This project is funded by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award for 2019-2020, and it is led by Beryl Pong (Principal Investigator), a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow in English at the University of Sheffield. Previously, she was a Research Fellow at Jesus College, University of Cambridge, and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on how wartime is conceptualised and articulated in literature and the arts, as well as in history and time philosophy. She has written numerous articles and book chapters on this topic in relation to the Second World War. Her monograph, For the Duration: British Literature and Culture in Second World Wartime, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.
The Project Coordinator is Sophie Maxwell, a PhD candidate in the School of English at the University of Sheffield. Her thesis explores the ways contemporary visual artists recontextualise the visual strategies of military drones, such as surveillance and targeting, to interrogate the effects these weapons have on visual culture. She is particularly interested in how subjectivity affects the creation of meaning in art. Her PhD is funded by the Wolfson Foundation.