Assistant Professor; Undergraduate Instructor (UTSG)
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 702
Office Hours and/or Leave Status: Office hours by appointment
Teaching and Research Interests: Twentieth and Twenty-First Century British and Irish Literature, Creative Writing, Book History, Digital Humanities
BA (Hons) University of Oxford, PhD University of Toronto
Claire Battershill is an Assistant Professor cross-appointed in the Faculty of Information and the Department of English. Her research specializes in early twentieth-century literature and book and publishing history. She also writes short stories. Before returning to Toronto, she held a SSHRC postdoc at the University of Reading and a Banting Postdoc and SSHRC Impact Award at Simon Fraser University. She co-directs The Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP), funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant, and was the co-creator of Make Believe: The Secret Library of M. Prud'homme, an imaginative exhibition of literature and material arts, funded by a Canada Council New Chapter Award in 2019.
Modernist Lives: Biography and Autobiography at Virginia and Leonard Woolf's Hogarth Press (Historicizing Modernism Series, Bloomsbury, 2018).
Scholarly Adventures in the Digital Humanities: Making the Modernist Archives Publishing Project (New Directions in Book History Series, Palgrave, 2017) [co-authored with Helen Southworth, Alice Staveley, Mike Widner, Elizabeth Willson Gordon and Nicola Wilson].
Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom: A Practical Introduction for Teachers, Lecturers, and Students(Bloomsbury, 2017) [co-authored with Shawna Ross].
Circus (McClelland and Stewart, 2014).
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