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 are selections from the students' portfolios that will supplement each authors' site within the Women's Writing Database.

Catherine Gore


By Barbara Edwards

Archive Material

Contemporary Reception

Secondary Reading List


Corvey Holdings


Biographical Sketch

Critical Essay

Database Link:Author Web Page