Dr Caroline Edwards
Caroline holds a PhD in Critical Theory from the University of Nottingham and has over a decade of experience in academia, having joined Birkbeck, University of London in 2013. Her academic research underpins her commitment to activism, focusing on utopian possibility as it intersects with questions of aesthetics, politics and agency on the page and in the world.
Caroline co-founded the OLH in 2015 in response to the deep-seated legacies of inequality in traditional commercial academic publishing, and envisages the organisation as the trojan horse that disrupts and challenges the academic publishing sector from within.
Caroline left London for Brighton’s great outdoors in 2019 and has never looked back. When she isn’t writing about mushrooms, Caroline enjoys going on road trips in her electric VW – affectionately named Danaerys Cargeryan – watching old sci-fi and silent films, and going to gigs by experimental folk collective Heilung. Caroline has taken part in BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour, has interviewed Margaret Atwood, and once worked in a teapot factory.
Utopia and the Contemporary British Novel (Cambridge University Press, 2019)
China Miéville: Critical Essays (co-editor; Gylphi, 2015)
Maggie Gee: Critical Essays (co-editor; Gylphi, 2015)
The Cambridge Companion to British Utopian Literature and Culture, 1945-2020 (forthcoming)
Hopeful Inhumanism: The Elemental Aesthetics of Ecocatastrophe (forthcoming)