Meet the conference organising team

Dr. Diletta De Cristofaro is a Research Fellow at Northumbria University, UK. She writes about contemporary culture, crises, and the politics of time. She is the author of The Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel: Critical Temporalities and the End Times (Bloomsbury, 2020). Her essays have appeared in journals like Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fictionboundary 2 online, and Open Library of Humanities, and in edited collections published by Palgrave and Cambridge University Press.


Dr. Mary McCampbell is an associate professor of humanities at Lee University, USA. Her academic publications focus on the relationship between contemporary fiction, late capitalist culture, and the religious impulse. She also writes on theology and the arts for publications such as Image JournalThe Curator, and The Other Journal. Her first book, Imagining Our Neighbors as Ourselves: Empathy, The Arts, and the Religious Imagination is coming out in Fall 2021.


Dr. Andrew Tate is Reader in Literature, Religion and Aesthetics in the Department of English Literature & Creative Writing at Lancaster University, UK. His books include Douglas Coupland (2007), Contemporary Fiction and Christianity (2008), The New Atheist Novel (co-authored with Arthur Bradley, 2010) and, most recently, Apocalyptic Fiction (2017).