We’re sorry to announce that Professor Julie Sanders has reluctantly had to withdraw from this year’s conference and can no longer deliver her closing keynote.
Instead we have organised a Round Table Discussion on the topic of 21st Century Editorial and Developmental Practices and we have lined up some exciting speakers to sit on the panel!
Professor Gabriel Egan
Gabriel Egan is a Professor of Shakespeare Studies and the Director of the Centre for Textual Studies at De Montfort University. He is the author of The Struggle for Shakespeare’s Text: Twentieth Century Editorial Theory and Practice (2010), one of the General Editors for the New Oxford Shakespeare Complete Works and co-edits the journals Shakespeare and Theatre Notebook. Gabriel is currently editing Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona and is the Principal Investigator for the AHRC-funded research project “Shakespeare’s Early Editions: Computational Methods for Textual Studies” that will explore the differences between the quarto and Folio versions of his plays to see if they can be quantified and explained in terms of textual corruption and authorial and non-authorial revision.
Lucy Hobbs is a Research student in the Centre for Adaptations at De Montfort University. She is currently working on her PhD ‘Adapting the Role of M in the James Bond Franchise’. Her background is in commissioning and project managing titles on English and English Literature lists for leading Educational Publishers, having trained as an editor and commissioner at Oxford University Press. She is also Editorial Manager of the A-level magazine, The English Review.
Christopher Walker is the programme leader for De Montfort University’s MA in Television Scriptwriting, which he helped to design, and teaches on the MA in Creative Writing at York St John University. He was the Head of Central Independent Television’s Script Unit and later the Creative Executive of Columbia TriStar Central Productions. He is an experienced television script editor and is the Vice Chair of Writing East Midlands. Christopher co-wrote The Insiders Guide to Writing for Television with Julian Friedmann, published in 2012. He also produced the ITV sitcom The Upper Hand, Sob Sisters and has developed comedy projects for Carlton and the BBC.