Dr Emily Spiers

Lecturer in Creative Futures

Research Overview

Emily Spiers is Lecturer in Creative Futures. Her work focuses on future-oriented, innovative trends in communicative and literary practices, and explores how preferable futures are being envisaged, anticipated and made through art and literature.

Her research into authorship focuses on spoken-word poetry as an aesthetic and political practice, and as a world literary phenomenon. Underpinning her work is the question of how authors ‘embody’ literature, in their performances, biographical person and their literary texts. She also investigates the ways in which performances become circulated digitally within and across cultural contexts, either by artists seeking alternative methods of dissemination that confound the economics of the publishing and music industries, or by fan communities.

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Selected Publications Show all 14 publications

"There's no lobby for girls in pop": writing the performative pop-feminist subject
Spiers, E. 04/2015 In: German pop literature. Berlin : De Gruyter
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

The long march through the institutions: from Alice Schwarzer to pop-feminism and the new German girls
Spiers, E. 03/2014 In: Oxford German Studies. 43, 1, p. 69-88. 20 p.
Journal article

"Alpha-Maedchen sind wir alle": subjectivity, agency and solidarity in Anglo-American and German pop-feminist writing
Spiers, E. 2012 In: Angermion: Yearbook for Anglo-German Literary Criticism, Intellectual History and Cultural Transfers. 5, p. 191-218. 29 p.
Journal article

Graphic Futures
17/10/2017 → 30/06/2018

Stories in Dialogue
05/10/2017 → 01/10/2018

Cultural Literacy and Social Futures
09/09/2017 → 09/09/2019

The Author and the world: New interdisciplinary approaches to authorship
06/01/2014 → 05/01/2016

Storytelling and Global Futures
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Anticipation 2017
Participation in conference

Translating Practices: Languages and Translation in Higher Education from a Cross-cultural Perspective
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Modern Languages Open (Journal)
Editorial activity

Writing as a material practice
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Locating Creation
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Cultural Literacy in Europe
Participation in conference

ACLA annual conference
Participation in conference

Culture and the Future
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

ACLA Annual Conference
Participation in conference

Screening the literary
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

  • Authors and the World
  • Performing Identities
  • Poetics of Resistance