Advisory board

The advisory board of NEW FACES is made up of external members who are invited to give advice and make suggestions to ensure the sustainability of the project.
Andrew Hiscock

Andrew Hiscock

Andrew Hiscock is Professor of English Literature at Bangor University, Wales and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Institut de Recherche sur la Renaissance, l'Age Classique et les Lumieres at Montpellier III. He has published widely on English and French early modern literature. He is a Fellow of the English Association, Trustee of the Modern Humanities Research Association and a former Trustee of the British Shakespeare Association. He is at present editor (English Literature) of the journal 'MLR', series editor of 'The Yearbook of English Studies' and series co-editor of the 'Arden Early Modern Drama Guides'.


Dr. Farah Karim-Cooper

Dr. Farah Karim-Cooper is the Head of Higher Education & Research, Globe Education, Shakespeare’s Globe.

Mark Kekesi

Dr. Márk Kékesi

Márk Z. Kékesi, sociologist, social psychologist. Currently he is working as a freelancer in journalism and as an external lecturer at the Department of Social and Developmental Psychology, University of Szeged, Hungary. His research areas include group history and identity, intergroup emotions and narrative social psychology. Co-founder and coordinator of the local refugee aid organization "MigSzol Szeged" since June 2015. (Website)

Bernhard Klein

Bernhard Klein

Bernhard Klein is Professor of English at the University of Kent, United Kingdom. His research interests include early modern literature and culture, travel writing, Irish studies, maritime culture and history. He has written two monographs: Maps and the Writing of Space in Early Modern England and Ireland (2001; paperback 2016) and On the Uses of History in Recent Irish Writing (2007). Other publications include various articles and book chapters in English and German, too many book reviews, and several edited collections, including Literature, Mapping and the Politics of Space in Early Modern Britain (with Andrew Gordon, 2001; paperback 2010), Fictions of the Sea: Critical Perspectives on the Ocean in British Literature and Culture (2002; paperback 2016) and Sea Changes: Historicizing the Ocean (with Gesa Mackenthun, 2004). For some more recent publications, see his profile on ( He is a member of the international team preparing the first critical edition of Richard Hakluyt's Principal Navigations for Oxford University Press (see His current research project deals with the interactions between early modern England and West Africa in the 16th century. Since 2011 he has been general coordinator of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme TEEME: Text and Event in Early Modern Europe (, a collaboration between Kent, the Free University of Berlin, the University of Porto, and Charles University in Prague.



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