Team


Alice Staveley

Lecturer in English and Director of Honors, Stanford University. Her book project, Modernism in the Making: Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press is presently under revision. She has published book and journal articles on Woolf’s European reception, her short fictional feminist narratology, the Three Guineas photographs, and the lost history of Woolf’s Press Manager, Norah Nicholls.


Claire Battershill

Claire is a Banting postdoctoral fellow in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University. Previously she held a SSHRC postdoc at the University of Reading, where she worked on materials from the Archive of Publishing and Printing. She has published articles and book chapters on a variety of aspects of twentieth century literary culture and book history. She is also a fiction writer and her first book of short stories, Circus, was published with McClelland & Stewart (an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada) in April 2014. 


Elizabeth Willson Gordon

Assistant Professor of English at King’s University College. She is currently the PI for the SSHRC Insight Development Grant and is at work on the monograph Publishing, Branding, and Selling an Icon: the Cultural Impact of the Hogarth Press 1917-2017 based on her SSHRC postdoctoral research. She is author ofWoolf’s-head Publishing: the Highlights and New Lights of the Hogarth Press (UAL 2009). Her bibliographic experience includes a Modern Language Association International Bibliography Fellowship as well as publications and exhibits based on the Hogarth Press and Black Sparrow Press archives.


Helen Southworth

Helen Southworth is Associate Professor of Literature at the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon.  Her work spans a variety of topics including modernism, print culture, magazines, Virginia Woolf and biography. She edited Leonard and Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press and the Networks of Modernism (Edinburgh UP 2010). She is also author of The Intersecting Realities and Fictions of Virginia Woolf and Colette (Ohio State UP 2004) and numerous articles and book chapters, and editor of Woolf and the Art of Exploration (Clemson UP 2006).  Helen's Fresca: A Life in the Making, the story of her quest to reconstruct the life of Hogarth Press author Francesca Allinson is forthcoming from Sussex Academic Press.  When not at her desk, Helen is on her bike or on a trail with her dog, Chuy.


Nicola Wilson

Dr Nicola Wilson is Lecturer in Book and Publishing Studies at the University of Reading. She specializes in twentieth-century print culture and literary history, theories of the archive, working-class writing, and histories of reading. Her research on the Hogarth Press and book distribution has been published in English Literary History (2012), The Oxford History of the Novel in English, volume 4 (OUP, 2013), and New Directions in the History of the Novel (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). She is currently working on a British Academy-funded project on the British Book Society Ltd (1929-60), which draws on the Archives of British Publishing and Printing held at the University of Reading.


Michael Widner

Michael Widner works for the Stanford University Libraries as the Academic Technology Specialist for the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (DLCL). His role is to work with faculty and their research assistants as a consultant, collaborator, and innovator in DLCL-based digital humanities and instructional technology projects. He also organizes and presents workshops and lectures on practices and theories in these realms. He has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin; his dissertation was titled "Genre Trouble: Embodied Cognition in Fabliaux, Gawain, and Bury St Edmunds." Among other hats, he wears those of Project Director for Bibliopedia and Technical Director for Lacuna Stories. He skateboards, but not well.