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Amalia Koulakioti, MLitt in Publishing Studies, 2013-14

October 9th, 2013 | Posted in Student Profiles | 1 Comment »

Coming from a journalism background I can very much relate to the popular quote: “journalism is literature in a hurry”. Being a lover of literature myself, the next logical step was to try my luck in publishing studies.

Originally I studied History and Archaeology at the Aristotle University in my hometown, Thessaloniki, in Greece. After my graduation I obtained a degree in journalism from a private institute in Athens and proceeded to work as a journalist for a news website, writing articles and doing field work. I have minor experience in writing reviews of films, books and graphic novels.

As I said literature has always been a passion of mine, as a reader and as a writer, so by following an MLitt in Publishing Studies, I hope to gain a thorough knowledge of the whole industry. The majestic campus of the University and the high quality of the course made up my mind for me, so Stirling was the place for me.

I am particularly interested in how the digital world is affecting the publishing field, and I would love to focus my studies on fantasy fiction publications and on the comic book domain, which I consider a vital aspect of the publishing industry.

Last but not least, I have already signed up and have been working as a volunteer for Bloody Scotland, the crime-writing festival that is taking place here in Stirling, and loving the experience so far!