Associate Professor Patricia Juliana Smith
Hofstra University, New York
Patricia Juliana Smith is Associate Professor of English at Hofstra University. She is the author of Lesbian Panic: Homoeroticism in Modern British Women's Fiction and the editor/coeditor of several volumes and author of articles on a wide variety of topics, including literature, film, popular and classical music, queer theory, and religious culture. Her current projects include Britannia Waives the Rules: The Permissive Society in 1960s British Literature and Culture, a monograph now in progress, and Elizabeth Bowen: Theory and Thought, coedited with Jessica Gildersleeve.
Professor Peter McPhee
The University of Melbourne
Peter McPhee was appointed to a Personal Chair in History at The University of Melbourne in 1993. He has published widely on the history of modern France, most recently Living the French Revolution 1789-1799 (London and New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006); Robespierre: a Revolutionary Life (London and New Haven, Yale University Press, 2012); and Liberty or Death: the French Revolution (London and New Haven, Yale University Press, 2016). He was appointed to the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at The University of Melbourne in October 2003 and was the University's first Provost in 2007-09, with particular responsibility for the design and implementation of the University's new curriculum structures. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (1997) and the Academy of Social Sciences (2003). He was awarded a Centenary Medal for services to education in 2003 and became a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012.