Sari Lievonen  is a visual artist with a professional background in contemporary dance and theatre practices. She holds MA in Comparative Literature, a Pedagogic Diploma in Dance and MFA in visual arts. After graduating from The  Glasgow School of Art she has been based in Glasgow exhibiting in the UK and internationally. Her work is concerned with experiencing environments, especially that of landscape. Her recent research projects include working as Artist in Residence at the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow funded by the Leverhulme Trust. For her this project represents a turn towards urban environments alongside with her interests in the concept of landscape. | | | |
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Johan van der Walt teaches Jurisprudence, Philosophy of Law and Legal Theory in the Law School of the University of Glasgow. He has published several articles on the theme of law and sacrifice in academic law journals and is author of the book Law and Sacrifice (Birkbeck Law Press 2005).

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David Jasper is Professor of Literature and Theology in the University of Glasgow and Changjiang Chair Professor at Renmin University of China, Beijing. His most recent book is The Sacred Body (2009), and he is currently working on its successor, The Sacred Community. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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Hai Wang started his a PhD studies in 2007 at the School of Liberal Arts in Renmin University of China, Beijing. During 2009-2010 he is a visiting research student in the Centre for the Study of Literature, Theology and the Arts in the University of Glasgow. His academic interests include continental thought, literary theory and Christian theology with a special interest on works of Georges Bataille and Maurice Blanchot.  His current research project is about the issue of “action” and exploring the potentials of the action of literature through the thinking of Blanchot and Rancière and the idea of “Wu wei” (non-action) in Taoism, and Kenotic Theology.

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Isabel Buchanan studied at the Glasgow University School of Law graduating in 2009 with a LLB with First Class Honours accompanied with the David Theodore Lowe prize for excellence in Jurisprudence. After that she has pursued her academic career further by continuing as a Research Student at the same institute in 2009-2010 currently expecting her  MRes in Law with Distinction to be confirmed. In 2010-2011 she is sessional staff both at the Glasgow University School of Law and at the Law Department in Birkbeck College in London.

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Jenny Wong is Assistant Professor in the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences at Beijing Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University, United International College. She holds MA in Translating and Interpreting at University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and MA in Christian Studies at Chinese University of Hong Kong. Currently she is a PhD candidate at the Centre for the Study of Literature, Theology and the Arts at the University of Glasgow. She teaches translation and applied ethics. In 2010, she founded Society for English Learning through Biblical Literature, a charitable organisation registered in Hong Kong that promotes the study of the Bible in English.

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Brian Nail studied English Literature at the University of North Florida graduating with MA. His graduate work focused mainly on Modern British, Irish and American Literature as well as literary interpretation.  He is currently pursuing a PhD in the Centre for Literature, Theology, and the Arts at the University of Glasgow and with research interests including literary criticism, postmodern critical theory, theology, and philosophy of religion.  His current research is focused on dramatizations of sacrifice in tragic literature and Christian liturgy.

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Alana Vincent received her PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2010, and is currently a Barbro Osher Research Fellow at the Swedish Theological Institute in Jerusalem. Her research interests include memory, art, gender, and Jewish-Christian religious dialogue.

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Zhang Qicai is an English teacher in the School of Foreign Languages of Anhui University of Science and Technology. Currently he is an academic visitor in  the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Glasgow. Trained in English teaching and literature, his research interests are concerned with the incorporation of biblical studies into English classes for English majors in China.

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This project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust, Artist in Residence Grant.

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Zhan QicaiZhang Qicai

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