Scott Lyall

Scott Lyall

Dr Scott Lyall

Lecturer T&R

Biography

Dr Scott Lyall is Lecturer in Modern Literature and Research Degrees Programme Leader for the School of Arts and Creative Industries.

His main research interests are in the areas of Modernism and twentieth-century literature, especially in Scotland and Ireland. His first monograph, Hugh MacDiarmid's Poetry and Politics of Place: Imagining a Scottish Republic, was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2006 and emerged from doctoral study at the University of St Andrews and a spell as postdoctoral research fellow in Irish-Scottish Studies at Trinity College Dublin. After working at the University of Exeter, he joined Edinburgh Napier University in 2009.

He is co-editor of The Edinburgh Companion to Hugh MacDiarmid (2011), and editor of The International Companion to Lewis Grassic Gibbon (2015), the first in this series of Association for Scottish Literary Studies volumes. Scott's edited book Community in Modern Scottish Literature (2016) is the first volume published by Brill in the SCROLL series.

He is currently working on a project on the religious and spiritual ideas behind various small-nation cultural and political revivals in the early twentieth century and won a Carnegie research incentive grant (2016) to study the work of Irish writers, such as W.B. Yeats and Patrick Pearse.

Scott welcomes prospective PhD students in any of the above areas and in particular modern Scottish literature and small-nation Modernisms.

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and teaches modules in Modern Scottish Fiction, Poetry from the Romantics to the present, The Modern Novel, and twentieth-century American writing.

He is reviews editor for the ASLS journal Scottish Literary Review.

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Conference Activity

  • Co-convener (with Professor Bashabi Fraser) of the International Tagore Conference, Edinburgh Napier University, 4−6 May 2012
  • Panel Convener: Hugh MacDiarmid Panel, World Congress of Scottish Literatures, University of Glasgow, 2−5 July 2014·          
  • Conference Panel Chair
  • Conference Panel Chair

 

Media Activity

  • CLAW member on Andrew Marr's BBC programme Great Scots
  • Invited contributor, BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘The Panoramic Pen’, Montrose, 28 December 2004
  • Invited contributor, BBC, ‘Andrew Marr’s Great Scots: Hugh MacDiarmid’, first broadcast 30 August 2014
  • Article in The Conversation, 1 December 2015
  • Publishes article in Bella Caledonia
  • Sunset Song in The Conversation

 

Editorial Activity

  • Co-edited by Scott Lyall, The Edinburgh Companion to Hugh MacDiarmid is out now from Edinburgh University Press
  • Community in Modern Scottish Literature
  • Invitation to peer-review for international journal
  • Invitation to peer-review for international journal
  • Invited to peer review for ASLS
  • Reviews Editor, Scottish Literary Review
  • The International Companion to Lewis Grassic Gibbon

 

Advisory panels and expert committees/witness

  • Co-opted onto Council, Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 2014−present
  • Nominated: Chair, Ross Roy Medal panel, Universities Committee for Scottish Literature, 2012−2015
  • Nominated: Secretary, Universities Committee for Scottish Literature, 2011−2013

 

Invited Speaker

  • Invited speaker, Association for Scottish Literature Schools’ Conference, 30 October 2015
  • Invited speaker, Open History Society, Edinburgh, 27 November 2015
  • Invited lecturer, Edinburgh University International Summer School, 30 July 2014
  • Panel Speaker: Scottish Literature as World Literature, World Congress of Scottish Literatures, University of Glasgow, 2−5 July 2014
  • Keynote Lecture
  • Saltire Literary Awards presenter
  • Inaugural Address
  • Presented paper: Association for Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS) Scottish and International Modernism Conference, University of Stirling, 6–7 June 2009: ‘Modernist Cosmopolitanation: Lewis Grassic Gibbon and James Joyce’ (7 June 2009)
  • Presented paper: Scottish Network of Modernist Studies (SNoMS), Scottish Modernisms: Relationships and Reconfigurations Symposium, University of Strathclyde, 8 October 2011: ‘Modernist Cosmopolitanation: Lewis Grassic Gibbon and James Joyce’
  • Presented paper: Association for Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS), The roots and the fruits of contemporary Scotland: literature and society, Universite Jean Monnet Saint-Etienne, 13−15 October 2011: ‘Representations of Community in Twentieth-Century Scot
  • Presented Paper: Community and its Limits, University of Greenwich, 15 July 2013: ‘Hugh MacDiarmid and the Limits of Community’

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (recognition reference: 41683; date awarded: 23 November 2010)

 

Reviewing

  • Regular peer-reviewer for Association for Scottish Literary Studies and Scottish Literary Review
  • Peer review for Studies in Scottish Literature

 

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