Professor Claire Squires

Professor in Publishing Studies

English Studies University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Claire Squires

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About me

Claire Squires joined Stirling in 2009 as Director of the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication, having previously worked at Oxford Brookes University. Her publishing career includes editorial and publicity roles at Hodder & Stoughton General Trade Division, and freelance and consultancy work for a variety of trade and academic publishers.

She has frequently spoken about her work both in UK and elsewhere including, in recent years, as an invited speaker in Australia, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, and Sweden. She has organised and contributed to public sessions and events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Aye Write!, Oxford Literary Festival, the London Book Fair, the Ljubljana Book Fair, and the Royal Festival Hall, London, and has contributed to media reports on publishing, including for BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 4's Open Book and You and Yours, and for The Scotsman, the Financial Times, and the Daily Record. Her research has been funded by the AHRC, Nesta/Creative Scotland, Publishing Scotland, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, and the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH). From 2009-19, she was Director for Publications and Awards for SHARP (the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing), and is Chair of the Association for Publishing Education. She has acted as a judge for the Saltire Society Literary Awards, and is a current judge of the Saltire Society Publisher of the Year Award. From 2020, she is the Director of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH).

She welcomes research proposals from prospective PhD students in the area of publishing studies and the 20th/21st century book cultures.

Community Contribution

Saltire Society Literary Awards Judge

Saltire Society Publisher of the Year Awards Judge

Bloody Scotland Committee Member
Bloody Scotland is Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival, based in Stirling.


Divisional / Faculty Contribution

Divisional REF Co-Ordinator

Director of the Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication


Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education
Oxford Brookes University

DPhil in Fiction in the Marketplace: the Literary Novel and the UK Publishing Industry 1990-2000
University of Oxford

MA in Modern Literature: Studies in Fiction
University of East Anglia

BA (Hons) in English and Related Literature
University of York


Examining

MLitt in Managing in the Creative Industries
University of St Andrews

MSc in Material Cultures and the History of the Book
University of Edinburgh

BA in Writing and Publishing, University of Derby


Other Academic Activities

Director of Publications and Awards, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)

SGSAH Panel D Chair

Chair of the Board, AHRC Block Grant Partnership: Capacity Building (with the University of Strathclyde)

Director of the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH)
https://www.sgsah.ac.uk/

Chair, Association for Publishing Education

Honorary Professor of 20th/21st Century Book Cultures, UCL


Supervision of Research Assistants

Helena Markou

Dr Dorothy Butchard

Dr Gill Tasker

Dr Fiona Millar

Dr Susan Berridge

Louisa Preston


Research (8)

Claire's research interests focus on the history of the book, publishing studies and book cultures in the 20th and 21st centuries, both in the UK and globally. She has particular interests in contemporary literary publishing, children's books and publishing, digital publishing, literary prizes, and book festivals and fairs. Her publications include Marketing Literature: The Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain (Palgrave, 2007), and as co-editor with Andrew Nash and I. R. Willison, The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume 7: The Twentieth Century and Beyond (CUP, 2019). Writing as Blaire Squiscoll with Beth Driscoll, she is also author of The Frankfurt Kabuff (Kabuff Books, 2019).

Projects

Data research into sales trends and income from selected Scottish book publishers
PI: Professor Claire Squires
Funded by: Publishing Scotland

Creativity without Clusters: Overcoming Fragmentation in the Scottish Creative Economy
PI: Professor Claire Squires
Funded by: Arts and Humanities Research Council

Peer Review Study for Future of the Academic Book
PI: Professor Claire Squires
Funded by: University College London

Digital R&D Fund for Arts & Culture in Scotland: Research Consortium
PI: Professor Claire Squires
Funded by: The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts

CRF European Visiting Research Fellowship
PI: Professor Claire Squires
Funded by: Royal Society

The Book Unbound: Disruption and Disintermediation in the Digital Age
PI: Professor Claire Squires
Funded by: Arts and Humanities Research Council

Book Events: The Transnational Culture, Commerce and Social Impact of Literary Festivals
PI: Professor Claire Squires
Funded by: The Royal Society of Edinburgh

Innerpeffray Library: photographing and transcribing 2 volumes of ledgers
PI: Professor Katherine Halsey
Funded by: Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Outputs (102)

Outputs

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Book Chapter

Squires C (2022) Patchy and Negligible. In: Small M (ed.) Bella Caledonia: An Anthology of Writing from 2007-2021. Edinburgh: Leamington Books, pp. 217-220. https://leamingtonbooks.com/bella-caledonia

