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Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Culture
Gray, A. (2018, April). Introducing 'Detective McLevy’s Casebook' and the Napier Big Read Campaign. Presented at Crime Fiction(s): Victorian and Neo-Victorian Narratives of Crime and Punishment, Edinburgh
NO abstract available.
Loxley, J., Oberlander, J., Reid, J., Quigley, A., Anderson, M., Alex, B., …Karaiskos, V. (2015). Lit Long: Edinburgh
Lit Long: Edinburgh is a very large database of place-name mentions in around 550 books that use Edinburgh as a setting. We have extracted the text surrounding each mention an...
Loxley, J., Oberlander, J., Quigley, A., Reid, J., Alex, B., Anderson, M., …Karaiskos, V. (2015). Lit Long: Edinburgh
An interactive map visualisation, mobile application, and database of Edinburgh literature, from the 17th century onward. Available at http://litlong.org/
Arts & Humanities Research Council
The project pursues three main aims and objectives:
1. Address desideratum: During the First World War, many communities in Britain and its Empire hosted internment camps for military Prisoners of Wa...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
RSE Visiting Fellowship application for Alexandra Peat, Franklin University Switzerland.
The main objective of the Fellowship is to pursue research on the 1938 British Empire Exhibition in Glasgow an...
This collaborative project with University of Edinburgh, will focus on the design and development of an interface, which will be accessible online, via mobile phones and tablets, and via large touchsc...
Associate Professor of Psychoanalysis & Cultural Theory
Lecturer in English & Film
Crawford, D. N. (2016). Between the Cracks: Theme, Screenwriting and Visual Structure. (Thesis)
This research explores the manual approach to screenwriting and finds that the element of theme is not examined with the same analytical focus as other primary elements, plot,...
Gordon, S. R. (2016). Representations of Feminist and Lesbian Consciousness and the Use of Subversive Strategies in Selected Poetry of Isabella Jane Blagden. (Thesis)
The purpose of this study is to recover and revise the contribution made to women's writing by the English minor novelist and poet, Isabella Jane Blagden (1817-1873), who was ...
Azhar, H. J. (2016). Marginalisation Vs. Emancipation: The (New) Woman Question in Dollie Radford’s diary and poetry. (Thesis)
This thesis sheds light on Dollie Radford as one of the talented women writers whose work is still insufficiently acknowledged by contemporary studies because of the lack of e...
Gray, A. (2018, June). A Book is More Important than Food. Paper presented at International Publishing By the Book 5, Florence
A Book is more important than food: collaboration with Streetreads, a charity working with homeless readers in Edinburgh.
Schwan, A. (2018, May). German Internees Writing the First World War: Identities, Irony and Humour in the Camp Newspaper Stobsiade. Paper presented at International Conference on War and Imprisonment, New York, USA
No abstract available.
Lyall, S. (2017, December). Seeking God by strange ways: Symbolism and the Irish Revival. Paper presented at EUROPEAN REVIVALS CONFERENCE V – CULTURAL MYTHOLOGIES AROUND 1900, Edinburgh, Scotland
This paper will argue that the Irish Revival of the late nineteenth, early twentieth century was first-and-foremost a Symbolist movement. Focusing on the writing, thought and ...
Schwan, A. (2017, July). 'National Antipathies'?: Representations of the Franco-Prussian War in the British Press. Paper presented at 'Borders and Border Crossings': 49th Annual Conference of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP), University of Freiburg, Germany
Gray, A. (2017, June). A New Model for a University Press. Paper presented at International Publishing By the Book 4, Florence, Italy
Publication of pedagogical research via staff/student collaboration.
Lyall, S. (2016, August). Fiery Speech”: Vision and Violence in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats and Patrick Pearse. Paper presented at ESSE 2016, National University of Ireland, Galway
This paper examines the work of two of the main protagonists behind the cultural and political revival of Ireland in the early twentieth century, W. B. Yeats and Patrick Pears...
Artt, S. (2015, July). 'Femme Publique':The brothel sex worker as anti-Flaneuse in the television series Maison Close. Paper presented at Tranforming Cities, University of Braunschweig, Germany
Maison Close offers us the sex worker as anti-flâneuse, a woman whose movement is thoroughly circumscribed by the walls of the brothel and yet is defined by her license as a '...
Neill, C. (2015, May). ‘Ethics, discourse, experience’. Presented at Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland, Dublin
Neill, C. (2015, March). Through a glass darkly: the fantasmatic figure of the immigrant. Paper presented at Psychoanalysis and Politics Spring Symposium, Migration, Exile and Polyphonic Spaces, Spanish Psychoanalytic Society, Barcelona
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
This research will explore the religious and spiritual ideas governing the Irish Revival, especially as these were manifested in the work, thought and life of Yeats and Pearse.
a) trace the exchange of ideas and people between Scotland and India from mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century
(b) reaffirm the relevance of the work and ideas of Tagore and his circle
World War 1 At Home provides a rich collection of material, enhanced with audio and video clips, that casts new light on what was happening in the UK and Ireland during 1914 to 1918. It highlights the...
Scottish Funding Council
The Scottish Literary Pub Tour has been operating successfully since its inception in 1996 however the company would now like to utilise new technology to widen the scope of the tour and attract a bro...
To support work on Rabindranath Tagore and to establish a Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs).
Funding for presentation of paper at Conference
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.
To raise the profile of Rabindranath Tagore in Scotland. To establish a basis for the launch of the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs).
To develop apps related to Stevenson and City of Literature
Convict Voices: Women & Prison Writing in the Long 19th Century investigates 19th century prison writing and other discursive spaces where convict voices could emerge. As prison populations are reachi...
My PhD research focuses on the lived experience and literary representation of adolescent ...
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...
4 September 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...
17 June 2018
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...
22 August 2017
Publishes chapter in collection Mapping Across Academia
29 June 2016
Publishes new book: Community in Modern Scottish Literature (Leiden | Boston: Brill | Rodopi, 2016), 304pp.
18 May 2016
IT is a little-known Scottish science fiction novel which nearly sank without trace when it was published almost a century ago. Today, it is rated one of the 12 most essential Scottish sci-fi novels o...
13 May 2016
Published article 'Postfeminism Meets the Women in Prison Genre: Privilege and Spectatorship in Orange Is the New Black'. Television & New Media (Sage, 2016).
11 May 2016
Linda Dryden along with Lucille Bluefield has secured charity funding for former student Helena Roots to pursue a PhD within CLAW.
23 February 2016
Linda Dryden and Lucille Bluefield have secured funding for former student Helena Roots to study for a PhD in CLAW.
BBC story on The Glorious Thing, forgotten novel by Christine Orr, published by MSc Publishing.
27 November 2014
National Library of Scotland
15 November 2018
26 April 2018
The National Archives, Kew.
9 March 2018
Friday, 23 February, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:30
G.06 50 George Square Central Area
23 February 2018
Merchiston Campus C83a.
20 February 2018
Erewash Museum, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
8 February 2018
50 George Square
EH8 9LH United Kingdom
24 November 2017
The Project Room
50 George Square
EH8 9LH United Kingdom
18 November 2017
Both event and exhibition at General Register House, Princes Street, Edinburgh.
13 November 2017
Perth, Kilgraston School
26 October 2017
20 October 2017
Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.
22 August 2017
Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
15 August 2017
Bosco Theatre (George Street), Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh.
14 August 2017
Merchiston B2 3.30-5pm
21 June 2017