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Nicola Presley

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Personal statement

Nicola Presley began her career in publishing as Assistant Editor of Irish Studies Review, a peer reviewed interdisciplinary journal published by Routledge. She has since worked with a number of publishing industry partners including Taylor and Francis and Oxford University Press. Nicola has a particular interest in digital media and its intersections with literature. She works with the William Golding Estate as a digital strategist and developer. In association with Faber and Faber, Nicola has been involved in the William Golding centenary celebrations and the creation of a marketing app to further interest in the Nobel-Prize winning author.

Nicola has also collaborated with community organisations and facilitated workshops with children and young people on a variety of subjects including publishing and literature. She is currently completing her PhD on American poetry and culture.

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) - Bath Spa University
  • MRes - Bath Spa University.

Teaching specialisms

  • Editorial product development
  • Text editing
  • Digital publishing
  • Professional writing
  • Copywriting
  • American poetry and culture

Current scholarship

  • PhD Thesis: Popular Culture and Intertextuality in the poetry of Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath
  • Literature and digital adaptations
  • Social Media as a research tool.

Research and academic outputs

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"A buried land and a blazing source": Ted Hughes and William Golding
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Presley, N (2018) '"A buried land and a blazing source": Ted Hughes and William Golding.' Ted Hughes Society Journal. ISSN 2051-7270 (Forthcoming)


Many are the deceivers. Anne Sexton's transformations and suburban popular culture
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Presley, N (2011) Many are the deceivers. Anne Sexton's transformations and suburban popular culture. In: Myths and Fairy Tales in Film and Literature post-1900, University of York.


William Golding and popular culture
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Presley, N (2011) William Golding and popular culture. In: Golding Centenary Conference, 2011, Cornwall.


Exposing Daddy Warbucks: Anne Sexton and the cultural impact of comics
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Presley, N (2007) Exposing Daddy Warbucks: Anne Sexton and the cultural impact of comics. In: Feminism and Popular Culture, 29th June to 1st July, Newcastle.


Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? politics, popular culture and war: intertextuality in selected work of Sylvia Plath
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Presley, N (2007) Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? politics, popular culture and war: intertextuality in selected work of Sylvia Plath. In: Sylvia Plath 75th Symposium, Oxford.


That story: the fairy tale family romance in the work of Anne Sexton
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Presley, N (2006) That story: the fairy tale family romance in the work of Anne Sexton. In: Kicking Daffodils, UWE, Bristol, UK.


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