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Scalpel and Metaphor: The Ceremony of Organ Harvest in Gothic Science Fiction

Journal Article
Wasson, S. (2015)
Scalpel and Metaphor: The Ceremony of Organ Harvest in Gothic Science Fiction. Gothic Studies, 17, 104-123. https://doi.org/10.7227/GS.17.1.8
In organ transfer, tissue moves through a web of language. Metaphors reclassify the tissue to enable its redeployment, framing the process for practitioners and public. The pr...

'Femme Publique':The brothel sex worker as anti-Flaneuse in the television series Maison Close.

Presentation / Conference
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 '...

'Not Enough of Him' Technology and Melancholia in 'Be Right Back'.

Journal Article
Artt, S. (2015)
'Not Enough of Him' Technology and Melancholia in 'Be Right Back'. In media res: a media commons project,

Recalcitrant Tissue: Organ Transfer and the Struggle for Narrative Control.

Book
Wasson, S. (2014)
Recalcitrant Tissue: Organ Transfer and the Struggle for Narrative Control. In J. Edwards (Ed.), Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Culture: Technogothics, 99-112. Routledge
The Gothic has long been interested in failed communities, the snapping or violating of ties between kin or neighbours. As the Gothic mutates into new forms today, it is incre...

Convict Voices: Women, Class and Writing about Prison in Nineteenth-Century England

Book
Schwan, A. (2014)
Convict Voices: Women, Class and Writing about Prison in Nineteenth-Century England. University of New Hampshire Press
In this lively study of the development and transformation of voices of female offenders in nineteenth-century England, Anne Schwan analyzes a range of colorful sources, inclu...

Silence, Melancholia and Science Fiction: Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin.

Presentation / Conference
Artt, S. (2014, August)
Silence, Melancholia and Science Fiction: Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin. Paper presented at Becoming Scotland, Queen Margaret University
In 'On the Melancholic Imaginary' Julia Kristeva notes that epochs of crisis are especially prone to black humour and melancholy: "In times of crisis... melancholy imposes its...

Gothic Cities and Suburbs, 1880-present.

Book
Wasson, S. (2013)
Gothic Cities and Suburbs, 1880-present. In G. Byron, & D. Townshend (Eds.), The Gothic World, 132-142. Routledge

Review of Matthew Beaumont. The Spectre of Utopia: Utopian and Science Fictions at the Fin de Siecle.

Journal Article
Dryden, L. (2013)
Review of Matthew Beaumont. The Spectre of Utopia: Utopian and Science Fictions at the Fin de Siecle. Review of English Studies, https://doi.org/10.1093/res/hgt050
A review of Matthew Beaumont

Beyond binarism: the agency of the writer at the crossroads of change.

Journal Article
Fraser, B. (2013)
Beyond binarism: the agency of the writer at the crossroads of change. Scottish Affairs, 1-16
Inaugural lecture as professor in the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies, March 2013

The first law of time travel: The Time Machine and thermodynamics.

Presentation / Conference
Alder, E. (2013, April)
The first law of time travel: The Time Machine and thermodynamics. Paper presented at British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference, University of Cardiff
Critical analyses of H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine (1895) have attended closely to themes of biology, such as evolutionary degeneration, but those of physics have not been tr...