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 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 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.
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.
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.