Centre for the History of the Book

Dr Samantha Bruce-Benjamin

Dr Samantha Bruce-Benjamin is a publisher working for the BBC.

Dr Samantha Bruce-Benjamin

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I hold an MA and a PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing from The University of Edinburgh.  Upon graduation, I worked as a literary editor at Random House in New York, where I was privileged to assist authors including Gore Vidal and Dame Muriel Spark, before continuing my career in publishing at the BBC. I am the author of three works of fiction, The Art of Devotion (Simon and Schuster), The Westhampton Leisure Hour and Supper Club (WGP), and the forthcoming, The Beating of Wings.

My doctoral research focused on the extant corpus of the Franco-Scottish miniaturist and calligrapher, Esther Inglis (1571-1624), and considered the ways in which she mobilised the paratexts of her manuscripts to manifest an original authorial voice. My continuing research into Inglis’s contribution to early modern women’s writing requisitely engages with manuscript culture, narratology, genetic criticism, literary ventriloquism, the artist’s book, micropublishing, and the literary theory of Gérard Genette.