Website Content

Squiscoll B (2022) The COP26 Kabuff: A Beatrice Deft Short. [Website] 03.01.2022. https://www.wattpad.com/story/296999418-the-cop26-kabuff-a-beatrice-deft-short

Website Content

Driscoll B & Squires C (2021) The Ullapoolism Manifesto. ASAP/J [Blog Post] 01.11.2021. https://asapjournal.com/the-ullapoolism-manifesto-beth-driscoll-and-claire-squires/

Book Chapter

Squires C (2020) The Passion and Pragmatism of the Small Publisher. In: Colby G, Marczewska K & Wilson L (eds.) The Contemporary Small Press: Making Publishing Visible. New Directions in Book History. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 199-218. https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783030487836

Book Chapter

Squires C (2020) The Review and the Reviewer. In: Baverstock A & Bradford R (eds.) Contemporary Publishing and the Culture of Books. Abingdon: Routledge.

Book Chapter

Squires C (2020) The Global Market 1970-2015: Consumers. In: Eliot S & Rose J (eds.) A Companion to the History of the Book. 2nd ed. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, 102. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 601-614. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119018193.ch40

Book Chapter

Squires C (2020) Sensing the Novel/Seeing the Book/Selling the Goods. In: Lazendorfer T & Norrick-Ruhl C (eds.) The Novel as Network: Forms, Ideas, Commodities. New Directions in Book History. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 251-270. https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030534080

Monograph

Squires C & Driscoll B (2020) The Frankfurt Book Fair and Bestseller Business. Elements in Publishing and Book Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://www.cambridge.org/core/elements/frankfurt-book-fair-and-bestseller-business/46619680A5D0ABA5ABED6403C74DE1A0

Other

Driscoll B (Editor) & Squires C (Editor) (2020) Book Commerce Book Carnival [Commerce du livre, carnival du livre]. Mémoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture, 11 (2). https://www.erudit.org/en/journals/memoires/2020-v11-n2-memoires05373/

Website Content

Squiscoll B (2020) The Corona Kabuff [A Beatrice Deft Short]. [Website] 12.03.2020. https://www.wattpad.com/story/216487145-the-corona-kabuff-a-beatrice-deft-short

Book Chapter

Squires C (2019) Genre in the Markplace. In: Davis C (ed.) Print Cultures: A Reader in Theory and Practice. London: Red Globe Press, pp. 256-259. https://www.macmillanihe.com/page/detail/Print-Cultures/?K=9780230280915

Newspaper Article

Marsden S & Squires C (2019) Inside the Saltire Society Literary Awards. Bella Caledonia. 17.12.2019. https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2019/12/17/inside-the-saltire-society-literary-awards/

Book Chapter

Squires C (2019) Genre in the Marketplace. In: Davis C (ed.) Print Cultures: A Reader in Theory and Practice. London: Red Globe Press, pp. 256-259. https://www.macmillanihe.com/page/detail/Print-Cultures/?K=9780230280915

Other

Squiscoll B (2019) The Frankfurt Kabuff Party 2 (Literaturhaus). Spotify [Spotify playlist] 31.07.2019. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1PMkPlAmYLM4Pnjc3YuIGA?si=ETW3kF3VQLCc1oK5T51WWw

Other

Squiscoll B (2019) The Frankfurt Kabuff Party 1 (extremely legendary). Spotify [Spotify playlist] 23.07.2019. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0eXv8z8jZGyJBEWYAZFcNi?si=3HpLqAU2Twu_pctPJATYFw

Authored Book

Squiscoll B (2019) The Frankfurt Kabuff. Glasgow/Melbourne: Kabuff Books. https://ullapoolism.wordpress.com/blaire-squiscoll-author/

Newspaper Article

Squires C (2019) Patchy and Neglible. Bella Calendonia. 04.06.2019. https://bellacaledonia.org.uk/2019/06/04/patchy-and-negligible/

Edited Book

Nash A, Squires C & Willison I (eds.) (2019) The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume 7: The Twentieth Century and Beyond. The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, 7. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/literature/printing-and-publishing-history/cambridge-history-book-britain-volume-7?format=HB

Book Chapter

Squires C, Nash A & Willison I (2019) Introduction. In: Nash A, Squires C & Willison IR (eds.) Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume 7: The Twentieth Century and Beyond. Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, 7. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-38. http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/literature/printing-and-publishing-history/cambridge-history-book-britain-volume-7?format=HB

