Linda Dryden

Linda Dryden

Prof Linda Dryden



Linda Dryden is Professor of English Literature in the School of Arts & Creative Industries. She started her academic career at Edinburgh Napier University in 1998 having received her PhD, entitled ‘Romance and Anti-Romance in Conrad’s Malay Fiction’, from Loughborough University in 1996. She has published three monographs: Joseph Conrad and the Imperial Romance (1999), The Modern Gothic and Literary Doubles: Stevenson, Wilde and Wells (2003), and Joseph Conrad and H.G. Wells: The Fin-de-Siècle Literary Scene (2015), all published with Palgrave. Linda created and manages the Robert Louis Stevenson website (, and is co-Editor of the Journal of Stevenson Studies. She has published over 40 journal articles and book chapters based on her interests in Conrad and the literary concerns of the fin-de-siècle. Linda is the Director of Research for the School of Arts & Creative Industries and also the Director of the University’s Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW). She was the Editor for the Wordsworth Editions of the works of H. G. Wells and is editing The Lost World for the new Edinburgh Editions of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Research Areas




Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Invited Member of University Research Leadership Consultancy Group
  • Executive Committee Member, The RLS Club, Edinburgh.
  • Napier University Representative on the Steering Committee for UNESCO ‘Edinburgh World City of Literature.’ James Boyle (Chair) and Jenny Brown (Project Leader).
  • Napier University Representative (subject area: Cultural Studies) on Art, Design and Communication Pedagogic Research Working Party for the Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN), 2001.
  • Napier University Representative (subject area: literature) for the Lothian Equal Access Programme for Schools (LEAPS): Language, Literature and Media Co-Ordinator
  • LTSN: Cultural Studies Learning and Teaching Project Fund (£25,000 available for small pedagogic projects in Cultural Studies): Funding Panel Member
  • Linda Dryden has been asked to review a research proposal submitted to the Israel Science Foundation. The title is 'The Interpretation of Writing: The Plight of the Writing Subject from Porlock to the Digital'.
  • UK representative, The Joseph Conrad Foundation of America, Lubbock, Texas. URL:
  • Committee Member: RLS European Network Academic Committee
  • Dryden, L. (2015) Panel Chair, Communities of Communication II, Edinburgh University.
  • Dryden, L. (2002) Panel Chair, Creativity in Question. Edinburgh University.
  • Dryden, L. (2004-present) Regular Panel Chair at the Robert Louis Stevenson Annual Conference in Europe and North America
  • Dryden, L. (1999-present) Regular Panel Chair at the British Association of Victorian Studies in the UK and Europe.
  • Dryden, L. (1999-present) Regular Panel Chair, Annual Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK), POSK, Hammersmith, London, and various locations in Europe and North America..


