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Georgina Colby is a Senior Research Associate on the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded project: ‘New Ways of collecting, Collaborating and Curating: Towards a Centre for Contemporary Poetry in the Archive’ led by Dr Jeremy Noel-Tod and Justine Mann at the University of East Anglia. 

Georgina's research interests lie in avant-garde poetry, feminisms, the publishing practices of contemporary small presses, and what archives can tell us about the process of formally innovative writing. She is the author of Kathy Acker: Writing the Impossible (Edinburgh University Press, 2018), the editor of Reading Experimental Writing (Edinburgh University Press, 2019) and, with Leigh Wilson, the co-editor of The Contemporary Small Press: Making Publishing Visible (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020). She has published widely in the field of avant-garde writing and poetics in journals such as Textual Practice, New Formations: A Journal of Culture, Theory and Politics, Women: A Cultural Review, Comparative Critical Studies, Journal of Narrative Theory, and Jacket 2. She has also reviewed for the Times Literary Supplement. Georgina co-edits two book series: Edinburgh Foundations in Avant-Garde Writing and Edinburgh Critical Studies in Avant-Garde Writing, published by Edinburgh University Press. She is currently working on a new monograph Forms of Solidarity: Feminist Avant-Garde Writing in the Twenty-First Century, as well as a short monograph on the aesthetic politics of avant-garde writing and contemporary small press publishing.