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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

Critical Revival: How Critics have read Revival and Renaissance

Presentation / Conference
Lyall, S. (2022, March)
Critical Revival: How Critics have read Revival and Renaissance. Paper presented at 'The Scottish Revival and the Canon', Seminar 3 of The Scottish Revival Network, Online

Scottish Modernism as Renaissance

Presentation / Conference
Lyall, S. (2022, January)
Scottish Modernism as Renaissance. Presented at Extension Lecture, Department of English, Sukanta Mahavidyalaya, Dhupguri, Jalpaiguri University of North Bengal [Online]

‘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...

British War Writing, 1900–1920: Empire, Mass Warfare and Mass Culture

Book Chapter
Frayn, A. (2021)
British War Writing, 1900–1920: Empire, Mass Warfare and Mass Culture. In J. Purdon (Ed.), British Literature in Transition, 1900–1920: A New Age? (106-121). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108648714.007
Representations of conflict in the early twentieth century respond both to the impact of mass industrial warfare, particularly in the First World War, and the development of m...

“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), 85-100. 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...

A rose is a rose is a rose: even in YA SFF

Presentation / Conference
Freestone, P. (2021, December)
A rose is a rose is a rose: even in YA SFF. Paper presented at Concepts in Popular Genre Fiction Symposium, Deakin University / Online
The rose has been valued, revered, and infused with meaning across time and cultures—from the earliest chemists to appear in the historical record to today's mass-market perfu...
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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: £54,004

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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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

Publishes new book: Community in Modern Scottish Literature

19 May 2016
Publishes new book: Community in Modern Scottish Literature (Leiden | Boston: Brill | Rodopi, 2016), 304pp.