EDITORIAL BOARD

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Ash Sodawala
Editor-in-Chief
She/Her

I'm a final year English Literature and American Studies student with an affinity for all things Gender and Cultural Studies.

I believe that Polyphony, as a student run publication, is in a unique position to not only advocate for the celebration of the incredible work of the student body but also create and continue to grow a joint community between the disciplines of English Literature, American Studies and Creative Writing.

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Nadia Yousaf
Deputy Editor
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 I am a third year student doing an undergraduate degree in American studies. My fascination lies within poetry, romanticism, religion and race. Here at Polyphony we celebrate all things innovative and unique, praising the excellent and hard working students of the university. 

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Mia McCullion
Head of Creative Writing
They/Them

I am a final year American Studies student. My main interests are American popular culture and its relationship to US imperialism, and transgender philosophy in the cultural industries. In addition to my studies, I am a musician, published poet, and a founding member of the Manchester-based music and arts collective Latex Sounds

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Chi Chin Ao (Hannah)

General Secretary

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I am a final year English Literature student with a focus on gender studies and film studies, but I have also recently gained an interest in texts on environmental issues and our relations with the rest of the living world. In my own time I consume a worrying amount of horror and science fiction media.

 

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Tommy Morris
Senior Editor

I’m a second year English Literature student interested in aesthetics, philosophy, and experimentation, and write poetry of my own.

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Pip Carew
Associate Editor
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I am an English Literature and Film student at the University of Manchester. I'm interested in studies of the human relationships and gothic horror. I hops to work in a creative industry in the future. 

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Gabrielle Labonne
Senior Editor
She/They

I am a final year student studying English Literature, with a keen interest in baking, poetry, art history and current events. I take a Creative Writing module and write a lot of my own poetry mainly focussing on the themes of identity and self-expression, and the many delicately intricate ways it can manifest.

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Evie Clyne
Associate Editor
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Lucy Pummel
Associate Editor
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I’m a final year English Literature student, with a love of ancient and medieval fiction. As well as English I’m really passionate about climate change so recently I’ve become very interested in contemporary ecofeminist discourse too.

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Minnie Hampton
Associate Editor
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I am a final year English Literature student with a particular interest in Modernism and Female Experimental fiction. I also have an appreciation for non-fiction pieces, especially the essay form, which is celebrated here at Polyphony. As we move into a post-pandemic world, I'm interested to see how student opinions will shift and be channeled through their academic work.

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Sam Rye
Associate Editor
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Carys Richards
Associate Editor
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I am a second year English Literature and Spanish student, with a specific interest in gender and sexuality in both fiction and film. I most enjoy absorbing and creating art which challenges and explores themes of identity in unique ways. Alongside Polyphony, I edit Eponym, a biannual digital art and literature magazine which I co-founded. And in my own time, I’m a bit of a sitcom fanatic.

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Eve Kurt-Elli
Associate Editor
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Sukie Selby 
Associate Editor
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Najaah Salam
Associate Editor
She/Her

I’m a second year English Literature with Creative Writing student. I mostly write short stories, but recently have been experimenting with different forms of poetry. I am particularly captivated by nature in writing and the different styles, whether modest or elaborate, writers use to explore human experiences with the natural world. 

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Samara Stay
Associate Editor
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I am a first year student studying English Literature and Spanish. As well as my love for all things English Lit, I’m a very creative person with a passion for art, particularly post-Impressionism. Since joining the university, I’ve become very interested in race and culture and how these are represented at Manchester.

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Joe Lines
Associate Editor
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I take great interest in writing (developing my first book currently), sports, and anything creative really. Though I am in my final-year of study, I try to make time away from that terrible ‘dissertation’.

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Maxine Brigue
Associate Editor
She/Her

I’m a first year English Literature and French student with a particular passion for Victorian literature, Harlem Renaissance texts and experimental novels. Outside of my studies, I am interested in creative writing based on self-identity and science-fiction.

Editorial Board
2020-21

Editorial Board
2019-20

Daniel Speight

Lauryn Berry

Victoria Langford

Chi Chin Ao

Chloe Franklin

Aisha Sodawala

Nadia Yousaf

Will McCullion

Tommy Morris

Esme Moszynska

Gabrielle Labonne

Gabriele Dragunaite

Dalton John Foster

Devi Joshi 

Rawan Yousif

Nina Dahan-Reljich

Chloe Franklin

Daniel Speight

Victoria Langford

Lauryn Berry

Chi Chin Ao

Aiden Robinson