Robin van den Akker is a cultural philosopher at Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL) and Erasmus University College (NL), as well as a guest researcher at TNO Information and Communication Technology. He teaches, writes and speaks on contemporary aesthetics and culture, the digitization of everyday life and social space and social time. He also co-coordinates the ‘Centre for Art and Philosophy’ and acted as advisor for various art exhibitions and cultural events. Robin and Timotheus Vermeulen are founding editors of Notes on Metamodernism. They are currently working on a monograph on the topic.
Nadine Feßler studied Comparative Literature, History of Art and American Literature at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. She is a member of PhD-Programm ProLit and works as a research assistant at LMU Munich.
Alison Gibbons is Reader in Contemporary Stylistics at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Her research consistently pursues a stylistic approach to innovative and contemporary narrative and she has published international in numerous journal articles and book chapters. Alison is the author of Multimodality, Cognition, and Experimental Literature (Routledge 2012, pbk 2014, Chinese Trans. 2016) and editor of Mark Z. Danielewski (Manchester University Press 2011, pbk 2015; with Joe Bray), the Routledge Companion to Experimental Literature (Routledge 2012, pbk 2014; with Joe Bray and Brian McHale), Metamodernism: Historicity, Affect, and Depth after Postmodernism (Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; with Robin van den Akker and Timotheus Vermeueln) and Pronouns in Literature: Perspectives and Positions in Language (Palgrave 2018; with Andrea Macrae). At the moment, she is most interested in: metamodernism, multimodal fiction, contemporary autofiction, fiction on the Arab Spring, and the reception of contemporary narratives (empirical).
Hila Shachar is a Lecturer in English Literature at De Montfort University and a member of the Centre for Adaptations who specialises in the adaptation of classic literary works and authors in various media including film, television and ballet. Her book, Cultural Afterlives and Screen Adaptations of Classic Literature: Wuthering Heights and Company (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), was featured in The New York Times and The International Herald Tribune, as well as nominated for the 2012 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards. She works as a writer for The Australian Ballet and is currently writing a monograph on literary biopics, examining the screen adaptation of the figure of the author. She can also be found on her personal blog, le projet d’amour.
Luke Turner is an artist based in London. His work investigates the operations and oscillations of art, exploring presence and affect across the physical and digital realms. His practice evolved out of his innovative work on the web in the late ’90s, and in 2011 he published the Metamodernist Manifesto. He graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA in Fine Art in 2008, and in 2010 he completed an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art. He now shares a collaborative practice with Shia LaBeouf and Nastja Säde Rönkkö, and has exhibited his work widely internationally. Past exhibitions and performances include #METAMARATHON, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2014), #IAMSORRY, Los Angeles (2014), and Discussing Metamodernism, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin (2012).
Timotheus Vermeulen is Assistant Professor in Cultural Theory at the Radboud University Nijmegen, where he also heads the Centre for New Aesthetics. He has written on contemporary aesthetics, art, film and television for amongst others The Journal of Aesthetics and Culture, Screen, Monu, Frieze, and various collections and catalogues, and has spoken anywhere from the Documenta to Frieze (for his CV, click here). He also acts as curatorial advisor, most recently for the Notes on Metamodernism shows at the Moscow Biennial and the MAD Museum New York, and the Discussing Metamodernism exhibition at Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin. Timotheus and Robin van den Akker are founding editors of Notes on Metamodernism. They are currently working on a monograph on the topic. See also his website: timotheusvermeulen.com.