Meghan Burry, Editor-in-Chief

Meghan Burry is a first-year PhD student at Queen’s University. She holds a BA from the University of Prince Edward Island and an MA from Queen’s University. Her research interests primarily include 19th century women’s prose and issues of gender and sexuality. In her spare time, Meghan can be found petting puppies, drinking copious amounts of coffee, or talking to old, white men about smashing the patriarchy.

Jesyka Traynor, Editor-in-Chief

Jesyka Traynor is a PhD student in the English Department at Queen’s University. Her main areas of interest include contemporary American literature, with a specific focus on the works of John Steinbeck and Joan Didion. In her spare time, Jesyka enjoys consuming every true crime documentary she can get her hands on while simultaneously stress eating cookies.

Rachel Friars, Editor

Originally from Saint John, New Brunswick, Rachel is a PhD Student at Queen’s University with a focus on Victorian/neo-Victorian studies. During her undergraduate degree, she edited campus literary journals and local magazines. In her spare time, Rachel writes poetry about sex and short fiction about monsters. She also has a cat named Gus.

Sarah Kent, Editor

Sarah Kent is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at Queen’s University, situated on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples. Her research interests span settler-colonial studies, critical race theory, social justice praxis, and theories of embodied knowledge. When she’s not reading and writing, Sarah loves drawing, painting, and embroidering.

Nevena Martinović, Editor

Nevena Martinović is a PhD candidate in the English Department. She studies long eighteenth-century theatre and the representations of aging actresses. In her “spare time” she dabbles in plays, poetry and puns.

Kaitlyn Reid, Editor

Kaitlyn Reid is a PhD candidate whose primary research focusses on performance, politics, and audience affect in the theatre of the early modern period. She received a specialized honours BA, and a Master’s degree in English literature from York University. If academia doesn’t work out, Kaitlyn plans to make use of the various medical credentials she has earned over the years due to the amount of ER and Grey’s Anatomy she has consumed. When she’s not reading plays, or writing smutty romance novels, Kaitlyn can be found performing full length broadway musicals…in her 2013 Kia Rio.

Nikolai Rodrigues, Editor

Nikolai Rodrigues is a PhD candidate in the English Department at Queen’s University. His research focuses on borders and borderlands in contemporary literature, and particularly on the relationships between monsters, race, and violence in fantasy literature, science fiction, and horror. In his free time he tries (and fails) to get a good night’s sleep, and instead often finds himself thinking of that one time that he was robbed by a raccoon.

Jenny Sullivan, Editor

Jenny Sullivan is a PhD student in English Literature at Queen’s University. In addition to this, she writes novels, short stories, poetry and non-fiction, some of which you can find on her website at Her reading interests include Romantic poetry and Russian novels, but she also loves singing, listening to classical music, running and watching hockey!

Lindsay Young, Editor

Lin Young is a PhD Candidate in the English Department at Queen’s University. Her current research interests involve mourning culture and monsters in Victorian literature. Her comics and short fiction have been published by Hiveworks Comics, Slipshine Studio, Jessamine Press, Fortuna Media, and Mischief Corner Books, and her first novella is forthcoming from Less Than Three Press. Her work has also been featured in anthologies such as Valor 2, and more work is forthcoming from Valor 3 and Planetside.