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Anna Despotopoulou (Principal Investigator, adespoto@enl.uoa.gr) is Professor in English Literature and Culture at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She is the author of Women and the Railway, 1850-1915 (Edinburgh UP, 2015), and her research interests centre on Henry James, Victorian literature, mobility, and gender studies. Her articles have been published in academic books and journals such as The Henry James Review, Modern Fiction Studies, Studies in the Novel, and Review of English Studies. Books she has co-edited include Henry James and the Supernatural (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011), Transforming Henry James (Cambridge Scholars, 2013), Ruins in the Literary and Cultural Imagination (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2019), and Hotel Modernisms (Routledge, in press 2023). She is the Principal Investigator of the research project “Hotels and the Modern Subject, 1890-1940,” and also participates in the research project “Representations of Modern Greece in Victorian Popular Culture,” both funded by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (2020-2023). She will be President of the Henry James Society in 2023.

Efterpi Mitsi (emitsi@enl.uoa.gr) is Professor in English Literature and Culture at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She is the author of Greece in Early English Travel Writing, 1596-1682, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), editor of Troilus and Cressida: A Critical Reader (Bloomsbury, 2019), and co-editor of Ruins in the Literary and Cultural Imagination (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), The Letter of the Law: Literature, Justice and the Other (Peter Lang, 2013), Women Writing Greece: Essays on Hellenism, Orientalism and Travel (Rodopi 2008), etc. She is the recipient of a Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation grant for a research project entitled “Representations of Modern Greece in Victorian Popular Culture” (2020-2023) and a member of the project “Hotels and the Modern Subject: 1890-1940” also funded by HFRI.

Vassiliki Kolocotroni (Vassiliki.Kolocotroni@glasgow.ac.uk) is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. She has published widely on modernism, Hellenism, and on transnational and transcultural encounters (incl. journal essays and book chapters on Woolf, Joyce, Conrad, H.D., Freud, Rhys, Benjamin, Brecht, Derrida and Heidegger), as well as on the writing of Muriel Spark. Her published work includes The Edinburgh Dictionary of Modernism and Modernism: An Anthology of Sources and Documents (with Olga Taxidou; Edinburgh UP), The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism (European literature editor), The Prime of Muriel Spark (Special Issue of Textual Practice with Willy Maley), New Queer Greece (Special Issue of Journal of Greek Media and Culture with Dimitris Papanikolaou), In the Country of the Moon, an anthology of writings by British women travellers to Greece from 1718-1932 (Hestia), and Women Writing Greece (with Efterpi Mitsi, Rodopi). She is an international research member in the project “Hotels and the Modern Subject: 1890-1940,” funded by HFRI.

Athanasios Dimakis (athandimakis@gmail.com) holds an MA (with Distinction) from Goldsmiths College, University of London (2006) and a Ph.D. (with Distinction) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens for a dissertation on the Hellenic Moral Vision in the Philosophy and Fiction of Iris Murdoch (2015). In 2018-19 he was a Visiting Researcher (Project on Lawrence Durrell, Patrick Leigh Fermor, John Fowles, NKUA). He is currently a HOTEMS Postdoctoral Researcher funded by HFRI. He has presented at many international conferences and published in “Studies in the Literary Imagination”, Georgia State UP (2018), “Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal” (2018-19), “The Iris Murdoch Review”, Kingston UP (2020), E. M. Forster Issue of “Language and Literary Studies of Warsaw” (2020), and “The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies” (with A. Despotopoulou and C. Marinou), Palgrave Macmillan (2021). His research interests mostly concern Hellenism in Anglophone Literature and 20th Century British Fiction. In June 2020, he was awarded the William Godshalk Prize for new Durrell scholarship by the Lawrence Durrell Society. He is currently a Board Member of the International Lawrence Durrell Society (https://www.lawrencedurrell.org/).

Chryssa Marinou (chrmarinou@gmail.com) holds a BA in English Language and Literature and an MA in Literature, Culture, Ideology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Her PhD, awarded with Distinction in June 2020 from the same University, was a comparative reading of Henry James, Dorothy Richardson, and Walter Benjamin. She is a postdoctoral researcher in two research projects funded by HFRI (https://hotems.enl.uoa.gr and https://revictoproject.com) and a peer-reviewer for Lost Modernists (https://lostmodernists.com). She has published in Synthesis: an Anglophone Journal of Comparative Literary Studies (2013 and 2018), Pilgrimages: a Journal of Dorothy Richardson Studies (2015), and Mnimon: Society for the Study of Modern Hellenism (2016). She has contributed to Arcades Material Yellow: Subterranean to Street (Aldgate Press, 2019), ed. Sam Dolbear and Hannah Proctor, Ruins in the Literary and Cultural Imagination (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), ed. E. Mitsi et al., and The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Urban Literary Studies, ed. J. Tambling, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021). Her research interests include comparative literature, modernity, modernism, literary theory, and Μarxism.