Meet the Editorial Team
Teresa Sanders - Editor
Teresa Sanders is a third-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.
Ash Gannicott – Deputy Editor
Ash Gannicott is a second year PhD/MPhil student studying English Literature at Exeter. With research interests focused 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 Deputy 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 Holloway – Deputy Editor
Joe Holloway is a first-year doctoral candidate studying Medical Humanities at Exeter. He has completed an MA in English Literature (Distinction) and a PgCert in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Exeter (Distinction), and a BA in English Literature and Philosophy (Joint Honours, First Class) at University of Birmingham. He is currently working with Professor Laura Salisbury (Exeter) and Professor Staffan Müller-Wille (Exeter) on the medical and cultural representations of conjoined twins and the impact of this on the modern understanding of self-hood. His research interests include Sensationalist Fiction, Philosophy of Science, Disability Studies, and Social History.
Alice Levick – Assistant Editor (English)
Alice recently completed her PhD in the Department of English. She is currently teaching at Exeter as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, working on the modules ‘Approaches to Criticism’ and ‘Empire of Liberty’. Her research interests are space and place, memory, urban history, and post-war American fiction and memoir.
Bradley Osbourne – Assistant Editor (English)
Bradley Osborne is a second-year PhD candidate and recipient of the William Golding PhD studentship funded by the College of Humanities and William Golding Ltd and supervised by Professor Tim Kendall and Dr Emily Bernhard Jackson. His research looks at the development of Golding's conception of the human in relation to the non-human, using the original manuscripts and notebooks held at Special Collections.
Anna Milon – Assistant Editor (English)
Anna Milon is a first-year PhD student in the University of Exeter’s Department of English, where she studies the development of the Horned God image in Anglophone writing of the past 70 years. Anna’s research interests range from medieval portrayal of animals to folklore to contemporary paganism. She has previously studied at Royal Holloway, UoL, and the University of York.
Amelia Seely – Assistant Editor (Film)
Amelia Seely is PhD student in Film and she is currently working on her thesis – ‘Creativity and Constraint in the British Film Industry in the 1970s and 1980s.’ She completed her MSc Film Curation with Distinction at the University of Glasgow and her BA in Film and History at the University of Southampton.
Essie Karozas Dennis - Social Media Officer
Essie Karozas-Dennis recently completed 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.
Jessica Mehta – Assistant Editor (Creative Writing)
Jessica Mehta is a multi-award-winning poet, novelist, storyteller, and author of 13 books. She's a member of the Cherokee Nation, the owner of MehtaFor, and recipient of numerous writer-in-residency posts around the world. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in Creative Writing at Exeter.
Hayden Merrick – Assistant Editor (Creative Writing)
Hayden Merrick is currently studying on the American and Atlantic Studies pathway of Exeter’s English MA programme. His interests include short fiction and writing for the screen, and he holds a First-Class Degree from the University of Brighton.