Dr. Helen Marshall has recently been appointed as Lecturer of Creative Writing and Publishing for the Department of English and Media at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England. There she will join with Dr. Tiffani Angus and Dr. Laura Dietz to form the new Publishing Team, responsible for delivering the department’s Master of Arts in Publishing. Her experience as a book historian and her research into English manuscript production in the fourteenth century will very much inform her teaching in this role.
Dr. Marshall is also an active creative writer, and the author of two award-winning collections of short stories: Hair Side, Flesh Side (2012) and Gifts for the One Who Comes After (2014). The majority of the writing of these two books was completed alongside her PhD. Both respond in different ways to her experience of working in the archives, and they explore the themes of art and its relationship to issues of history, memory, and personal legacy.