Emily Alder

Emily Alder

Dr Emily Alder

Lecturer

Biography

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.

Events

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • Haunted Shores Symposium organisation
  • Nature and the Long Nineteenth Century postgraduate conference organisation
  • Cities and Crime in the Long Nineteenth Century
  • Robert Louis Stevenson in the 21st century

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editor in chief, Gothic Studies, the journal of the International Gothic Association
  • Assistant Editor for Gothic Studies, the journal of the International Gothic Association

 

Invited Speaker

  • Frankenstein’s daughters: girl scientists in children’s literature

 

Media Activity

  • Interview for BBC Natural Histories

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Panel member on Let’s Talk Frankly, Edinburgh International Science Festival. Summerhall, Edinburgh, 9 April 2018.
  • Article for The Conversation

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • External Examiner, PhD, University of Lancaster

 

Reviewing

  • Peer reviewing for Broadview Press, Liverpool University Press, and Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction.

 

Date


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The Entangled Terrestrials: Mapping E.T.’s Ecological Web

Presentation / Conference
Alder, E. (2021, April)
The Entangled Terrestrials: Mapping E.T.’s Ecological Web. Paper presented at British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference, Online
Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) has accrued an eclectic but small body of scholarly criticism. With this paper I contribute an ecocritical analysis of the...

Shades of Sail: Edwardian Nautical Hauntings

Book Chapter
Alder, E. (2021)
Shades of Sail: Edwardian Nautical Hauntings. In C. Bloom (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Steam Age Gothic (839-856). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40866-4_45
Ghost ships are an enduring trope in history, literature, and folklore of the sea, and continually change in meaning according to their cultural contexts. The early twentieth ...

‘The thought of it haunts you all your life’: Arthur Conan Doyle’s Arctic Ghosts

Presentation / Conference
Alder, E. (2020, October)
‘The thought of it haunts you all your life’: Arthur Conan Doyle’s Arctic Ghosts. Paper presented at Gothic Nature III, Online

Ecocriticism and the Genre

Book Chapter
Alder, E., & Bavidge, J. (2020)
Ecocriticism and the Genre. In C. Bloom (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic (225-242). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-33136-8_14
‘Ecocriticism and the Genre’ explores a recent and topical development in Gothic scholarship, the ecogothic. Gothic literature often exhibits a fascination with sublime, terri...

Weird Fiction and Science at the Fin de Siecle

Book
Alder, E. (2020)
Weird Fiction and Science at the Fin de Siecle. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32652-4
This book explores how nineteenth-century science stimulated the emergence of weird tales at the fin de siècle, and examines weird fiction by British writers who preceded and ...

Our Progeny’s Monsters: Frankenstein Retold for Children in Picturebooks and Graphic Novels

Book Chapter
Alder, E. (2018)
Our Progeny’s Monsters: Frankenstein Retold for Children in Picturebooks and Graphic Novels. In Global Frankenstein, 209-225. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78142-6
Frankenstein is surprisingly well-suited to stories aimed at children and is often adapted for young readerships. This essay explores why, through a focus on graphic narrative...

Through Oceans Darkly: Sea Literature and the Nautical Gothic

Journal Article
Alder, E. (2017)
Through Oceans Darkly: Sea Literature and the Nautical Gothic. Gothic Studies, 19(2), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.7227/gs.0025
No abstract available.

(Re)encountering monsters: animals in early-twentieth-century weird fiction

Journal Article
Alder, E. (2017)
(Re)encountering monsters: animals in early-twentieth-century weird fiction. Textual Practice, 31(6), 1083-1100. https://doi.org/10.1080/0950236x.2017.1358686
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 ...

Dracula’s Gothic Ship

Journal Article
Alder, E. (2016)
Dracula’s Gothic Ship. Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies,
No abstract available. https://irishgothichorror.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/issue-15-full-final.pdf

Becoming a student of English: students experiences of transition into the first year.

Journal Article
Alder, E. (2016)
Becoming a student of English: students experiences of transition into the first year. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474022216628303
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...

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