Book Chapter

Squires C & Nash A (2019) Authorship. In: Nash A, Squires C & Willison IR (eds.) The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume 7: The Twentieth Century and Beyond. Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, 7. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 99-145. http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/literature/printing-and-publishing-history/cambridge-history-book-britain-volume-7?format=HB

Book Chapter

Squires C, Nash A & Towheed S (2019) Reading and Ownership. In: Nash A, Squires C & Willison IR (eds.) The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume 7: The Twentieth Century and Beyond. Cambridge History of the Book in History, 7. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 231-276. http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/literature/printing-and-publishing-history/cambridge-history-book-britain-volume-7?format=HB

Book Chapter

Squires C & Finkelstein D (2019) Book Events, Book Environments. In: Nash A, Squires C & Willison IR (eds.) The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Volume 7: The Twentieth Century and Beyond. Cambridge History of the Book in History, 7. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 668-678. http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/literature/printing-and-publishing-history/cambridge-history-book-britain-volume-7?format=HB

Authored Book

Squiscoll B (2018) The Frankfurt Kabuff. Toronto: Wattpad. https://www.wattpad.com/story/164522893-the-frankfurt-kabuff

Website Content

Driscoll B & Squires C (2018) 'Oh Look, a Ferry'; or the Smell of Paper Books. [The Lifted Brow] 24.10.2018. https://www.theliftedbrow.com/liftedbrow/2018/10/24/oh-look-a-ferry-or-the-smell-of-paper-books-by-beth-driscoll-and-claire-squires

Book Chapter

Butchard D, Rowberry S, Squires C & Tasker G (2017) Peer Review in Practice. In: Rayner S & Lyons R (eds.) Academic Book of the Future: BOOC. London: UCL Press. https://ucldigitalpress.co.uk/BOOC/Article/1/57/; https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781911307679.15

Book Chapter

Squires C (2017) Haud Oan to Europe. In: Stedman G & van Lente S (eds.) It's not just the Economy, Stupid! Brexit and the Cultural Sector. Berlin: Literary Field Kaleidoscope and the Centre for British Studies Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, pp. 17-18. http://literaryfield.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Brexit_and_the_Cultural_Sector.pdf

Research Report

Butchard D, Rowberry S, Squires C & Tasker G (2016) Peer Review in Practice. University of Stirling. http://peerreviewproject.uk/peer-review-in-practice/

Book Chapter

Squires C (2013) Britain from 1914. In: Suarez M, Woudhuysen H & Woudhuysen S (eds.) The Book: A Global History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 311-319. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199679416.do

Book Chapter

Squires C (2013) Literary Prizes and Awards. In: Harper G (ed.) A Companion to Creative Writing. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 291-304. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-047065693X.html

Book Chapter

Squires C (2012) Le marketing de la litterature en Grande Bretange: une etude de cas, Trainspotting. In: Guellec L & Hache-Bissette F (eds.) Litterature et publicite: de Balzac a Beigbeder. Marseille: Editions Gaussen, pp. 377-388. https://sites.google.com/site/editionsgaussen/company-blog/publication/litterature-et-publicite

Website Content

Squires C, Finkelstein D & McNaughton D (2012) Book Cultures, Book Events. 2012. http://www.bookcultures.stir.ac.uk/

Other

Squires C & Ray Murray P (2012) Forward Thinking. Bookseller, (5556), p. 22. http://www.thebookseller.com/user/login?destination=node%2F198235

Edited Book

Squires C, Woudhuysen HR & Suarez MF (eds.) (2010) Oxford Companion to the Book: 20th-Century Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780198606536.do#

Book Chapter

Squires C (2010) Crossovers. In: Weedon A (ed.) The History of the Book in the West: 1914-2000 Volume 5. The History of the Book in the West: A Library of Critical Essays. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 431-464. http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754627838

Book Chapter

Squires C (2010) Marketing Literature: The Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain. In: Eagleton M (ed.) Feminist Literary Theory: A Reader. 3rd ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 115-118. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405183136,descCd-tableOfContents.html

Book Chapter

Squires C (2010) The Publishing Industry: The Rise of the Paperback. In: Shaffer B (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction, Volume 1: Twentieth-Century British and Irish Fiction. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 316-319. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405192445.html

Book Chapter

Squires C (2010) The History of the Book in Britain: From 1914. In: Suarez S, Suarez M & Woudhuysen H (eds.) Oxford Companion to the Book. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 188-193. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780198606536.do#

