Emily has worked at the University since 2001 and is currently Lecturer in English literature in the School of Arts & Creative Industries. Outside work, Emily is a keen cyclist, hillwalker and ski mountaineer.
Alder, E. (in press). (Re)encountering monsters: animals in early twentieth century weird fiction. Textual Practice. ISSN 0950-236X
Early twentieth century weird tales occupy an important place in the development of genre fictions. Among the innovations they contribute are new forms of monsters, diverging ...
Alder, E. (2016). Becoming a student of English: students experiences of transition into the first year. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education. , 1-19. doi:10.1177/1474022216628303. ISSN 1474-0222
This study explored the transition to university as experienced by first-year students of English studies. The first year has been identified by existing research as a critica...
Alder, E. (2014). The dark mythos of the sea: William Hope Hodgson’s transformation of maritime legends. In Berruti, M., Joshi, S. T. & Gafford, S. (Eds.). William Hope Hodgson: Voices from the BorderlandHippocampus Press. ISBN 978-1-61498-106-0
Alder, E. (2013). 'Sea Monsters'. In Weinstock, J. (Ed.). The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic MonstersAshgate. ISBN 978-1-4094-2562-5
Alder, E. (2013). 'Kraken'. In Weinstock, J. (Ed.). The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic MonstersAshgate. ISBN 978-1-4094-2562-5
Alder, E. (2012). Urban Gothic. In Hughes, W., Punter, D. & Smith, A. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of the Gothic. Blackwell. ISBN 978-1405182904
Alder, E. (2012). Wiliam Hope Hodgson. In Hughes, W., Punter, D. & Smith, A. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of the Gothic. Blackwell. ISBN 978-1405182904
Fotheringham, J. & Alder, E. (2012). Getting the Message: supporting students’ transition from Higher National to degree level study and the role of mobile technologies. Electronic Journal of eLearning. 10, 331-341. ISSN 1479-4403
In this paper, we explore roles that mobile technologies can play in supporting students’ transition to second and third year of university degree study, specifically along ar...
Alder, E. & McKechnie, C. (2012). Introduction: Literature, science, and the natural world in the long Nineteenth Century. Journal of Literature and Science. 5, 1-4. doi:10.12929/jls.05.2.01. ISSN 1754-646X
Wasson, S. & Alder, E. (2010). Gothic Science Fiction 1980 - 2010. Liverpool University Press. ISBN 978-1846317071
Alder, E. (2005). Passing the barrier of life: spiritualism, psychical research, and boundaries in William Hope Hodgson's The Night Land. In Ramone, J. & Twitchen, G. (Eds.). Boundaries, 120-139. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN 9781847181794
Alder, E. (2016). Dracula’s Gothic Ship. The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies. ISSN 2009-0374
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Alder, E. (2010). Ruined Skin: Gothic Genetics and Human Identity in Stephen Donaldson’s Gap cycle. In Wasson, S. & Alder, E. (Eds.). Gothic Science Fiction 1980-2010Liverpool University Press. doi:10.5949/liverpool/9781846317071.003.0008. ISBN 978-1846317071
This chapter offers a literary criticism of Stephen Donaldson's novel Gap. It discusses that transfiguration of the body, through the study of molecular biology and genetic en...
Wasson, S. (2010). "A butcher's shop where the meat still moved": Gothic doubles, organ harvesting and human cloning. In Wasson, S. & Alder, E. (Eds.). Gothic Science Fiction 1980-2010, 73-86. Liverpool University Press. doi:10.5949/liverpool/9781846317071.003.0005. ISBN 9781846317071
This timely book explores what might be termed Gothic science fiction of the last three decades, 1980-2010. Identifying texts by this category may at first appear contradictor...
Alder, E. & Wasson, S. (2010). Introduction: Gothic Science Fiction 1980-2010. In Gothic Science Fiction 1980-2010Liverpool University Press. doi:10.5949/liverpool/9781846317071.003.0001. ISBN 978-1-84631-707-1
This Introduction introduces Gothic science fiction as a genre and discusses the text as a project to examine Gothic science fiction historically as well as to distinguish its...
Alder, E. (2008). ‘Buildings of the New Age: dwellings and the natural environment in the futuristic fiction of H. G. Wells and William Hope Hodgson. In McLean, S. (Ed.). H. G. Wells: Interdisciplinary EssaysCambridge Scholars Press. ISBN 978-1443811262
Alder, E. William Hope Hodgson's borderlands: monstrosity, other worlds, and the future at the fin de siècle. (Thesis)
William Hope Hodgson has generally been understood as the author of several atmospheric sea-horror stories and two powerful but flawed horror science fiction novels. There has...
Alder, E. How to avoid extinction: closed systems and the struggle for existence.. Paper presented at British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference, Cambridge University. (Unpublished)
Alder, E. “Not same. Not different, either”: Ways of knowing and Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being.. Paper presented at ASLE-UKI, Cambridge. (Unpublished)
Alder, E. Genetic imperialism and reverse vampirism in Stephen Donaldson's Gap series.. Paper presented at Monstrous Media/ Spectral Subjects, University of Lancaster. (Unpublished)
Alder, E. The first law of time travel: The Time Machine and thermodynamics.. Paper presented at British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference, University of Cardiff. (Unpublished)
Critical analyses of H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine (1895) have attended closely to themes of biology, such as evolutionary degeneration, but those of physics have not been tr...
Alder, E. Psychic touches and the psychic detective: physical manifetations of the supernatural in Algernon Blackwood and William Hope Hodgson.. Paper presented at Ninth Annual Conference of the British Association for Victorian Studies, University of Leicester. (Unpublished)
Alder, E. Gothic at sea: ships, revenants, and the liminal realm of the ocean.. Paper presented at Gothic limits / Gothic Ltd.’: 10th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association. 2-5 August 2011., University of Heidelberg, Germany. (Unpublished)
Many aspects of the ocean deep remain obscure to modern science and exploration, and in literature it has always been an area of mystery, sometimes of horror. Foucault’s chara...
Alder, E. (2010). The future was eternal night: evolution entropy and the death of the sun in Camille Flammarion's Omega and William Hope Hodgson's The Night Land
To run a series of events to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Rabindranath Tagore.To heighten awareness of plans to set up a Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies at Edinburgh Napier.
The Scottish publishing and printing industries in the nineteenth century left many documentary traces, but most research on the p...