Angela Smith is Professor of Language and Culture at the University of Sunderland, UK. Her publications have applied the analysis of language to a number of different contexts - from journalism to children’s fiction - and she is particularly expert in unscripted media discourse. Her books include Belligerent Broadcasting: synthetic argument in broadcast talk (2017, with Michael Higgins) and Re-Reading Spare Rib (2017). She co-edits the Bloomsbury International Library of Gender in Popular Culture.
Michael Higgins is Senior Lecturer in Humanities at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. He has written widely on issues around politics, media and journalism, including the books Media and Their Publics (2008), The Cambridge Companion to Modern British Culture (2010, with Storey and Smith), and La Leadership Politica (2014, with Sorice, Blasio and Hibberd)