The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication undertakes a range of staff and student research activities, including collaborations with industry, publishing-related organisations and other Universities. Recent and current staff research activity includes:

  • publication of Marketing Literature: The Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain (Palgrave, 2007)
  • Associate Editor for Twentieth Century Britain, in Michael Suarez and Henry Woudhuysen, general eds. The Oxford Companion to the Book (OUP, 2010).
  • co-Volume Editor for the Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume 7: 1914-2000 (CUP, forthcoming)
  • Visiting lectures at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and at the Universities of Perm, Russia, Paris IV (Sorbonne) and Paris X (Paris-Ouest), and the University of Bologna, Italy.
  • Public sessions and events at the Oxford Literary Festival, the London Book Fair, the Ljubljana Book Fair, and the Royal Festival Hall, London, and on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book programme.
  • Conference papers on comic books, publishing on the internet, and the future of poetry publishing in the UK.
  • Organising events on the impact of technology on the publishing industry.
  • Contributions to The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, Volume 3 edited by Bill Bell (EUP, 2007).

Marketing LiteratureWe welcome approaches from students wishing to study in the Centre for a PhD, either to explore current or future publishing practice in the UK and internationally, or to investigate aspects of the history of publishing and print culture. We also offer a MRes in Publishing Studies, for those wishing to undertake research at Masters level. We also welcome approaches for research and/or consultancy collaborations – please see our contact details and get in touch.

The Centre is part of the School of Arts and Humanities, English Studies which, as well as the Centre for International Publishing and Communication, also houses a number of internationally recognised interdisciplinary and inter-University Research Centres, including the Centre of Commonwealth Studies, the Scottish Institute for Northern Renaissance Studies, and the Stirling Centre for Scottish Studies. In addition to publishing studies, English Studies has recognised research expertise in Creative Writing, Medieval Studies, Renaissance Studies (including Shakespeare), Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies, Romanticism, the Gothic, Victorian Literature, Modern Literature, Scottish Studies and Postcolonial Studies. More information on research in English Studies is available here.