Dr Samantha Rayner

Director of CoDE Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University

Director of Cultures of the Digital Economy Research Institute
Senior Lecturer and Pathway Leader in Publishing, Department of English, Communication, Film and Media, Anglia Ruskin University

The Cultures of the Digital Economy (CoDE) Research Institute is a network of academics working to investigate how new technologies can enhance living, businesses and research. This multidisciplinary team covers media theory and network culture, video games, production and performance combined with scientific contributions from colleagues involved with design and technology, audio engineering, computer design and animation.

Samantha Rayner joined Anglia Ruskin in 2008; prior to her current role she has taught at postgraduate, undergraduate and secondary school levels for over 15 years. She has also worked as a Research and Development manager for the Creative Industries at Bangor University.

Her current research interests include

  • Publishing - including ePublishing
  • Paratexts
  • Digitalisation of MSS
  • The aesthetics of reading
  • Learning Environments: Virtual, Mobile, Online
  • The History of the Book Trade
  • Creative Industries and their effective management in local, national and international contexts
  • Arthurian literature - past and present
  • Medieval literature: particularly the Ricardian poets
  • The work of David Jones
  • The poems of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester and other Court Wits of the Restoration
  • The poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins and Victorian Devotional poets