Conference Activity

  • Convenor of Conan Doyle Workshops in Edinburgh
  • RLS Creative Writing Competition for Schools with Louise Welsh
  • Transnational Conrad: Edinburgh Conference Chair
  • Dryden convened the International Robert Louis Stevenson Conference in Edinburgh
  • Panel Chair, Creativity in Question. Edinburgh University.
  • Panel Chair, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference, Napier University, Edinburgh.
  • Panel session with Padmini Mongia and Stephen Donovan: ‘Conrad, Race and Empire in Theory’. 25th Annual Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK), University of Kent at Canterbury.
  • Panel Chair, 24th Annual Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK), POSK, Hammersmith, London.
  • Panel Chair, 26th Annual Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK), POSK, Hammersmith, London.
  • Organiser and Panel Chair: Gothic Cities/Gothic Literature. Edinburgh City of Literature Reading Event: One City/One Book: Jekyll and Hyde. Speakers: Professor Glennis Byron (Stirling), Professor Ian Campbell (Edinburgh), Professor Laurence Davies (Glasgo
  • Organiser:” Lost Worlds. Edinburgh City of Literature Reading Event: One City/One Book: The Lost World. (2009) Speakers: Dr Chine Mieville (Warwick), Professor Adam Roberts (Royal Holloway), Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck).
  • British Council Tunisia video link conference facilitator for conference between Edinburgh, Tunisia and Poland. (17 October, 2007).
  • Linda Dryden chaired a Panel Session at the annual Joseph Conrad Society Conference in London.
  • Linda Dryden gave a talk on H. G. Wells and Conrad at the British Association of Victorian Studies Annual Conference at Sheffield 31 August 2012.
  • Linda Dryden chaired a panel session at the Joseph Conrad Society Conference in Hammersmith, London.
  • Linda Dryden attended the Joseph Conrad Society (UK) Annual General Meeting at the Polish Cultural Centre (POSK) in Hammersmith London. Professor Dryden is a long-standing member of the Executive Committee.
  • Scottish Government make an award of £2000 towards the costs of the International Tagore Conference
  • ‘The PMPC Experience of FirstClass’ at Launching FirstClass at Napier. A one day conference, Napier University.
  • ‘Teaching in Cyberspace’ for UKAPE (Association for Publishing Education), Napier University.
  • ‘Teaching with New Technologies: Delivering a Module On-campus.’ Flexible Learning at Napier University, February.
  • ‘Using Computer Conferencing in Teaching, Learning and Assessment.’ Educational Development Unit workshop and presentation, Napier University.
  • ‘Using Computer Conferencing in Teaching, Learning and Assessment.’ Educational Development Unit workshop and presentation, Napier University.
  • CLAW will host the international Joseph Conrad Society Annual conference at Merchiston in late June/early July 2016. At least 50 delegates are expected to attend.
  • Dryden convened the Annual Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK) in Edinburgh
  • Dryden was convener of ‘RLS 2004: Stevenson and Conrad, Writers of Land and Sea.’ 3rd Biennial Robert Louis Stevenson Conference, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh, 7-9 July 2004, with over 50 international participants
  • ‘Cultural Studies in Cyberspace: Teaching with New Technology.’ at AMCCS Conference: Future Perfect. Sheffield Hallam University, (Association of Media, Communication and Cultural Studies).



  • Organiser AHRC Funding Workshop: Edinburgh Napier University (November 2016).
  • Organiser: Horizon 2020 Workshop, Edinburgh Napier University(2015). ‘CREOLE: ‘Emergence and Emergency: Critical Reflections on Literatures in Europe’. Involving colleagues from Germany, Sweden, Italy and the UK.
  • Organising the Edinburgh Napier Event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival: Napier sponsorship--ongoing


Editorial Activity

  • The Journal of Stevenson Studies
  • Journal of Stevenson Studies issue 8 is now out.
  • Linda Dryden has written a review of John Peters' A Historical Guide to Conrad for the website of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK)
  • Linda Dryden has completed a manuscript evaluation for a book on Joseph Conrad for publication by Palgrave Press.
  • Linda Dryden has completed a manuscript review for the Victorian Periodicals Review.
  • Linda Dryden has been invited to be a peer reviewer for the Modern Language Review.
  • Linda Dryden has reviewed an article on Jekyll and Hyde for the journal, Victorian Review.
  • Linda Dryden has been invited onto the Editorial Board for the New Edinburgh editions of the works of Conan Doyle.
  • Linda Dryden will edit The Lost World for the Edinburgh Editions of Conan Doyle.
  • Linda Dryden will be the co-editor of the Wordsworth Selected Editions of H. G. Wells. She will also edit The Invisible Man and several short stories for the editions.
  • The Wordsworth Editions of H. G. Wells, Keith Carabine General Editor, Linda Dryden, General Editor for H. G. Wells:
  • The Wordsworth Editions of H. G. Wells: The Invisible Man
  • The Conan Doyle editions, Douglas Kerr General Editor, Edinburgh University Press. Linda Dryden: The Lost World
  • The Centenary Editions of Robert Louis Stevenson. Penny Fielding and Richard Dury General Editors. Edinburgh University Press, 2008
  • Donovan, Stephen, Linda Dryden and Robert Hampson. Introduction. Joseph Conrad and Magazine Culture. Three special editions of Conradiana (Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society of America), Vol 41. 1-3. Spring 2009 ISSN 0010-6356
  • Dryden, L. and Rory Watson, General Editors (2004-) Journal of Stevenson Studies Vol. 2- ISSN: 1744-3857.


