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Professor Vike Martina Plock

Public engagement

Professor Plock's AHRC-funded research network Tailored Trades: Clothes, Labour and Professional Communities, 1880-1939 included public lectures and school study days at the Bishopsgate Institute in London and the People's History Museum in Manchester. A detailed description of these activities can be found on the project website.

Contribution to discipline

Professor Plock is one of the editors of the interdisciplinary academic journal Literature & History published biannually by Sage and she is an advisory editor of the James Joyce Quarterly.

To date Professor Plock has been peer-reviewing for  PMLA, James Joyce Quarterly, Modernism/Modernity, Modernist Cultures, Journal of Design History, Textual Practice, Women: A Cultural Reivew, Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas, Edinburgh Univevrsity Press, Liverpool University Press, Ohio State University Press and UCD Press.

From 2011-2014 she was a member of the executive committee of the British Society for Literature and Science and in July 2015 Professor Plock was elected as Membership Secretary of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society.

She was a member of the academic organising committee of the 25th International James Joyce Symposium "Anniversary Joyce" that took place in London in June 2016.


Professor Plock's current research on the BBC German Service has attracted interest from the following newspapers, broadcasters and information providers:

The BBC History Research Blog featured a detailed project description on its website in October 2018 and on 17 April 2017 she spoke on the BBC World Service about her research.

Different aspects of her research have also been discussed in The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.