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Stuart Hall Archives Project

Please join us for a presentation on the Stuart Hall Archive Project by Rebecca Roach, Associate Professor in Contemporary Literature at the University of Birmingham and a Co-Principal Investigator on the Project. A light lunch will follow. RSVP for lunch here >>

The Stuart Hall Archive Project is a major multi-disciplinary research project that will expand public understanding and engagement with the work of the celebrated cultural theorist, Professor Stuart Hall. SHAP and FHI are piloting a graduate research fellowship program this summer, as part of a growing constellation of FHI projects on the theme of Black Archives.

Rebecca Roach is a literary scholar whose research straddles twentieth- and twenty-first century Anglophone literatures. Her research interests include world literature, digital cultures, life writing, book and media history (including reading communities), medical humanities, transnational modernism and its legacies, the institutionalization of literary studies, literary methodologies, and the culture of celebrity as it interacts with literature. Her first book, Literature and the Rise of the Interview (Oxford, 2018), examines the explosion of interviews and interviewing in literary culture since the mid-nineteenth century. She also co-edited a special issue of Biography with Anneleen Masschelein on the topic of "interviewing as creative practice." Along with an interdisciplinary team of scholars, she is a contributor to Ego Media: Life Writing and Online Affordances (Stanford, 2023), a digital publication exploring the impact of digital media on how people present their selves. She completed her doctorate at the University of Oxford and was a postdoctoral research associate at King's College London prior to joining Birmingham.