Adopt an Author

In 1997, the Corvey Project at Sheffield Hallam University initiated a Special Study Unit for third-year undergraduates students titled 'Adopt An Author'. Students chose one of the women writers represented in the Corvey Collection to study and assembled a portfolio of their research on the author which included some or all of the following elements: a biographical sketch of the writer, a bibliography of the writer's work, a summary of the writer's contemporary critical reception, plot synopses of one or more of the writer's works with a critical assessment, an annotated list of secondary reading, and where possible, as an appendix, copies of contemporary reviews and related archive material, including images.

Included here is the best work from the student's portfolios that supplements the author's site in the Corvey Women's Writing on the Web database.

Emma Roberts


By Elizabeth Conroy, May 1998

Biographical Sketch