Meet the editorial team
Teresa Sanders - Editor
Teresa Sanders is a second-year doctoral candidate funded by the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (AHRC), and co-supervised by Professor Vike Martina Plock (University of Exeter) and Dr Rowena Kennedy-Epstein (University of Bristol). Her current research explores the representations of education and pedagogy in the oeuvre of the understudied British author Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978). Her broader research interests include (although are by no means limited to) interwar culture and politics, theories of feminism, gender and sexuality, the historical novel, and women's literature of the First World War. She holds a First Class Degree and MA with Distinction from the University of Plymouth.
Sarah-Jayne Ainsworth - Editor
Sarah-Jayne Ainsworth is a third-year doctoral student at the University of Exeter. Her research looks at seventeenth-century women's wills, focusing on the wills written by women in the south-west of England in the period 1625- 1660. The research aims to claim wills as examples of literary endeavour and to situate them within the ideas about death and dying well that prevailed at this time, and alongside other forms of writing which were open to women. She completed an MA in English Literary Studies at the University of Exeter in 2015, and has degrees in English, Music, Education and Creative Writing.
Christina Clover - Creative Writing Assistant Editor
Christina Clover is currently working towards her PhD Creative Writing, titled: Magical Realism in Lesbian Fiction. She completed both her BA and MA degrees in Creative Writing, at Bath Spa University, both of which specialised in fiction. Christina is a LAMBDA literary fellow and has had short stories featured in several local publications. She has completed her first novel, Seahorses, and is now working on her second. She lives in South Devon with her fiancé and daughter.
Eleanor Shipton - English Assistant Editor
Eleanor Shipton is a SWW DTP funded PhD student, with a specialisation in nineteenth-century literature, technology and the body. She is currently working with Professor John Plunkett (University of Exeter) and Professor Mary Hammond (University of Southampton) on a thesis centred on the concept of the ‘postal body’ in nineteenth-century literature, asking how literary authors were utilising travel on the Mail in order to theorise and explore mobility and mobile subjectivities. Eleanor is joint PGR Rep for the Centre for Victorian Studies at Exeter. She completed her MA with Distinction at King's College, London, and her undergraduate studies at the University of Exeter.
Molly Ryder - English Assistant Editor
Molly Ryder is a postgraduate student in the English department at the University of Exeter. Her research explores architectural metaphors in the mid-Victorian realist novel as well as the representation of heroines who narrate with an architect's eye. Her work focuses on the labyrinths of George Eliot's Middlemarch, the tombs of Charles Dickens's Bleak House, and the shrines of Charlotte Brontë’s Villette. She has published articles in the journals Brontë Studies and Victoriographies.
Ash Gannicott - English Assistant Editor
Ash Gannicott is a first year PhD/MPhil student studying English Literature at Exeter. With research interests focussed around disability studies, body/identity politics and performativity, his PhD thesis is looking at depictions of deafness and hearing impairment within literature, and acts of performativity surrounding disability. As an advocate for the use of interdisciplinary approaches in order to explore and interrogate ideas and cultures, his role of Assistant Editor in English at Exclamat!on is one in which he hopes to not only promote academic inclusivity and diversity, but to also promote Exclamat!on and the vibrant research culture of Exeter to other academics in the field of disability studies and identity politics.
Joe Van Bergen - English and Film Assistant Editor
Joe Van Bergen is currently studying for a Masters in English, specialising in the American and Atlantic Studies pathway. Joe completed his undergraduate in Film in 2013, specialising in screenwriting. Since graduating, he has been working in hospitality, but has recently returned to academia to work towards a career in a literary field. His favourite authors are Charles Bukowski and Ernest Hemingway, he enjoys boxing and music, and is currently working on a short story collection.
Essie Karozas Dennis - Social Media Officer
Essie Karozas-Dennis is studying her MA in English, specialising in the cultural memory of World War Two in visual media. She is hoping to complete a PhD in Film Studies and pursue a career as an academic.