Creative Disruption in Scholarship: What Happens Next?

Sponsored by Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Recorded on 10/25/2023
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 357

The Frankfurt Kabuff Critical Edition book cover

In the final episode of this four-part series, Beth Driscoll, Associate Professor of Publishing and Communications at the University of Melbourne, and Claire Squires, Professor of Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling, and the editors of The Frankfurt Kabuff Critical Edition, discuss the future of disrupting scholarly communication. They underscore the need to encourage creative, innovative, and collaborative methods of scholarship that can sit beside and be in conversation with traditional research. Specifically, they chat about potential interdisciplinary approaches to their work, and how they plan to advance their concept of Ullapoolism in forthcoming projects. They close with thoughts on how the practice of perfecting craft can act as a hurdle or barrier to the intellectual process. As Beth explains, “Sometimes the first draft or the rough version contains an insight or some kind of truth that if you work it over endlessly and polish it, disappears from the final product.”

About the guests:

Beth Driscoll headshot

Beth Driscoll
Associate Professor of Publishing and Communications
University of Melbourne

Beth Driscoll is Associate Professor of Publishing and Communications at the University of Melbourne. Her books include The New Literary Middlebrow: Tastemakers and Reading in the Twenty-First Century (2014) and, with Kim WiIlkins and Lisa Fletcher, Genre Worlds (2022). With Claire Squires, she is the co-founder of Ullapoolism.

Claire Squires headshot

Claire Squires
Professor of Publishing Studies
University of Stirling

Claire Squires is Professor of Publishing Studies at the University of Stirling. Her publications include Marketing Literature: the Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain and as co-editor The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Vol 7: The Twentieth Century and Beyond. With Beth Driscoll, she is co-founder of Ullapoolism.

Enjoy the conversation? Listen to the rest of the series:

Check out our previous series with Wilfrid Laurier University Press:
– Performing Female Blackness
– Canadian Poetry Today
– Animal Studies, Postcolonial Literature, and Multispecies Modernity
– Unpacking the Personal Library
– Cultivating Indigenous Studies

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