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“A Thing Of Dreams And Desires, A Siren, A Whisper, And A Seduction”: Mermaids and the seashore in H. G. Wells’s The Sea Lady: A Tissue of Moonshine

Journal Article
Alder, E. (2021)
“A Thing Of Dreams And Desires, A Siren, A Whisper, And A Seduction”: Mermaids and the seashore in H. G. Wells’s The Sea Lady: A Tissue of Moonshine. Shima, 15(2), https://doi.org/10.21463/shima.142
The Sea Lady (1901) is one of the more neglected early novels of H. G. Wells, particularly compared to his more famous scientific romances. Both a social satire and a mediatio...

‘World’s long on academics, Morse, but woeful short of good detectives’: Lewis, Hathaway and Endeavour: The changing roles of Colin Dexter’s sidekick

Book Chapter
Bishop, D. (2021)
‘World’s long on academics, Morse, but woeful short of good detectives’: Lewis, Hathaway and Endeavour: The changing roles of Colin Dexter’s sidekick. In L. Andrew, & S. Saunders (Eds.), The Detective's Companion in Crime Fiction: A Study in Sidekicks (237-259). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74989-7
Bishop offers the first comprehensive analysis of the many variations of sidekick found in Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse novels, and in the three television drama series base...

The UK War Books Boom, 1926-33

Dataset
Frayn, A., & Houston, F. (2021)
The UK War Books Boom, 1926-33. [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.17869/enu.2021.2810868
Data for article 'The War Books Boom in Britain, 1928–1930'. For submission to First World War Studies, Oct 2021. Data collected Jan 2020-Aug 2021 from various sources articu...

The Implicated Neoliberal Subject in Thomas Pynchon's Bleeding Edge

Journal Article
Stacy, I., & Keeble, A. (in press)
The Implicated Neoliberal Subject in Thomas Pynchon's Bleeding Edge. Journal of American Studies, https://doi.org/10.1017/S002187582100058X
This article argues that in Bleeding Edge, Pynchon moves from an oppositional schema in which the world is divided into elect and preterite populations towards one that is con...

Mixed National Allegiances?: Cross-Cultural Encounters, Patriotism and Identity in First World War Internment Camp Newspapers

Presentation / Conference
Schwan, A. (2021, July)
Mixed National Allegiances?: Cross-Cultural Encounters, Patriotism and Identity in First World War Internment Camp Newspapers. Paper presented at Enemy Encounters, Cardiff (Online

The Scottish Revival Network

Digital Artefact
Lyall, S., & Benstead, J. (2021)
The Scottish Revival Network. [Website]

D. V. Bishop on deception and lies in his explosive debut historical thriller, City of Vengeance

Other
Bishop, D. (2021)
D. V. Bishop on deception and lies in his explosive debut historical thriller, City of Vengeance. https://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/crime-thriller/d-v-bishop-city-of-vengeance
D. V. Bishop’s thriller City of Vengeance is set in sixteenth-century Florence, a city of intrigue, lies and political machinations. Here he discusses the lies men tell in the...

City of Vengeance

Book
Bishop, D. (2021)
City of Vengeance. London: Pan Macmillan
Florence. Winter, 1536. A prominent Jewish moneylender is murdered in his home, a death with wide implications in a city powered by immense wealth. Cesare Aldo, a former sold...

Walking in the footsteps of Florentine history

Other
Bishop, D. (2021)
Walking in the footsteps of Florentine history. http://www.historiamag.com/walking-footsteps-florentine-history/
DV Bishop tells Historia how valuable it is to get your feet on the street when doing historical research, as he found while writing his novel, City of Vengeance, set in Flore...

Prisoner of War Camp Periodicals

Book Chapter
Schwan, A. (in press)
Prisoner of War Camp Periodicals. In M. Demoor, C. Van Dijck, & B. Van Puymbroeck (Eds.), The Edinburgh Companion to First World War Periodicals. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
A case study of internment camp newspaper Stobsiade, contextualised in an overview of First World War internment camp periodicals.
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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 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

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: £54,004

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

The German Diaspora during World War I: Remembering Internment Camps in Britain and the Commonwealth

2018 - 2019
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...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £28,714
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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

10 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.

28 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.

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

17 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...

Calum Neill's The Palgrave Lacan Series listed as Social Science Series of the Year

18 December 2017
The Palgrave Lacan Series, the monograph series edited by Dr Calum Neill of the School of Applied Sciences, has been listed as one of the social science series of the year.

Prof. Bashabi Fraser at Edinburgh International Book festival, 2017

22 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...

Scott Lyall makes presentation at Saltire Literary Awards

24 November 2016
At the Saltire Literary Awards in Edinburgh's Central Hall, Dr Scott Lyall presented the Ross Roy Medal to Dr Craig Lamont of the University of Glasgow for the best PhD in Scottish Literature in 2016.

‘“For she was an independent woman, or nearly, anyway”: Locating the pubescent girl in Philip Pullman’s Sally Lockhart drafts ’

16 November 2016
The University’s Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW) runs a series of research seminars on Wednesday afternoons throughout the teaching trimesters. These seminars are designed to approach literar...

Writing the First World War: Conflict and Memory, 1914-1930

20 September 2016
The University’s Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW) runs a series of research seminars on Wednesday afternoons throughout the teaching trimesters. These seminars are designed to approach literar...
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Research Roundtable on 'Global Atrocities in Literature and Culture' (online)

Online via WebEx
8 December 2021

Research Seminar hosted by Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW): Maja Brandt Andreasen (U of Strathclyde), 'Just Sex? The Discursive Construction of Sexual Violence in Internet Humour about #MeToo' AND Amy King (Edinburgh Napier U), '"Tied up in knots" - Ethical Tensions in my Research of Linguistic Violence on Twitter'

Online
8 June 2021

Research Seminar hosted by Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW): Professor Nathalie Jaeck (U Bordeaux Montaigne), 'Dickens's Redefinition of the Rhetoric of Landscape'

Online
18 May 2021

Research Seminar hosted by Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW): Dr Alice Kelly (U of Oxford/U of Sussex), 'Commemorative Modernisms - Women Writers, Death and the First World War'

27 April 2021

Research Seminar hosted by Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW): Dr Maisha Wester (Indiana U, Bloomington/Sheffield U), 'New World Monsters for an Old World Problem - Redefining Terror in Black Diasporic Gothic Literature'

17 March 2021

Neoliberalism and Contemporary American Literature

Edinburgh Napier University
9 December 2019

Space Enlightenment Festival

Royal Edinburgh Observatory, Edinburgh University and Edinburgh Napier University, various Festival Locations
22 May 2019 - 29 August 2019

CLAW Seminar "Eat Meat Crave Repeat: H. Rider Haggard, Lost World Romance and the Global Growth of Britain's Meat Markets."

3.30pm in Merchiston B2
6 December 2018

Fates of Frankenstein Conference

Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh
23 November 2018 - 24 November 2018

“A glory that shines upon our tears”: Literature and the Armistice.

National Library of Scotland
15 November 2018