External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner: MLitt English Literature, Glasgow University
  • Linda Dryden served on the interview panel for a Professorship in English Literature at the University of Northumbria.
  • Linda Dryden is appointed external examiner for the Masters in Popular Literature at Liverpool Hope University.
  • External Curriculum Advisor: Humanities, University of the West of England
  • External Examiner: MA Popular Cultures, Liverpool Hope University, 2010-15
  • External Examiner: BA English, University of Northumbria, 2014-


Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Two ScoTs supporters awarded Honorary Doctorates of the University: Indian film actress Sharmila Tagore and former Indian Consul General Anil Anand


Grant Reviewer

  • AHRC: independent peer reviewer for a Conrad-related project


Invited Speaker

  • Conrad Workshop: Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • Workshop on Robert Louis Stevenson: Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • Linda Dryden gave a talk at the Transnational Conrad Conference in Limoges, France, in September 2017.
  • Joseph Conrad as a Transnational Writer
  • Linda Dryden was asked to be an expert speaker at a symposium to celebrate the career of Professor Robert Hampson at Senate House in London
  • Invited speaker: Lauriston Castle Stevenson Lectures, Edinburgh, June 2012.
  • Invited speaker, Clan Napier, ‘Stevenson and Popular Culture’ Royal Scots Club, 22 November, 2014
  • Invited speaker: Council for College and University English AGM, Research into Teaching.
  • ‘From Literature to Film: Creating Art out of Art in The Time Machine and Dr Morea’’ at Creativity in Question. Edinburgh University.
  • ‘No one would have believed’: H. G. Wells and Popular Culture.’ MeCCSA 2003, University of Sussex, Brighton.
  • ‘New Textual Territories: Conrad and Pall Mall Magazine’ at Conrad and Territoriality. University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
  • ‘Monty Python and the Metaphors We Live By: Culture and Communication’ at 3rd Annual Conference of MeCCSA, Sheffield Hallam University.
  • ‘A London Horror: H. G. Wells’s War of the Worlds.’ Gothic Ex/Changes. Liverpool University. Liverpool.
  • ‘Star Trek: The Present Future’ at Consumption: Fantasy, Success and Desire, An Interdisciplinary Conference at Liverpool John Moores University.
  • ‘Stevenson and Popular Culture’ at RLS 2008: European Stevenson, University of Bergamo, Italy.
  • ‘Stevenson and Conrad’ Panel Session at 35th Annual Joseph Conrad Society Conference, London.
  • British Association of Victorian Studies Scottish Seminar convenor 2006—
  • Book Launch for Conrad and Wells: The Fin de Siecle Literary Scene, Joseph Conrad Society Annual Conference, POSK, London.
  • ‘Almayer’s Folly: Romance and Adventure’ at Conrad’s Century: The Past and Future Splendour: Special Meeting of the Joseph Conrad Society of America, Kent State University, Ohio.
  • ‘Quap, Ivory and the Influence of Heart of Darkness on H. G. Wells’s Tono-Bungay.’ Joseph Conrad Society Conference, Canterbury.
  • Public Lecture on Robert Louis Stevenson at Lauriston Castle.
  • Invited Workshop participant: ‘H. G. Wells and the Invention of the Future’ University of Roma Tre, Italy, (2013)
  • Invited Workshop participant: The Centenary Editions of Robert Louis Stevenson. Edinburgh University Press, (July 2008).
  • Invited Speaker: The Carlyle Society. University of Edinburgh, March 2009.
  • Invited Speaker: The Central Library: RLS Day special Lecture: ‘Robert Louis Stevenson and H. G. Wells: Monomaniacs, Duality and Evolutionary Science in The Island of Doctor Moreau’: 13 November 2015.
  • ‘Joseph Conrad and Popular Culture: Contexts for the New Millenium’ at Second Annual MeCCSA Conference (Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association), Stanford Hall, Loughborough.
  • ‘Joseph Conrad and W. M. Parker: Three Unpublished Letters’ at 23rd Annual Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society, London.
  • ‘Locating Stevenson: Genre and Influence’ at RLS 2010: Locating Stevenson, Stirling University, Stirling.
  • Linda Dryden has been asked to be the Keynote speaker for the Victorian Popular Fictions Association Annual Conference in July 2015.
  • Linda Dryden gave a talk on Robert Louis Stevenson at the Royal Overseas League Stevenson Arts Lunch on 5 December 2012.
