Claire Battershill

Claire is a Government of Canada Banting Fellow in the Department of English at Simon Fraser University and the 2017 SSHRC Impact Award winner in the Talent category. Previously she held a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Reading, where she worked on materials from the Archive of Publishing and Printing. Her academic monograph, Modernist Lives: Biography and Autobiography at the Hogarth Press was published by Bloomsbury in 2018. She has also published a collection of short stories, Circus (McClelland & Stewart 2014) and has co-authored (with Shawna Ross) an introductory guide to DH teaching methods, Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom: A Practical Introduction for Teachers, Lecturers, and Students (Bloomsbury 2017).

Elizabeth Willson Gordon

Elizabeth Willson Gordon is Associate Professor of English at King’s University and Canada Research Chair in Modern Literature and Print Culture. She is currently the PI for the SSHRC Insight Grant and is at work on the monograph Publishing, Branding, and Selling an Icon: the Cultural Impact of the Hogarth Press 1917-2017. She is author of Woolf’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 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 was published by Sussex Academic Press in 2017.  When not at her desk, Helen is on her bike or on a trail with her dog, Chuy.

Alice Staveley

Alice Staveley is Senior 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 a wide range of topics in Woolf studies: Woolf's short fictional feminist narratology; her European reception; the Three Guineas photographs; bibliographic parturition in Orlando; the lost history of Hogarth Press Manager, Norah Nicholls; and intergenerational archival feminisms.  In 2017, she received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching and in 2018 became Director of the Digital Humanities Minor.

Michael Widner

Professional herder of geeks, Michael Widner, now Director of Software Development for a Dallas startup, worked for the Stanford University Libraries as the Academic Technology Specialist for the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages. His role was to work with faculty and their research assistants as a consultant, collaborator, and innovator in digital humanities and instructional technology projects. He has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied medieval English and French literature. He is also the Technical Director for Lacuna. He skateboards, but not well.

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Nicola Wilson

Nicola Wilson is Associate Professor in Book and Publishing Studies and co-director of the Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing 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.

Research Fellows

Matthew Hannah

Matthew Hannah is an Andrew Mellon postdoctoral fellow at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa. He earned his PhD from the University of Oregon, focusing on Anglo-American modernism, twentieth-century literature, and digital humanities. His current book project, Networks of Modernism: Toward a Theory of Cultural Production, analyzes modernism as the product of diffuse transatlantic interactions among writers, philosophers, hostesses, and painters. His analysis elucidates a theory of modernist cultural production based in multiplicity and collaboration, and he uses interdisciplinary tools from relational sociology, cultural studies, network theory, and digital humanities to support the project. He has published articles in Journal of Modern Literature and Journal of Modern Periodical Studies and has collaborated on a digital versioning edition of Virginia Woolf’s “Mark on the Wall” published by Scholarly Editing.

Charlotte Nunes

Charlotte Nunes is co-Director of Digital Scholarship Services in the Skillman Library at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Prior to this position, she held a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)/Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Scholarship at Southwestern University. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. Her research interests include modernism, colonialism, and 20th-century transnational print and periodical cultures. Her essay co-authored with Snehal Shingavi, “Bloomsbury Conversations That Didn’t Happen: Indian Writing Between British Modernism and Anti-Colonialism,” is forthcoming in the volume British Literature in Transition, 1920-1940 (Cambridge University Press). Charlotte’s research contribution to MAPP was supported by a Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship during June 2015.

Project Manager

Anna Mukamal
Anna Mukamal

Anna Mukamal is a PhD candidate in the Stanford University Department of English. She works on 20th century literature with a specialty in British-American modernism. As an undergraduate at Duke University, Anna’s honors thesis explored the rhetorical embodiment of anxiety in the early poetry of T. S. Eliot. Her current research explores how cosmopolitan spaces and literary-intellectual coteries—such as the Paris of l’entre-deux-guerres—fostered and shaped the modernist movement. She is interested in the ways in which other art forms, including painting and classical music, influence literary modernism. She is also intrigued by concepts of literary “genius” and the dynamics of collaboration and competition between intimate or romantic partners, especially as inflected by perceptions of mental illness. A bookshop enthusiast, Anna is also a violinist and long-distance runner.

Research Assistants

The King's University, Edmonton

Bronwyn Miles

Jace Cartwright

Erica Kath

Sara Barnard

Tyler Johansson

Aubrey Poulin
Brixton Sandhals
Rynnelle Wiebe
Jacqueline den Haan
Kate de Groot

Reading University

Eleanor Brimelow
James Lawes
Sophie Lord 
Sophie McKenna
Samantha Morrish
Chloe Rendall

Andisha Sabri
Amy Smith
Sophie Thomas

Simon Fraser University

Kandice Sharren

Reese Irwin

Holly Vestad

Stanford University

Victoria Ding
Emily Elott
Peter Morgan
Rukma Sen
Nora Tjossem
Cherie Xu

Khuyen Nah Le

University of Oregon

Sam Rodgers