Research Report

Wischenbart R, Genova Y, Inkei P, Kovac M, Squires C & Torner C (2010) Feasibility Study on a Literary Translation Prize: Final Report. European Commission. Dr Rudiger Wischenbart Content and Consulting. http://ec.europa.eu/languages/documents/studies/study-literary-translation-prize_en.pdf

Book Chapter

Squires C (2009) Marketing at the Millennium. In: Maybin J & Watson N (eds.) Children's Literature: Approaches and Territories. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 183-198. https://he.palgrave.com/page/detail/?sf1=barcode&st1=9780230227132

Book Chapter

Squires C (2009) Intertextuality. In: Montgomery H & Watson N (eds.) Children's Literature: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 276-285. https://he.palgrave.com/page/detail/?sf1=barcode&st1=9780230227132

Book Review

Squires C (2009) Miha Kovac. Never Mind the Web, Here Comes the Book. Review of: Never Mind the Web: Here comes the book, by Miha Kovac, Oxford: Chandos Publishing, 2008, 204pp, ISBN 978-1843344056. Sharp News, 18 (2), p. 13. http://www.sharpweb.org/images/PDFdocs/SHARP_18.2.pdf

Book Review

Squires C & Squires C (2009) The Professional Literary Agent in Britain, 1880-1920. Review of: Mary Ann Gillies. The Professional Literary Agent in Britain, 1880–1920, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007. xiv, 250pp. ISBN 9780802091475. University of Toronto Quarterly, 78 (1), pp. 303-304. https://doi.org/10.1353/utq.0.0367

Book Chapter

Squires C (2008) Marketing fiction. In: Clark G & Phillips A (eds.) Inside Book Publishing. 4th ed. Abingdon: Routledge, p. 185. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415441575/

Book Chapter

Squires C (2008) Ghostwriting. In: Clark G & Phillips A (eds.) Inside Book Publishing. 4th ed. Abingdon: Routledge, p. 89. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415441575/

Book Chapter

Squires C (2007) Literary Prizes. In: Finkelstein D & McCleery A (eds.) The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland Volume 4: Professionalism and Diversity 1880-2000. Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, 4. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 264-266. https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-the-edinburgh-history-of-the-book-in-scotland-volume-4-professionalism-and-diversity-1880-2000.html

Book Chapter

Squires C (2007) The Global Market 1970-2000: Consumers. In: Eliot S & Rose J (eds.) A Companion to the History of the Book. Hardback ed. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, 48. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 406-418. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405127651.html

Book Chapter

Squires C (2007) Literary Prizes, Literary Categories and Children's Literature in the 1990s-2000s. In: Guignery V & Gallix F (eds.) Pre- and Post-Publication Itineraries of the Contemporary Novel in English. Paris: Editions Publibook Universite, pp. 277-290. https://www.publibook.com/pre-and-post-publication-itineraries-of-the-contemporary-novel-in-english.html/

Book Chapter

Squires C (2007) Book Marketing and the Booker Prize. In: Matthews N & Moody N (eds.) Judging a Book by its Cover: Fans, Publishers, Designers, and the Marketing of Fiction. Ashgate: London, pp. 71-82. http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754657316

Book Review

Squires C (2007) Aaron Jaffe. Modernism and the Culture of Celebrity. Review of: Aaron Jaffc. Modernism and the Culture of Celebrity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. xii, 248p. ill. ISBN 978-0-521-84301-0.. Sharp News, 16 (2), p. 7. http://scholarworks.umass.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1004&context=sharp_news

Edited Book

Gortschacher W, Klein H & Squires C (eds.) (2006) Fiction and Literary Prizes in Great Britain. Salzburger Beiträge zur Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft, Vienna: Praesens Verlag. http://www.praesens.at/praesens2013/?p=1790

Book Review

Squires C (2006) A concise companion to contemporary British fiction. Review of: A Concise Companion to Contemporary British Fiction. James English (ed.). Malden, MA, Oxford and Victoria: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2006 Pp. xii + 284. ISBN 978-1405120005. Review of English Studies, 57 (230), pp. 414-416. https://doi.org/10.1093/res/hgl056

Book Chapter

Squires C (2004) Novelistic Production and the Publishing Industry in Britain and Ireland. In: Shaffer B (ed.) A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945-2000. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, 28. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 177-193. http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1405113758.html

Authored Book

Squires C (2002) Zadie Smith's White Teeth: A Reader's Guide. Continuum Contemporaries. London: Continuum. http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/zadie-smiths-white-teeth-9780826453266/

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