  • Linda Dryden gave a keynote address on Joseph Conrad to the English Department at the University of Milan.
  • Linda Dryden has been invited to Rome to give a talk at the University de Roma Tre on her work on H. G. Wells.
  • European Network in The Footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson
  • ‘Robert Louis Stevenson and Travel Writing in Reverse’ at RLS 2006: Transatlantic Stevenson, Saranac Lake, New York State.
  • ‘Robert Louise Stevenson and Genre’ at Locating Stevenson, Stirling University.
  • ‘Robert Louis Stevenson and Joseph Conrad: Formulating Postcolonialism.’ Victorian Forms and Formations, British Association of Victorian Studies Conference, Glasgow University, Glasgow.
  • ‘Romance-in Treasure Island’, Joseph Conrad Society Conference, Rome.
  • ‘The Shape of War to Come: Of War and Mr Wells/Of War and Mr Conrad’ Annual H. G. Wells Conference, Durham University.
  • The Royal Overseas League, Edinburgh. ‘Stevenson and Popular Culture.’ December 2012.
  • ‘The Media and the Literary Canon: The Case of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness’ at Southwest Popular Culture Association Conference, Albuquerque.
  • The Mehew Collection in C83a was launched for the public on 17 March. Writer and broadcaster Nick Rankin gave a special lecture on Mehew to an audience of over 30 people, followed by a VIP reception.
  • ‘The Inheritors’: Conrad, Ford, Wells and that ‘dead witless book, British Association of Victorian Studies Annual Conference, Leeds Trinity’.
  • ”The Difference Between Us”: Conrad, Wells and the English Novel’, Joseph Conrad Society Conference, Bath.
  • ‘ “The Coming Terror”: Wells’s Outcast London and the Modern Gothic.’ at Victorian Gothic Colloquium. Leeds University.
  • ‘City of Dreadful Night: Stevenson’s London’ at RLS 2002: A Writer on the Boundary.’ Lake Garda, Italy.
  • ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Hyding in the Shadows’ at Weird Science: a one day international conference at Worcester University College.
  • ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: Duality and the Fin de Siècle City’ at Robert Louis Stevenson Conference, Stirling University.
  • Dryden, L. ‘Sir Hugh Clifford and the House of Blackwood.’ A One Day Conference on Hugh Clifford, Royal Holloway University, June 1999.
  • Dryden, L. ‘Stevenson and Conrad.’ Department of English Research Seminars, University of Dundee, 2007.
  • Dryden, L. (2015) ‘East meets West in the Works of Joseph Conrad’. Keynote for the University of Milan Seminar ‘East and West in Joseph Conrad’.
  • Dryden, L. ‘Narrative in the Age of Computers: The Postmodern Experience.’ at British Computer Society-Human Computer Interaction-IHM Annual Conference. Lille, September, 2001.
  • Dryden, L. ‘Joseph Conrad and the Images of Imperial Romance’. For The Edward Clark Seminars, PMPC, Napier University, April, 1997.
  • Dryden, L., (2015) ‘Monomaniacs, Duality and Evolutionary Science in The Island of Doctor Moreau, Keynote for the Victorian Popular Fictions Association, Senate House, London.
  • ‘Conrad, Wells and Modernism.’ Joseph Conrad Society Conference, University of Versailles, France.
  • ‘Conrad, Wells and Modernism: To Make You Feel’ at British Association of Victorian Studies Conference, Leicester University.
  • ‘Conrad and Stevenson: Writers of Transition.’ British Association of Victorian Studies Conference, University of Gloucester.
  • ‘Conrad, Clifford and Kipling: How to Make a Man’ at 22nd Annual Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society, London.
  • ‘Conflicts of the Heart: Robert Louis Stevenson and Writing as Reconciliation.’ British Association of Victorian Studies Conference, Liverpool University.
  • ‘Conrad and Popular Culture’ at 27th Annual Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society, POSK, Hammersmith, London.
  • ‘Conrad and Wells: A Literary Friendship’ at Conrad in Amsterdam. University of Amsterdam, Holland.
  • ‘Heart of Darkness and the Vexed Question of Humanity.’ British Association of Victrorian Studies Conference, Keele University, Staffordshire.
  • ‘Heart of Darkness, Allan Quatermain, Apocalypse Now, and A Bend in the River: Teaching Intertextuality’ at Conrad and Postcoloniality: Heart of Darkness Centenary Conference, Cape Town, South Africa.


