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The War Books Boom, 1928-1930

Journal Article
Frayn, A., & Houston, F. (2022)
The War Books Boom, 1928-1930. First World War Studies, 13(1), 25-45. https://doi.org/10.1080/19475020.2022.2129718
Based on a dataset of unparalleled extent containing nearly 1500 books, this article for the first time offers an analysis of the War Books Boom that combines the qualitative ...

Sacred Violence: W. B. Yeats, Patrick Pearse, and The Revival of Ireland

Presentation / Conference
Lyall, S. (2022, September)
Sacred Violence: W. B. Yeats, Patrick Pearse, and The Revival of Ireland. Presented at 'Crossing Borders', School of Humanities Seminar Series 2022/23, University of Strathclyde
This paper frames the Irish Revival as a meta-symbolical attempt to reinterpret and reimagine the cultural and political narrative of Irish history. It focuses on the manner i...

Scottish Scene, or The Intelligent Man’s Guide to Albyn

Book
Lyall, S. (in press)
Scottish Scene, or The Intelligent Man’s Guide to Albyn. Glasgow: Association for Scottish Literature
Scottish Scene, or The Intelligent Man’s Guide to Albyn was first published by Jarrolds in 1934. Widely reviewed at the time, it quickly became one of the most controversial t...

'Criminal Voice', Gender and (Sexual) Violence in Graeme Macrae Burnet's His Bloody Project

Presentation / Conference
Schwan, A. (2022, September)
'Criminal Voice', Gender and (Sexual) Violence in Graeme Macrae Burnet's His Bloody Project. Paper presented at European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) Conference, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany

‘To “meddle wi’ the thistle”’: The Scottish Chapbook, Modernism, and Renaissance

Presentation / Conference
Lyall, S. (2022, August)
‘To “meddle wi’ the thistle”’: The Scottish Chapbook, Modernism, and Renaissance. Paper presented at MacDiarmid at 100, Online
The first number of The Scottish Chapbook was published in August 1922 and the journal ran until November/December 1923. The most important of MacDiarmid’s several journal pro...

Bogeyman: MacDiarmid, Scotland, and the Critics

Journal Article
Lyall, S. (in press)
Bogeyman: MacDiarmid, Scotland, and the Critics. The Dark Horse, 46(Winter 2022/23), 96-97

Nan Shepherd, Scotland and the nature of rural modernism

Presentation / Conference
Lyall, S. (2022, June)
Nan Shepherd, Scotland and the nature of rural modernism. Paper presented at The 3rd World Congress of Scottish Literatures, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Writing Science Fiction: Top Tips from a Sci-Fi Bestseller

Other
Lam, L. (2022)
Writing Science Fiction: Top Tips from a Sci-Fi Bestseller. [Blog]
A blog post for Jericho Writers on writing Science Fiction

Dictionary Entry: 'Lewis Spence'

Other
Lyall, S. (2022)
Dictionary Entry: 'Lewis Spence'. Edinburgh

Dictionary Entry: 'Nan Shepherd'

Other
Lyall, S. (2022)
Dictionary Entry: 'Nan Shepherd'. Edinburgh
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Scottish Shores RSE Workshop

2022 - 2023
The Scottish Shores Workshop forges new connections between Gothic studies and the Environmental and Blue Humanities. It emphasises Scottish coasts and littoral environments, which, like others around...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £9,940

Dr David Summers Trust PhD Studentship: 'Slip out of darkness': A Study of Contemporary Queer Scottish Poetry

2021 - 2026
This PhD project will synthesise Scottish literary studies, Queer theory and the developing socio-cultural contexts of modern Scottish society, to investigate a range of queer Scottish poets.
Funder: ENU Development Trust | Value: £15,195

Forgotten Women of Craiglockhart

2021 - 2021
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland Vacation Scholarship Rosamund Latto
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland

The Literature House in the Digital Age: New Directions for Literary Heritage

2021 - 2024
This interdisciplinary project will situate the Edinburgh Literature House within the history of such institutions, to establish a context for an investigation of how the Literature House can now meet...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £54,999

The Scottish Revival Network

2021 - 2023
The Scottish Revival Network will initiate conversations and debates on the aims, scope, influences and international connections of the Scottish Revival in literature and culture from the 1880s to th...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £19,975

A War Books Boom in Scotland? 1928-1932

2020 - 2021
It is a critical commonplace that there was a decade’s literary silence following the First World War in writing about the conflict before a ‘War Books Boom’ from 1928–1932. This boom was predicated o...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £11,641

World/Water Futures

2020 - 2021
Blue Humanities is an underdeveloped subfield within the Environmental Humanities. It focuses on the cultural meanings of water, and incorporates multiple disciplinary strands, including ecology, mari...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £10,000

Narratives of Scottish Modernism: Christine Orr and Naomi Mitchison

2019 - 2020
The main objective of this project is to conduct archival research that will lead to new and internationally significant academic publications on the literary work of two modern Scottish female author...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £7,465

“get leave to live”: Nan Shepherd and the canon of Scottish and International Modernism

2019 - 2020
The primary aims of this project are as follows: a) to research in the Nan Shepherd holdings, and archives related to Shepherd’s work, at the University of Aberdeen; b) to consult with several Shepher...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £3,547

The Edinburgh Editions of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

2019 - 2021
The works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle have never – beyond a small number of individual texts – been published in a scholarly, critical edition. The proposed Research Network, based in Edinburgh, is comp...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £20,000
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'MacDiarmid at 100'

31 August 2022
The Scottish Revival Network is organising a one-day conference on 31 August 2022 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Scottish poet and cultural provocateur Hugh MacDiarmid’s first appearance in...

Dr Scott Lyall awarded RSE Network Grant

15 December 2020
Dr Scott Lyall (PI) has been awarded a Network Grant from the Royal Society of Edinburgh to found and facilitate a Scottish Revival Network. He will collaborate with Dr Michael Shaw (CI) of the Univer...

Dr Scott Lyall is a guest speaker on Times Radio

11 August 2020
Dr Scott Lyall was an invited guest speaker on Times Radio Breakfast Show, interviewed by Stig Abell, to discuss the Scottish poet Hugh MacDiarmid on the anniversary of his birth. Born in Langholm on...

Dr Scott Lyall publishes an article in The Conversation on Nan Shepherd.

29 August 2019
‘The Living Mountain: in an age of ecological crisis, Nan Shepherd’s nature writing is more relevant than ever’. Article in The Conversation, published 29 August 2019

Dr Scott Lyall wins RSE grant to study the work of Scottish writer, Nan Shepherd.

1 February 2019
Dr Scott Lyall has won a grant from the Royal Society of Edinburgh to study the work of Scottish writer, Nan Shepherd.

ENU Associate Professor co-hosts conference to launch new, ground-breaking book

5 September 2018
Dr Calum Neill will co-host an international conference at Ghent University on the 21st and 22nd of September to launch his new co-edited book, Reading Lacan's Ecrits: From 'Signification of the Phall...

'A Night at Stobs': AHRC-funded Performances about WWI Internment

18 June 2018
A series of AHRC-funded performances will take place at venues in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Hawick in June. Produced by a multi-disciplinary team at Edinburgh Napier, and featuring Music and Acting stud...

Prof. Bashabi Fraser at Edinburgh International Book festival, 2017

23 August 2017
Bashabi Fraser and Alan Riach have an event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 23 august, including the launch of their book 'Thali Katori: An Anthology of Scottish and South Asian Poetry...

Dr Scott Lyall wins a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant.

1 August 2016
Dr Scott Lyall wins a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant to study the work of Irish writers such as W. B. Yeats and Patrick Pearse.

Publishes chapter in collection Mapping Across Academia

30 June 2016
Publishes chapter in collection Mapping Across Academia