Before coming to Loughborough in February 2016, I held positions at Newcastle University, the University of East Anglia and the University of Manchester.

I have an MA (Distinction) in Modern and Contemporary Literature from Birkbeck, University of London, and a PhD in English from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

My classroom experience includes convening and teaching on a wide range of modules in Anglo-American literature and book history/ publishing at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

My current work focuses on born-digital archives, looking particularly at the poetry publisher Carcanet Press. This project is funded by a Leadership Fellowship from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It builds on an earlier project funded by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award: “After the Digital Revolution: Bringing together archivists and scholars to preserve born-digital records and produce new knowledge.”

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Twitter: @lisejaillant

I welcome PhD applications on modernism, book history and literary institutions. Please contact me  if you would like an informal discussion about your ideas for a PhD.

Current PhD students 

  • Bret Johnson: dissertation on British literary prizes (fully-funded by the University)
  • Sarah Featonby: dissertation on Angela Carter and Virginia Woolf

I regularly review for the Times Literary Supplement and other media outlets. Current external activities include an invited talk at the Cabinet Office; a workshop and an exhibition at the John Rylands Library (Manchester).