Danielle Petherbridge is Assistant Professor in the School of Philosophy at University College Dublin and Co-director of the UCD Centre for Ethics in Public Life. She is also a collaborating partner in the Philosophy-by-Postcard initiative inspired by the work of Iris Murdoch, which is a related project created by the ‘Women in Parentheses’ group. Dr Petherbridge works primarily in philosophy and literature, phenomenology and critical theory and has published widely in these areas. She is also creator and co-founder of the Irish Young Philosopher Awards, which will feature a special prize on Midgley’s work in 2020.
Nerys Williams lectures in American Literature at University College, Dublin. She is the author of Contemporary Poetry (Edinburgh UP, 2011) Reading Error: The Lyric and Contemporary American Poetry (Peter Lang, 2007) and Cabaret (New Dublin Press, 2017). Her first volume of poetry, Sound Archive (Seren, 2011), was shortlisted for the Felix Dennis (Forward) prize and won the Strong first volume prize. She has been a Fulbright Scholar at UC Berkeley and a Government of Wales Poet in Residence at Passa Porta, Brussels. Recent research examines contemporary war poetry and radio poetics at the BBC’s Third Programme.