Steering Committee

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Conference Convenor

Professor Tim Kendall

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Tim Kendall is Head of the Department of English at the University of Exeter and convenor of the English Association's Poetry of the Great War Interest Group. He has published mainly on twentieth-century poetry from Britain, Ireland and America, his latest publication being The Art of Robert Frost (Yale University Press, 2012). Several of his recent publications have focused on war poetry: Modern English War Poetry (OUP, 2006); ed. The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry (OUP, 2007). His annotated anthology of the Poetry of the First World War is forthcoming from Oxford World's Classics on Remembrance Day, 2013.  Tim's War Poetry Blog can be found at

Conference Steering Committee

Adrian BarlowAbarlow

Adrian Barlow is Chair of the English Association Board of Trustees. He is Series Editor of the Cambridge Contexts in Literature Series and the author of World and Time: Teaching Literature in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and The Great War in British Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

Dr Stuart Lee

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Stuart Lee is Reader in E-learning and Digital Libraries in the English Faculty, University of Oxford, and currently Deputy CIO, IT Services at Oxford University’s Computing Services. He managed the award-winning online project which digitized the poetry manuscripts of Wilfred Owen which was later expanded to include other major poets to become The First World War Poetry Digital Archive.

Kate Lindsay

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Kate Lindsay is Manager of Engagement and Manager of Education Enhancement at Academic IT Services, University of Oxford. She has led a series of high profile educational technology projects to enrich the teaching, learning and research of the First World War through digitisation, community collections, crowdsourcing and open education. Between 2006 - 2009 Kate managed the development of the First World War Poetry Digital Archive. At the heart of this open-access resource is highly valued primary source material from major poets of the period brought together from libraries and archives across the World. Items include manuscript variants, correspondence, dairies and service records. This is supplemented by a comprehensive range of multimedia artefacts from the Imperial War Museum and a set of specially developed educational resources.

Kate has also directed other digital projects in this field including World War I Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings and the First World War: New Perspective podcast series.  

Dr Kate McLoughlin

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Kate McLoughlin is Senior Lecturer in Modern Literature in the Department of English at Birkbeck University of London.
She specialises in War Representation which, she says, is an enormously rich area for literary research because war, as an extreme experience, constitutes an extraordinary challenge to a writer’s skills of evocation. In 2009, she edited The Cambridge Companion to War Writing and in 2009 co-founded the War and Representation Network, or WAR-net. Her publications include Authoring War: The Literary Representations of War from the Iliad to Iraq (CUP, 2011) and Martha Gelhorn: The War Writer in the Field and in the Text (Macmillan, 2007).

Conference Administration


Helen Lucas

Helen Lucas is the Chief Executive of the English Association and can be contacted directly at or by telephone 0116 229 7622

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Julia Hughes

Julia is the Association's Membership and Conference Administrator and can be contacted directly at or by telephone 0116 229 7622 

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Nicola AdieNicola is an outstanding event professional who works for Mosaic Events. She has worked within the events industry for almost 14 years after completing an honours degree in Public Relations. She has a genuine passion for events and has delivered many small, medium and large-scale events both nationally and internationally. Nicola's work was recognised when she won the ‘Institute/Association Awards Scheme of the Year’.

Nicola can be contacted via email or by telephone 0845 6434812.

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