Emily Spiers is an Anniversary Lecturer in Creative Futures at the Department of Languages and Cultures and the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University. Her work focuses on future-oriented, innovative trends in communicative and literary practices, and explores how futures are being envisaged, anticipated and made through art and literature. Her most recent book, Pop-Feminist Narratives: The Female Subject under Neoliberalism in North America, Britain and Germany, was published in 2018 with OUP.
She is co-editing handbooks on World Authorship and Social Futures for OUP and Routledge. She has co-edited a 2016 special issue of Oxford German Studies on ‘Fractured Legacies: Historical, Cultural and Political Perspectives on German Feminism’. She has contributed a chapter on Kate Tempest and creative futures to the forthcoming OUP volume, Homer's Daughters - Women's Responses to Homer 1914-2014. Further recent articles on digital performances of authorship have appeared in the journals Feminist Media Studies, and Woman: A Cultural Review. She is a member of the editorial board for the comparative literature section of Liverpool University Press’s online journal Modern Languages Open.