Dryden, L. (2014). Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells: The Fin de Siecle Literary Scene. Palgrave
This is the first sustained examination of of the literary friendship between Conrad and Wells. Drawing upon archival research, diaries, letters and a close analysis of texts,...
Dryden, L., & Watson, R. (2013). Journal of Stevenson Studies. Stirling Centre for Scottish Studies
Issue 11 of the Journal of Stevenson Studies, edited by Linda Dryden and Rory Watson, has now been published.
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. (2010). Literary affinities and the postcolonial in Robert Louis Stevenson and Joseph Conrad. In M. Gardiner, G. Macdonald, & N. O'Gallagher (Eds.), Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives, 86-97. Edinburgh University Press. doi:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0006
This paper offers a comparative study of some of the colonial fictions of Stevenson and Conrad. It takes a postcolonial position, arguing that both Stevenson and Conrad were m...
Dryden, L., & Watson, R. (2009). Journal of Stevenson Studies. Centre for Scottish Studies, Universtiy of Stirling
International refereed journal edited by Dryden and Watson
Dryden, L. (2009). Conrad and his readers. In A. H. Simmons (Ed.), Joseph Conrad in context, 221-228. Cambridge University Press
This is an essay in a special collection called Conrad in Context. The essay discusses Conrad in the context of late-nineteenth-century reading practices.
Dryden, L. (2009). Introduction. In Stevenson and Conrad: writers of transition, 1-12. Texas Tech University Press
This Introduction assesses Robert Louis Stevenson within the context of the reputation of Joseph Conrad. It discusses the cross-overs between their works, their mutual friends...
(2009). L. Dryden, S. Arata, & E. Massie (Eds.), Stevenson and Conrad: writers of transition. Texas Tech University Press
This edited book is the first complete book-length study to consider the work of Robert Louis Stevenson and Joseph Conrad within the same framework. It contains essays from in...
Dryden, L. (2008). Introduction: Writing Twixt Land and Sea. In L. Dryden, S. Arata, & E. Massie (Eds.), Stevenson and Conrad: writers of transition, 1-12. Texas Tech University Press
Dryden, L. (2008). Performing Malaya. In K. Baxter, & R. Hand (Eds.), Joseph Conrad and the performing Arts, 11-28. Ashgate Publishing Ltd
This is an essay in a collection called Conrad and Performance edited by Katherine Baxter and Richard Hand. It discusses how Conrad's characters in his Malay novels perform as...
Dryden, L. (2006). The vexed question of humanity in Heart of Darkness: a historicist reading. In D. C. R. A. Goonetilleke (Ed.), Joseph Conrad's Heart of darkness, 83-91. Routledge
This book chapter takes a historicist approach to Conrad's Heart of Darkness. It relies on theories of historicim and ethnography and cites Clifford Geertx and James Clifford ...
Dryden, L. (2006). Sir High Clifford and the House of Blackwood. In D. Finkelstein (Ed.), Print culture and the BLackwood tradition 1805-1930, 215-235. University of Toronto Press
Dryden, L. (2006). She: gothic reverberations in Star Trek: first contact. In B. Brabon, & S. Genz (Eds.), Postfeminist Gothic: Critical Interventions in Contemporary Culture, 154-169. Palgrave Macmillan
This essay discusses how the film Star Trek: First Contact uses the gothic tropes of the femme fatale as expressed in Rider Haggard's iconic text She. This is a collection of ...
Dryden, L. (2006). H. G. Wells and Joseph Conrad: a literary friendship. In J. S. Partington (Ed.), H. G. Wells's Fin-de-Siècle, 101-112. Peter Lang
This essay was first published in The Wellsian and is collected here in an edited book that contains the best essays on Wells published in recent years.
Dryden, L. (2005). City of Dreadful Night: Stevenson's Gothic London. In R. Ambrosini, & R. Dury (Eds.), Robert Louis Stevenson: Writer of Boundaries, 253-264. University of Wisconsin Press
The essay discusses the portrayal of late-nineteenth-century London in Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, suggesting that the city is as much of a character in...