pitt is currently completing a PhD in Philosophy on Jean-Paul Sartre and the Question of Emancipation at the University of Essex. Her research interests include Marxism, phenomenology, contemporary French thought, Feminism, sexuality and widening participation in Philosophy.
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Dr Bradley Stephens
Bradley Stephens (M.Phil, Ph.D Cambridge) is Lecturer in French at the University of Bristol, where he serves on the Executive Committee of BIRTHA (Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts). His research focuses on literary cultures of *engagement* in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has published various articles and book contributions in this field, and he is also co-editor of *Transmissions*
(Peter Lang, 2007). He is currently working on a monograph exploring previously overlooked connections between Sartre and Victor Hugo, in particular the structural similarities between the French Existentialist and Romantic movements that they respectively personify.
Address: School of Modern Languages, University of Bristol, 17/19 Woodland Rd, Bristol BS8 1TE
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