Media Activity

  • • Simon Zabell: interview for a short documentary on Stevenson, ‘Our Man in Tahiti’ (2017
  • Linda Dryden appears in French Television programme about Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Evening News Coverage of Tagore events
  • New Bookshop app designed by the City of Literature in collaboration with CLAW is now available.
  • A news item on RLS Day featuring a quotation from Linda Dryden appeared in the Edinburgh Evenining News on 21 August.
  • A full page feature on Nigel Planer and the RLS Day activities sponsored by CLAW appered in The Evening News on 17 November 2011.
  • Tagore events at Edinburgh Napier covered by Sky News in Bengal.
  • BBC Radio Scotland: RLS Website Project Interview, December 2008.
  • BBC Radio Scotland: Interview on the Lesley Riddock Programme, 2005.
  • BBC Scotland Evening News: RLS Website Project Interview, December 2008
  • BBC Newsnight Scotland interviewed by Gordon Brewer with Irvine Welsh 2013
  • BBC Newsnight Scotland interviewed by Gordon Brewer 2013
  • BBC Television, Michael Portillo’s Great Railway Journeys Come to Scotland. Expert guest appearance. January 2013
  • BBC Drivetime: Robert Louis Stevenson Library Collection, June 2012.
  • Professor Dryden has appeared as a Robert Louis Stevenson expert on Michael Portillo's Great Railway Journeys on BBC 2.
  • Letter about Tagore in the Guardian
  • Linda Dryden appeared on BBC Good Morning Scotland to talk about RLS day
  • Linda Dryden appeared on BBC Newsnight Scotland with Irvine Welsh, Marc Lambert, and Christopher Brookmyre to discuss the novel and the future of publishing as part of a debate to contribute to Scottish Book Week.
  • Linda Dryden appeared on BBC Newsnight Scotland to talk to Gordon Brewer about RLS Day
  • Linda Dryden and Bashabi Fraser advise Scottish Government on the Education Minister's visit to India.
  • Linda Dryden and Bashabi Fraser interviewed by the BBC Asian Network about their plans for the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies.
  • Linda Dryden attended the Committee meeting of the Robert Louis Stevenson Club at the New Club, Edinburgh.
  • Linda Dryden Interviewed for the Edinburgh Evening for an article on Robert Louis Stevenson.
  • John Sessions and Nigel Planer were guest readers for the day-long reading of Treasure Island at the National Portrait Gallery to celebrate RLS Day.
  • Linda Dryden has been invited to join the committee of the Robert Louis Stevenson Club.
  • Linda Dryden filmed for a BBC documentary on H. G. Wells
  • Linda Dryden filmed talking about Stevenson with Michael Portillo for his Great Railway Journeys. To be screened on BBC in January 2013.
  • Linda Dryden has been invited to the British Council Culture Reception at the Scottish Parliament with Christina McKelvie MSP on Tuesday 13 January at 5.30 pm.
  • Linda Dryden has been invited by Fiona Hyslop's Office to participate in a joint celebration of RLS in Samoa.
  • Linda Dryden's article 'Emerging Trends in the Humanities' has appeared in The Times of India for Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Jaipur, Kolkate, Lucknow and Pune.
  • Linda Dryden's article on Robert Louis Stevenson appeared in the Evening News under their 100 Scots lists. Stevenson was voted as the number 3 Greatest Scot.
  • Linda Dryden quoted in Sunday Times on Stevenson and Arthur Ransome. (Sunday Times 11.09.11, p. 5)
  • Linda Dryden met with Nicola White of Events Scotland at Ocean Terminal to discuss support for Robert Louis Day.
  • Linda Dryden met with the Director of the City of Literature to discuss plans for the RLS trail and an annual Stevenson Day in Edinburgh.
