USSO and BAAS PG WORKSHOP: Turning the Page – from Dissertation to Book Manuscript

Turning the Page – from Dissertation to Book Manuscript

Wednesday 11 November 2020, 4 PM (London)

 Three excellent researchers, Dr. Hannah-Rose Murray, Dr. Harriet Earle, and Dr.  Thomas J. Cobb are kindly sharing their publishing experience in this workshop on how to transform your Phd dissertation into a monograph

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Hannah-Rose Murray

Dr. Hannah-Rose Murray is an Early Career Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on recovering and amplifying formerly enslaved African American testimony (including forgotten slave narratives, oratory and visual performance), specifically focusing on their transatlantic journeys to Britain between the 1830s and the 1890s. She has created a website ( that maps their speaking locations across Britain, and has organized numerous community events including talks, performances, podcasts, plays and exhibitions on both sides of the Atlantic. Her first book, Advocates of Freedom: African American Transatlantic Abolitionism in the British Isles was published in September 2020 by Cambridge University Press.


Dr. Harriet Earle

Dr Harriet Earle (@hattie_go_lucky) is a senior lecturer in English at Sheffield Hallam University and the author of Comics: An Introduction (2020) and Comics, Trauma and the New Art of War (2017). Her research interests include violence, trauma, and biopolitics in comics and popular culture. She is in the early stages of her second monograph, on the topic of true crime and serial killers in comics. Her publications span the field of popular culture studies, with recent articles in The European Journal of American Culture and The Comics Grid. Dr Earle sits on the editorial board of Comics Forum


Dr. Thomas J. Cobb

Dr. Thomas J. Cobb (@DrThomasjCobb91) is an academic writing tutor and module lecturer at Coventry University and the author of American Cinema and Cultural Diplomacy: The Fragmented Kaleidoscope (2020). He has also convened and taught American Studies modules at the University of Birmingham. His research interests encompass American foreign policy, the allegorical role of Hollywood cinema since the Vietnam War and synergies between popular culture and US political dynamics. He has published articles in both American Studies and Film Studies journals, including American Studies In Scandinavia and Film International. He hopes to pursue a second monograph on affinities between the content of Hollywood films and political ideologies imparted in the American presidency. 


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