Olive Schreiner and the Politics of Print Culture (forthcoming, Edinburgh UP).

Special Issues

Queens of the Marketplace: Victorian Women Writers and the Rise of the Bestseller, special issue of Women’s Writing, ed. by Clare Clarke and Clare Gill (forthcoming).

Chapters and Articles

‘“I am really going to kill him this time”: Olive Schreiner, W.T. Stead and the politics of publicity at the Review of Reviews,’ Victorian Periodicals Review, 46:2 (Summer 2013), pp. 184-210.

‘Olive Schreiner, T. Fisher Unwin and the Rise of the Short Fiction Collection in Britain,’ English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, 55:3 (2012), pp. 315-338.

“‘Reading the ‘religion of socialism’: Olive Schreiner, the Labour Church and the Construction of Left-wing Reading Communities in the 1890s,” in The History of Reading, Vol.2: Evidence from the British Isles, c.1750-1950, edited by Katie Halsey and W.R. Owens (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), pp. 48-63.

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Dr Clare Gill

Education and Experience

Clare Gill received her PhD from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2011, where she subsequently worked as a Teaching Fellow in Victorian literature. In 2012 she held a Mellon Fellowship at the Harry Ransom Center (Austin, Texas), where she conducted research on the papers of the South African writer and social theorist, Olive Schreiner. Before coming to St Andrews in 2014, Clare worked at the University of Southampton as a lecturer in Victorian literature.  

Research Interests

Clare has research interests in late-Victorian literature and culture, book history, and nineteenth-century periodical cultures. She has a particular interest in the work of Olive Schreiner, the focus of her first monograph, Olive Schreiner and the Politics of Print Culture, which is forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press. Clare has published articles on Schreiner, T. Fisher Unwin, the late-Victorian press, and socialist reading communities in the 1890s. With Dr Clare Clarke (Trinity College, Dublin), she is currently editing a special issue of the journal Women’s Writing which explores Victorian women writers’ contribution to the genealogy of the bestseller. 

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