Gill Partington

Gill Partington’s research addresses changing engagements with the material page, through the history of reading and print culture, book destruction, theories of media, and concepts of fictionality. She is a member of Birkbeck’s Material Texts Network and has co-convened the following network symposia: On Paper (2010); Book Destruction (2011); Missing Texts (2012); The Humument (2013); and Perversions of Paper (2014).

She has also co-edited a special issue of the journal Critical Quarterly (2013) on Missing Text and a collection entitled Book Destruction in the West (Palgrave 2014). She is currently completing a study entitled: Taking it Literally: Literary Fiction in the Twentieth Century and Beyond.


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