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...
Alder, E. (2011, August). Gothic at sea: ships, revenants, and the liminal realm of the ocean. Paper presented at Gothic limits / Gothic Ltd.’: 10th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association. 2-5 August 2011., University of Heidelberg, Germany
Many aspects of the ocean deep remain obscure to modern science and exploration, and in literature it has always been an area of mystery, sometimes of horror. Foucault’s chara...
Wasson, S. (2011, August). Medical Gothic: organ harvesting and medicalised abjection in Kazuo Ishiguro and Neal Shusterman. Paper presented at Gothic limits / Gothic Ltd.’: 10th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association. 2-5 August 2011., University of Heidelberg, Germany
The International Gothic Association facilitates dissemination of research in Gothic and horror from the eighteenth century to the present, and the Conference is held once eve...
Alder, E. (2011, January). How to avoid extinction: closed systems and the struggle for existence. Paper presented at British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference, Cambridge University
Wasson, S. (2010, April). “Half-Masonry, Half Pain”: death and nation in Mervyn Peake’s poetry of Second-World-War London. Paper presented at Urban Gothic: Haunted Cities, Spectral Traces Conference, Liverpool John Moores University
Wasson, S., & Artt, S. (2010, April). The Twilight Saga and the pleasures of spectatorship: the broken body and the shining body. Paper presented at Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture., University of Hertfordshire
Fraser, B. (2010, January). A meeting of two minds; the relevance of Patrick Geddes and Rabindranath Tagore today. Paper presented at IAFOR ACAH Conference, Osaka, Japan
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...
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...
Wasson, S. (2014). Scalpel and Metaphor: The Ceremony of Organ Harvest in Gothic Science Fiction. Gothic Studies. 17, 104-123. doi:10.7227/GS.17.1.8. ISSN 1362-7937
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...
Wasson, S. (2013). Gothic Cities and Suburbs, 1880-present. In G. Byron, & D. Townshend (Eds.), The Gothic World, 132-142. Routledge
Artt, S. (2012). Entries on 'Lord Ruthven', 'The Vampire Lestat' and 'Dark Shadows'. In J. Weinstock (Ed.), The Ashgate Encyclopaedia of Literary and Cinematic MonstersAshgate
From vampires and demons to ghosts and zombies, interest in monsters in literature, film, and popular culture has never been stronger. This concise Encyclopedia provides schol...
Dryden, L. (2012). The Gothic: Detection and Science Fiction. In C. McCracken-Flesher (Ed.), Approaches to Teaching the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, 96-103. The Modern Languages Association
An essay on how Stevenson fits into the genre of detection and science fiction literature.
Dryden, L. (2012). Review of Matthew Beaumont. The Spectre of Utopia: Utopian and Science Fictions at the Fin de Siecle. Review of English Studies.. doi:10.1093/res/hgt050. ISSN 0034-6551
A review of Matthew Beaumont
Fraser, B. (2012). Beyond binarism: the agency of the writer at the crossroads of change. Scottish Affairs., 1-16. ISSN 0966-0356
Inaugural lecture as professor in the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies, March 2013