Claire Battershill is an Assistant Professor cross-appointed in the Faculty of Information and the Department of English. Her research focuses on book and publishing history and 20th-century literature.
Professor Battershill is Co-Director (with Helen Southworth, Alice Staveley, Elizabeth Willson-Gordon, Matthew Hannah, and Nicola Wilson) of the Modernist Archives Publishing Project (MAPP) www.modernistarchives.com, a critical digital archive of 20th-century publishers’ documents. She is also Co-Investigator on the SSHRC Insight Grant that funds the project.
Between 2018 and 2019 she was the Co-Investigator on a Canada Council for the Arts New Chapter Grant and Co-Director of the multidisciplinary arts project, Make Believe: The Secret Library of M. Prud’homme (www.prudhommelibrary.ca).
Book History and Print Culture, Publishing History, 20th Century Literature, Modernism, Digital Archives, Creative Writing
Gendered Impressions: Women and Letterpress 1918-2018 [Expected 2021]
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).
Battershill, Claire, Anna Mukamal and Helen Southworth, “Editions” The Cambridge Companion to Literature in the Digital Age, ed. Adam Hammond [forthcoming, Cambridge University Press].
“The Hogarth Press” Modernism and Publishing, ed. Lise Jaillant. Edinburgh University Press, 2018.
“Bloomsbury, the Hogarth Press, and Feminist Organizations” The Bloomsbury Companion to the Bloomsbury Group, eds. Stephen Ross and Derek Ryan (Bloomsbury, 2018).
Battershill, Claire, Alice Staveley, Helen Southworth, and Elizabeth Willson Gordon, “Collaborative Modernisms, Digital Archives, and Feminist Practice” Modernism/modernity Print Plus. 3.2 (2018).
“‘Tricks of Aspect and the Varied Gifts of Daylight’: Representations of Books and Reading in Interwar Women’s Magazines” Edinburgh Companion to Women’s Print Media 1918-1939, eds. Catherine Clay, Maria DiCenzo, Barbara Green, and Fiona Hackney (Edinburgh University Press, 2017).
“‘This Intimate Object’: Imagining the World in John Lehmann’s New Writing” Modernist Cultures. Special Issue: “Global Modernisms” 13.1 (2018): 96-114.
“‘Life’ before ‘The New Biography’: Modernist Biographical Methods in The Hogarth Press ‘Books on Tolstoi’ 1920-24” a/b: auto/biography studies 31.1 (Winter 2016): 1–24.
“Reticent Autobiography: Henry Green and Christopher Isherwood at the Hogarth Press” jml: Journal of Modern Literature 39.1 (Fall 2015): 38-54.
“Writers’ Rooms: Theoretical and Biographical Constructions of Authorship in Portraits of Creative Spaces” Authorship 3.6 (2014): 1-14.
- BKS1002 – Book History in Practice
- INF2161 – History of Books and Publishing
- INF2331 – The Future of the Book
In the News
“Fake or Real? Vancouver library exhibit blurs lines of history” CTV News – https://bc.ctvnews.ca/fake-or-real-vancouver-library-exhibit-blurs-lines-of-history-1.4502259
“Massive haul of ancient art forgeries discovered in Saskatchewan! Would you believe it?” CBC Arts – https://www.cbc.ca/arts/massive-haul-of-ancient-art-forgeries-discovered-in-saskatchewan-would-you-believe-it-1.5208651
“Fun exhibit full of fakes, forgeries, and food for thought” Vancouver Sun – https://vancouversun.com/entertainment/local-arts/fun-exhibit-full-of-fakes-forgeries-and-food-for-thought