  • Linda Dryden was invited to the launch of the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 16 June.
  • Linda Dryden was interviewed on BBC Radio's Drivetime programme about the Robert Louis Stevenson Library.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson Collection Private Launch
  • RLS Writing Competition Prize Giving Reception and Workshop attended by Nigel Planer and James Robertson.
  • RLS Writing Competition for Schools: celebrated author James Robertson lead a workshop for 13 schoolchidren from across Scotland. John MacFie of the RLS Club gave out the prizes and awards watched by an audience of over 30 staff, students, parents and teachers.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson Writing Competition for Schools is launched. CLAW, in collaboration with the RLS Club and James Robertson, is running a writing competition for school children. Results will be announced in June 2012.
  • RLS Day 2015 was a huge success with speakers Howard Blake and Charlie Fletcher talking about Stevenson with Nigel Planer at the evening panel event.
  • RLS Day has been nominated as the opening event for Previously...Scotland's History Festival. The event will take place on 13 November 2012 throughout the city of Edinburgh.
  • RLS Day was once again a huge success on 13 November with the day culminating in a panel session invloving Nigel Planer, Louise Welsh and Allan Little.
  • RLS Day was another success in 2013 with even more activities and excelelnt press coverage in the Evening News and the Scottish Herald.
  • RLS Day is celebrated by Louise Welsh and James Naughtie in a special CLAw Event at the Royal College of Physicians
  • RLS Day launched in collaboration with the City of Literature--Stevenson quotations chalked in key locations around the city with copies of books left for the public to acquire.
  • The Robert Louis Stevenson Library donate to Edinburgh Napier by the estate of Ernest Mehew has featured in The Scotsman, The Evening News and a number of other news outlets.
  • The RLS Writing Competition for Schools 2014 has now been launched. Thanks for this are due to Duncan Milne.
  • Widespread news and media coverage of RLS Day
  • City of Literature 'Let's Get Lyrical' Campaign
  • CLAW and the Faculty jointly sponsored a Book Festival event on 11 August: James Robertson and Jill Calder discussing their graphic novel, Robert the Bruce.
  • CLAW members interviewed on Channel S News in India
  • CLAW, in conjunction with the School of Arts and Creative Industries to sponsor the City of Literature Salons in 2011-12 and to consult on new directions for the Salon.
  • CLAW, in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries, sponsored the James Robertson Event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
  • CLAW staff invited to Indian Consul for 65th Anniversary of Indian independence
  • Celebrity speakers Nigel Planer and Ian Rankin will host a special R L Stevenson evening at the City Arts Centre on 17 November as part of the launch of the Festival of History in the City of Edinburgh. This is a CLAW-sponsored event.
  • Brochure for Scottish Literary Heritage to be sponsored by CLAW
  • Edinburgh City Council will consider desinating 13 November as RLS Day. They will be working with CLAW and the City of Literature to create a series of events for the next RLS Day in 2012.
  • Creative Writing competition for schools launched
  • Ian Rankin backs RLS Day in the Evening News and the City Council is meeting to agree to organising an annual event in partnership with CLAW: books a date for rls day in capital 1 2016045


