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Dr

Beth Driscoll

Associate Professor In Publishing & Communications
Culture And Communication
arts & humanities
literature
social sciences
literary theory & criticism
australian literature
publishing
romance fiction
cultural studies
publishing studies
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Dr

Beth Driscoll

 
Division
Arts
 
Primary Interest
Literary fiction and genre fiction
Beth Driscoll's Profile Picture
Dr

Beth Driscoll

 

Beth Driscoll is Associate Professor in Publishing, Communications and Arts Management at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on contemporary book cultures across two main domains: socio-cultural practices of reading, and the global publishing industry.

She investigates reading cultures and emotion, publishing communities and systems of taste, and computational and arts-inspired methods for researching book cultures.


Driscoll's research expertise encompasses contemporary popular and middlebrow literary culture. Her monograph, “The New Literary Middlebrow: Tastemakers and Reading in the Twenty-First Century” (Palgrave Macmillan 2014), presents research into forms of middlebrow literary culture including Oprah’s Book Club, the Man Booker Prize and literary festivals. Her research on the publishing industry includes “The Frankfurt Book Fair and Bestseller Business” (Cambridge UP 2020), co-authored with Claire Squires. Upcoming publications include a co-authored monograph, “Genre Worlds: Popular Fiction in the Twenty-First Century.”




Scholarly Works

Displaying the 44 most recent scholarly works by Beth Driscoll.

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Associate Professor In Publishing & Communications

Culture And Communication

Asal

Association for the Study of Australian Literature

Sharp

Society for the History of Authorship, Readership and Publishing

Education

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws

Australian National University

Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

Australian National University

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