Sir Martin Gilbert
Sir Martin Gilbert is the official biographer of Winston Churchill. He is a leading historian of the modern world. He is the author of 72 books. His book The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War is considered to be a classic text in the subject of the Holocaust. He has also written a history of The State of Israel, twin histories of the First and Second World Wars and a comprehensive History of the Twentieth Century.
Sir Martin Gilbert’s website can be found here.
Dr. Ziva Ben-Porat is a professor of Poetics and Comparative Literature and the director of The Porter Institute for Poetics and Semiotics at the University of Tel Aviv in Israel. She has published lengthily on a variety of forms of rhetorical intertextuality, such as cultural memory and cultural representations, additionally, on allusion, parody and imitation. Recently she has been involved with an EC IST project, CULTOS, a digital library consisting of cultural threads of multimedia textual segments linked on the basis of their intertextual relations.
Dr. Linda Hutcheon is a professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. She is a literary theorist focusing on topics such as irony, parody, modern fiction, postmodern literature, feminist theory and ethnic minority writing in Canada. Her achievements were recognized when she was elected president of the Modern Languages Association in 1999, additionally, she has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Killam Research Fellowship, and numerous honorary degrees from the University of Antwerp, Concordia University, the University of Helsinki, and the University of Western Ontario.