Professional Development Workshop: Contemporary Women’s Writing and Book Publication


Lucie Armitt (University of Lincoln, UK)

Helen Davies (Newman University, Birmingham)

From publishing your research as a single-author academic monograph to collaborative authorship; to editing a volume of essays, this workshop will guide you through the proposal and peer review process; how to choose a publisher; the implications for REF; the writing and editing process; common pitfalls and shared experiences (good and bad).

Co-convened by Professor Lucie Armitt, University of Lincoln and Dr Helen Davies, Head of English at Newman University, Birmingham.
Lucie Armitt is author of Twentieth-Century Gothic (University of Wales Press); Fantasy Fiction: An Introduction (Continuum); Contemporary Women’s Writing and the Fantastic (Palgrave); Theorising the Fantastic (Arnold). She is editor of Readers’ Guide to Essential Criticism: George Eliot’s Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Middlemarch (Palgrave); Where No Man Has Gone Before: Essays on Women’s Science Fiction (Routledge). She is currently under contract to write a volume on Fantasy for the New Critical Idiom Series and is co-authoring (with Scott Brewster) a monograph on Gothic and Climate titled A Climate of Fear.

Helen Davies is author of Neo-Victorian Freakery: The Cultural Afterlife of the Victorian Freak Show (Palgrave Macmillan) and Gender and Ventriloquism in Victorian and Neo-Victorian Fiction: Passionate Puppets (Palgrave Macmillan). She is co-editor (with Claire O’Callaghan) of Gender and Austerity in Popular Culture: Femininity, Masculinity and Recession in Film and TV (I. B. Tauris).

Thursday 6th July, 11.00