First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Steering Group

The project is be supported by a steering group, whose members include:

Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell is the literature publisher at ProQuest CSA, where he is responsible for all ProQuest CSA literature products published under the Chadwyck-Healey brand, including the market-leading Literature Online. Previously, he worked in academic publishing at the University of Wales Press, and completed a PhD in English literature at the University of Wales, Cardiff. He has published on a wide range of literary subjects, most recently on the work of war poet David Jones.

Richard Emeny

Richard Emeny manages the Edward Thomas literary estate on behalf of the Thomas family, sits on the Committee of the Edward Thomas Fellowship, and edited a series of books on the author including Edward Thomas on the Georgians (2004), Six Poems by Edward Thomas (2005), and Edward Thomas 1878-1917: Towards a Complete Checklist of His Publications.

Guy Cuthbertson

Guy Cuthbertson is a lecturer at St Andrew's University where he teaches modern and Victorian literature. He has also been a lecturer at Merton College, Oxford, and at Swansea University. He has a doctorate from Oxford for a thesis on 'The Literary Geography in Edward Thomas's Work'. With Lucy Newlyn, he has edited Branch-lines: Edward Thomas and Contemporary Poetry (Enitharmon, 2007), and he co-organised the Thomas conference at Oxford in 2005. He is also editing Thomas's Autobiographies for Oxford University Press.

Viv Ellis

Viv Ellis is a University Lecturer in the Department of Education, Oxford University, and a Fellow of St. Cross College. He coordinates the English programme on the PGCE course, and is Chair of the Department Teaching Committee. Viv has published widely in the areas of English/teacher education, and new technologies and literacy learning, and is a member of the Editorial Boards of Literacy Reading and Language and Ways of Knowing.

Paul Groves

Paul Groves was the technical lead and developer on the JISC funded 'Virtual Seminars for teaching literature' project (1995 - 1997). Currently Paul is managing a project at Oxford's Ashmolean Museum to digitise Eastern Art.

Dominic Hibberd

Dominic Hibberd has taught at universities in Britain, the USA, and China, traveling extensively in many countries. His research interests and publications focus on the literature of the First World War, with a particular focus on Wilfred Owen. Publications include: Wilfred Owen (2003), Wilfred Owen: A New Biography (2002), Harold Monro: Poet of the New Age (2001), and Wilfred Owen: The Last Year 1917-1918 (1992), as well as several editions and anthologies of First World War literature. His new anthology, The Winter of the World was published in November 2007

Vivien Noakes

Vivien Noakes is a writer and a fellow at the Royal Society for Literature. She has lectured at numerous universities in the UK and USA and is the editor of the first definitive edition of the work of Isaac Rosenberg: The Poems and Plays of Isaac Rosenberg: A Critical Edition (Oxford English Texts) (2004) and recently Isaac Rosenberg (21st Century Oxford Authors) in 2008. Vivien has also edited Voices of Silence: The Alternative Book of First World War Poetry (2006), and contributed to The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry (Oxford Handbooks of Literature) (2007).

Andrea Peterson

Andrea Peterson is a lecturer in English literature at Birmingham University and a member of Birmingham's Centre for First World War Studies. She has specialised in the work of the prolific writer Vera Brittain, and has recently published a book entitled Self-Portraits: Subjectivity in the Works of Vera Brittain. More broadly, her interests are early twentieth century literature, particularly women's writing; war literature; autobiography and theories of subjectivity; children's literature; feminism and feminist literary theory. She is researching the representation of the First World War in children's literature, focusing on Michael Morpurgo's Private Peaceful.

Michael Popham

Michael Popham is Head of Oxford Digital Library, a core service of Oxford University. Mike is also the director of the Electronic ephemera a project funded by JISC to digitise selections from the John Johnson collection.

Simon Robbins

Dr Simon Robbins is an Archivist at the Imperial War Museum and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for First World War Studies at Birmingham University. He completed his doctoral thesis at King's College London, which was published as British Generalship on the Western Front, 1914-18: Defeat Into Victory and short-listed for the Templer Medal for Military Literature. He is also the co-author of Staff Officer, the Diaries of Walter Guinness (First Lord Moyne), 1914-18 and Haig's Generals. His forthcoming book is British Generalship during the Great War: The Military Career of Sir Henry Horne (1861-1929).

Dunstan Ward

Professor Dunstan Ward has lectured at the University of London Institute in Paris and the Institut d'Études Politiques. He edited, with Beryl Graves, the Carcanet three-volume Complete Poems of Robert Graves and the Penguin Classics one-volume edition. He is president of the Robert Graves Society, and co-editor of the society's journal, Gravesiana. Dunstan is also a member of the council of the War Poets Association.

Barry Web

Biographer of Edmund Blunden, Bio to follow.

Martin Wynne

Martin Wynne, Oxford Text Archive, University of Oxford. Bio to follow.