Public Engagement Activity

  • In collaboration with the Unesco City of Literature Trust, Professor Dryden is responsible for organizing RLS Day on 13 November from 2011 onwards in the city of Edinburgh.


Public/Community Engagement

  • Conrad Workshop
  • Public Event on Joseph Conrad
  • RLS Special Seminar
  • RLS Workshop
  • Mehew Collection Exhibition at Edinburgh Book Festival


Research Degree External Examining

  • Dryden to examine a PhD Examination at Boredeaux Montaigne
  • External Examiner PhD Ashleigh Prosser, University of Western Australia
  • PhD Examination: Benedict Felderhof, Royal Holloway
  • Linda Dryden examined an MPhil on Robert Louis Stevenson for the University of Queensland.
  • External Examiner PhD: D. Venkata Rao,’New Historicxism in Selected Indian Novels’, Acharya Nagarjuna University, India.
  • External Examiner PhD: Richard Reeve, ‘Rider Haggard and Women’, Department of English Literature, Reading University.
  • External Examiner MPhil: Tin Tin Sze, ‘Mapping Neverland: A Reading of J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan Texts as Pastoral, Myth, and Romance’. University of Hong Kong.
  • External examiner, PhD: Nooshin Elahipanah, ‘Saki’s Bestiary, An Aesthetics of Contradiction,’ Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London.
  • MRes thesis on Rider Haggard, Edinburgh University.
  • Linda Dryden examined a PhD for Acharya Nagarjuna University in India.
  • Linda Dryden examined a PhD at Royal Holloway: Andrew Glazzard, 'Character Types from Populaist Genres in Joseph Conrad's Urban Fictions'
  • Linda Dryden examined a PhD at Reading University on 14 March 2014. The tile of the thesis is 'Rider Haggard and the Sexual Imperative'.
  • Linda Dryden served as the external Panel member for Kim Salmond's PhD transfer at St. Mary's University College, Twickenham.



  • Linda Dryden has been asked to review a paper for the journal Religion and Literature.
  • Studies in the Novel
  • Modernism/Modernity: Journal of the Modernist Studies Association
  • The Journal of the History of Ideas
  • English Literature in Transition
  • Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism
  • Ashgate Press
  • Broadview Press,
  • The Conradian, 1998-
  • Conradiana
  • Texas Tech University Press,-
  • Palgrave Press, Literature and Cultural Studies Division,
  • ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, University of Calgary.
  • Sage Publishing
  • International Studies: Interdisciplinary Political and Cultural Journal. Universitas: The Jagiellonian University, Cracow. 1999-2002.
  • Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education. LTSN. Brighton: Intellect. 1999-2008.
  • Popular Narrative Media. Nickianne Moody and Joanne Knowles eds. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. ISSN 1754-3819. 2008-
  • Cambridge University, Clare Hall Arts and Social Sciences Research Fellowship: evaluation


Visiting Positions

  • Professor Dryden was invited to be a Visiting Professor at the University of Bordeaux Montaigne in 2019
  • Visiting Professorship:Visiting Professor to talk to students at St. Tikhon's University, Moscow. Dr Lev Pisarov hosted Professor Dryden so that she could speak to staff and students about Robert Louis Stevenson and H. G. Wells



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