Forms of Innovation: Communicative Space

A one-day workshop at De Montfort University on Saturday 17 August 2013

Forms of Innovation will be hosting “Communicative Space,” one of a national series of one-day workshop events taking place throughout summer 2013. The event taking place at DMU will offer sessions exploring the importance of communicative space in contemporary research and creative practices. Each session will demonstrate the ways in which the channels of disseminating creative and scholarly practices are changing, and discuss how innovative approaches can alter the navigations of narrative space and discourse across media.

Speakers include:

Prof. Gabriel Egan (Professor of Shakespeare Studies at DMU, and Director of the Centre for Textual Studies)

Dr. Alison Gibbons (Senior Lecturer in Stylistics, English Language and Literature at DMU)

Dr. Simon Perril (Subject Leader for Creative Writing at DMU)

Stella Wisdom (Digital Curator at the British Library)

Registration for the event is FREE, and is available via an online form at the Forms of Innovation website linked from the navigation bar on the left of this screen.

For any extra information please email:

Jason Smith (

David Hucklesby (

Forms of Innovation is a student-led Collaborative Skills Development scheme funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and is a collaboration between research students at De Montfort University, Cardiff University, The University of Edinburgh, The University of Strathclyde, Durham University and King’s College, London. The five workshop events taking place throughout the summer months will build towards an end-of-year conference in Edinburgh, to be supported by an accompanying peer-reviewed journal and website. It aims to develop a practical knowledge base and collaborative network exploring the intersections between literary scholarship and technological innovation. The emphasis of each event is on practical advice and guidance, achieved through the formal discussion of academic and professional expertise, and through workshops structured to accommodate both skills training and opportunities for knowledge exchange.