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Methods and Modes

Friday 8th February 2013

Forget the Book 

Wednesday 9th October 2013

Feminist Writing Conference – Feminist Publishing in association with CREATE

6th June 2014

The question of what to write, how to write, and where to write have always been central to feminism. Writing matters not only in the dissemination of knowledge but to the creation of feminist publics. The history of feminism includes a history of materials that have been passed around. In this workshop we hope both to return to some of these histories of feminist writing.

This strand on writing, publishing and the politics of communication operates within the remit of the CREATe project Whose Book Is It Anyway? to open out debates on copyright, open access, and emergent business models in order to address the wider ethics and politics of communication inside and outside the academy. This politics is orientated not just towards a contest over, say, the future of the book as an analogue/digital object, but also towards questions of publishing ethics, care, relations, and process.

New Economic Models for Publishing – Value and Ethics

A CREATe round table event, hosted by NESTA  September 19th 2014

Our second round table event was another candid conversation between industry professionals from both trade and academic publishing, novelists, poets, digital producers and economists operating in the creative sector.

Find out more about our speakers here:

Hasan Bakhshi – NESTA

Hasan leads NESTA’s creative and digital economy policy and research. His recent work includes co-authoring the Next Gen skills review of the video games and visual effects industries, and the Manifesto for the Creative Economy, which sets out ten recommendations by which governments can help creative economy grow.

Nick Barreto – Digital Producer  

Nicholas has, until recently, been at Quercus Books where he was instrumental in their various digital successes. He is an expert in digital production, metadata and innovative business models for publishing.

Sophie Rochester – The Literary Platform

Sophie founded the literary platform in 2009, initially as a free on-line resource dedicated to exploring the interface between literature and technology showcasing ground-breaking projects, and then as a specialist consultancy.


Evie Wyld – Writer and Bookseller

Evie’s second novel All The Birds, Singing won the Miles Franklin Award, the Encore Award, the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize; was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Prize, the James Tait Black Prize and  the Sky Arts Times Breakthrough Award, and longlisted for the Stella Prize and the Bailey’s Prize. She also runs Review, an independent bookshop in Peckham.

Helge Peters – Leuphana

Helge is a research assistant and member of Hybrid Publishing Lab and Leuphana University. His research interest lie at the intersection of media/cultural studies and science studies. Currently he is investigating the performativity of business modes in Open Access publishing.

Eva Weinmayr – AND Publishing  

Eva is one of the founders and directors of AND Publishing, a platform exploring print on demand technologies to publish conceptually driven artists’ books.

Jamie Coleman – Literary Agent at Green and Heaton

Jamie joined Green and Heaton in June 2013 after six years working at Toby Eady Assosicates, as an agent and director.


Dan Trinder – Taylor and Francis

Dan is Associate Editorial Director at Taylor and Francis. He works on journals in the subject areas of business, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Ros Pyne – Palgrave Pivot

Ros is Research and Development Manager in the Open Research team at Palgrave MacMillan.

Geraldine Billingham – Bloomsbury

Geraldine is Editorial Director of Academic Journals and Major Reference Works at Bloomsbury publishing.

Justine Solomons – Byte the Book/Autharium

Justine is Chief Commercial Officer at Autharium, Founder of Byte the Book, and Publisher in Residence at Kingston University

Professor Sarah Kember – Goldsmiths, University of London

Sarah is Professor of New Technologies of Communications and Goldsmiths. Her research focuses on digital media, questions of mediation and feminist science and technology studies.

Professor Janis Jefferies – Goldsmiths, University of London    

Professor of Visual Arts, Janis is a, artist, writer, and curator. She is also Senior Research Fellow at Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles, Director of Goldsmiths Digital Studios, and Associate Pro Warden, Creative and Culture Industries.


Friction and Fiction: IP, Copyright and Digital Futures

Conference 26th September 2015