I was born in Cleveland, Ohio and spent my youth in and around the Cleveland metropolitan area. I did my undergraduate work in English at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio and completed a Master’s at Cleveland State University before moving to Chicago to complete a Ph.D. at Loyola University Chicago. I taught at colleges and universities in Georgia, Illinois, and Ohio before joining Campbell University’s English department in 2011. I live in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina with my husband Todd, who also teaches English, and my cats, Emma and Knightley. I am a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fuquay, and I enjoy reading, running, watching baseball, and hearing live music.
My research focuses on the lives and work of Ellen Terry (1847-1928), the nineteenth-century actor and her daughter, Edith Craig (1869-1947) who was an influential theatre director and activist in the women’s suffrage movement. She directed many plays in support of women’s suffrage and founded the London-based Pioneer Players theatre society (1911-25). My publications include three books on her life and work: Edith Craig: Dramatic Lives (1998); Women and Theatre in the Age of Suffrage: The Pioneer Players 1911-25 (2001) and Edith Craig and the Theatres of Art (2017). I am editor of the British Academy funded Collected Letters of Ellen Terry (8 vols 2010-). This edition draws on over 3,000 letters held in libraries, archives and private collections in the UK and USA. I am Principal Investigator of two online projects. • The AHRC Searching for Theatrical Ancestors (2015-17) resource was listed as one of the top 50 websites for family history research in 2017 by BBC Who Do You Think You Are magazine. • The AHRC Ellen Terry and Edith Craig Database project enabled the National Trust to deposit most of its archive at the British Library.
From 1990 to 1994 I was a core member of the EuroTyp project (funded by the European Science Foundation) and in 1995 I held a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung at the University of Konstanz (Germany). Before coming to the University of Aarhus (Denmark), I was a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Austin (1997–1999). I hold a BA in Dutch language and literature from the Free University Amsterdam (VU) and an MA and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). My main areas of research are linguistic typology, parts-of-speech, lexical semantics (especially nominal aspect and Seinsart) and grammatical theory, in particular semantic and morpho–syntactic parallels between the NP and the sentence within the theoretical framework of Simon C. Dik’s Functional Grammar (Dik 1997) and its successor Functional Discourse Grammar (Hengeveld & Mackenzie 2008). I have authored or co-authored papers in these areas for Journal of Linguistics, Journal of Semantics, Linguistics, Studies in Language, Linguistic Typology, Functions of Language, Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, Italian Journal of Linguistics (Rivista di Linguistica), Language and Linguistics Compass, Belgian Journal of Linguistics and contributed to various anthologies, handbooks etc., such as Approaches to the Typology of Word Classes (Vogel & Comrie eds. 2000), Theory and Practice in Functional-Cognitive Space (M. de los Ángeles Gómez González et al. eds. 2014), International Handbook of Typology (Haspelmath et al. eds. 2001), The Expression of Possession (McGregor ed. 2009), Rethinking Universals: How rarities affect linguistic theory (Wohlgemuth & Cysouw eds. 2010), Handbook of Mereology (H. Burkhardt, J. Seibt & G. Imaguire eds. 2017), Elsevier’s International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2nd edition, 2015), and the Oxford Handbook of Determiners (Martina Wiltschko & Solveiga Armoskaite eds. – to appear). My book The Noun Phrase (Oxford University Press 2002Hb/2004Pb) investigates NPs in a representative sample of the world’s languages and proposes a four-layered, semantic model to describe their underlying structure in any language. It examines the semantic and morpho-syntactic properties of the constituents of NPs, and in doing so it shows that the NP word order patterns of any language can be derived from three universal ordering principles. Subsequently I proposed a five-layered meaning-function based NP structure in an anthology I edited with Daniel García Velasco (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain): The Noun Phrase in Functional Discourse Grammar (2006 – Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter). My current research is concerned with categories, modification, the parts-of-speech hierarchy, the semantics of flexible word classes, the relation between form and function, and various aspects of NPs in Functional Discourse Grammar. My most recent book publication (2013) is an anthology entitled Flexible Word Classes (co-editor: Eva van Lier) for Oxford University Press.
I am a Lecturer in English and Creative Industries, and am a Chief Investigator for the project Laboratory Adelaide: The Value of Culture in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University in South Australia. I have an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award Fellowship for the project “Digitisation and the Immersive Reading Experience”. I serve on the boards of the Australasian Association of Digital Humanities and the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres. I am the co-author of What Matters? Talking Value in Australian Culture (2018) with Julian Meyrick and Robert Phiddian which is now available for free download.
Carmen M. Mangion is a historian of British and Irish religion and gender. Her research is used to highlight wider themes of social identities; intentional communities; transnational Catholicism; Catholic internationalism; philanthropy, the medical missions, medicalised and sacred spaces and the lived history of the Second Vatican Council. Her current research has three strands, the first examines the institutional and cultural structures of the medical missions to foreign lands in Britain and Ireland, 1904-1951;the second strand investigates the dissolution of the lay sister category of Catholic religious life in Britain; the third strand considers medical care in Britain in the long nineteenth-century asking how religion and gender shaped medical provision.
Associate Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Pomona College, I teach in the areas of late nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century French literature, art and culture.
I am Chair of Contemporary Art Practice & Theory in The University of Edinburgh and Programme Director of MA Contemporary Art Theory, Edinburgh College of Art. My work involves inventing postdisciplinary methods to parasite the field of contemporary art. It is a pour of historical, critical, materialist and fictional approaches to writing charged and torn with curatorial, paragogical and artistic work. In the pursuit of para, ‘pata and psuedo-disciplinary methods, I frequently work collaboratively, adopting shared avatars that have interpretive flexibility. As a member of the International Art Critics Association, I am a critic for many international art publications, write for literary and political magazines, the popular press, television, commissioned monographs and artwriting publications and have curated exhibitions as part of international biennials as well as numerous projects at artist-led organisations. Additionally, I continue to conduct research on Contemporary Art in Britain since the 1970s.
Huw Twiston Davies is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Leiden University, working on the NWO-VIDI funded project, “The Walking Dead: The Making of a Cultural Geography at Saqqara” (Feb 2018 – Apr 2021). The main focus of his research is the composition, copying, transmission, and development of ancient Egyptian literary and religious texts from the New Kingdom (c. 1550-1077 BC). He completed his PhD on the transmission of the Instruction of Ani and the Instruction of Amenemope at the University of Liverpool in 2018, under the supervision of Professor Christopher Eyre and Dr Roland Enmarch. Since September 2020, he has been a Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Manchester. From January 2016 until February 2017 , he was a Curatorial Assistant at the Garstang Museum of Archaeology at the University of Liverpool, where in addition to other duties, he was project curator for the exhibitions Meroë: Africa’s Forgotten Empire (May-Sep 2016), and The Book of the Dead: Passport through the Underworld (May 2017 – Sep 2018).