Dr. Christine Berberich is Senior Lecturer in Twentieth-Century English Literature at the University of Portsmouth, UK. She has published widely in the field of national identity (constrution), and here particularly the issue of 'Englishness', as well as on individual authors such as Ford Madox Ford, Evelyn Waugh, Anthony Powell, George Orwell, Julian Barnes, Kazuo Ishiguro and W.G. Sebald. Her monograph The Image of the English Gentleman in Twentieth-Century Literature: Englishness & Nostalgia was published with Ashgate in 2007. She has two co-edited collections forthcoming, These Englands: Contemporary Conversations on National Identity (with Arthur Aughey, MUP, 2011) and Land & Identity with Neil Campbell & Robert Hudson (Rodopi, 2011).