Virginia Woolf and the World of Books will examine Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s Hogarth Press as a key intervention in modernist and women’s writing and mark its importance to independent publishing, bookselling, and print culture at large. The research in this volume coincides with the centenary of the founding of Hogarth Press in 1917, thus making a timely addition to scholarship on the Woolfs and print culture.
'It is encouraging to see so many new approaches to study a writer who has already attracted entire shelves of critical commentary... Virginia Woolf and the World of Books will be valuable not only to Woolf specialists, but also to the growing number of modernist scholars who study publishing enterprises and material culture.'Lise Jaillant, Woolf Studies Annual
Nicola Wilson is lecturer in book and publishing studies at the University of Reading. Her first book is 'Home in British Working-Class Fiction' (2015) and her current project is 'Books by Mail: The Story of the Book Society, 1929-69'. She has written various articles and chapters about the archives of the Hogarth Press and is a co-author of 'Scholarly Adventures in Digital Humanities: Making the Modernist Archives Publishing Project' (2017). Claire Battershill is a Government of Canada Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at Simon Fraser University, Canada and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Impact Award Winner in the Talent Category for 2017. She is the author of 'Circus' (McClelland & Stewart, 2014); 'Modernist Lives: Biography and Autobiography at Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s Hogarth Press' (Bloomsbury, 2018); co-author (with Helen Southworth, Alice Staveley, Michael Widner, Elizabeth Willson Gordon, and Nicola Wilson) of 'Scholarly Adventures in Digital Humanities' (Palgrave, 2017); and co-author (with Shawna Ross) of 'Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom' (Bloomsbury, 2017).