Alexis Weedon

Job Title:   Head of Journalism & Communications & UNESCO Chair holder, New Media Forms of the Book
Affiliation:   University of Bedfordshire


Why I am supporting the Academic Book of the Future Project:Alexis_Weedon_photo

This project brings together partners in the future of the academic book – librarians, teachers, researchers, scholars, industry professionals and publishers. I am keen work with them to improve access to knowledge and provide accessible, affordable and multiplatform knowledge resources and shape future policy on the academic book of the future.


Research Interests:

Alexis is co-editor of Convergence: The Journal of Research into New media Technologies (SAGE founded in 1995. She is currently leading a research group examining the future of new media forms of publishing. ‘Sherwood Rise’ is a research inquiry into the AR book, and was design and realised by David Miller, story written by David Moorhead, as part of Alexis’ UNESCO chair work in New Media Forms of the book.


Recent Publications:


Barnett, Vincent L. and Weedon, Alexis, Elinor Glyn in Hollywood, Author, Filmmaker and Businesswoman. Ashgate. 2014

Weedon, Alexis (general editor) History of the Book in the West 5 volume series, editor of History of the Book in the West The twentieth century and co-editor with Stephen Colclough of History of the Book in the West: The nineteenth century. Ashgate 2010.

Weedon, Alexis Victorian Publishing: The Economics of Book Production for a Mass Market. Ashgate. 2003.


Chapters and articles

‘Wheels of Desire: The Popular Adaptations of A.E.W. Mason’s Thrillers from 1900s to the 1930s’ in William Baker (ed.) Studies in Victorian and Modern Literature: A Tribute to John Sutherland (Lanham,M aryland: The Rowman & Littlefield Press. 2015) 61-79

Alexis Weedon, David Miller, Claudio Pires Franco, David Moorhead and Samantha Pearce, (2014) ‘Crossing media boundaries: Adaptations and new media forms of the book’, Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 2014. 20: 108-124, first doi:10.1177/1354856513515968

Gerrard and Weedon, ‘Working class women’s education in Huddersfield: A case study of the Female Educational Institute Library 1856-1857′ Information and Culture in press

Gerrard and Weedon, ‘The ‘lower classes are very hard readers’: Kidderminster Municipal Library 1855-1856, Library and Information History May 2013

‘Books and other media’ in Nash and Squires, Cambridge History of the Book in Britain : The Twentieth Century, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, in press

‘The Book as a Dynamic System for the Commodification of Ideas and Cultural Expressions ‘Primerjalna književnost, 35.1 June 2012 177-186


Other Information:

  • Former executive committee member Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing
  • Member: International Association of University Professors of English (member)
  • Member: Bibliographical Society
  • Member of the advisory group, The Reading Experience Database
  • Member of the advisory group, Robert Louis Stevenson critical edition
  • Critical friend of research group in the publishing history of the Philosophical Transactions
  • External examiner at the Universities of Middlesex, Napier and Westminster.


See Alexis’ University of Bedfordshire profile  

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