Lecturer in English & Film
Gray, A. (2018, April). Introducing 'Detective McLevy’s Casebook' and the Napier Big Read Campaign. Presented at Crime Fiction(s): Victorian and Neo-Victorian Narratives of Crime and Punishment, Edinburgh
NO abstract available.
Dryden, L. (2010). The Journal of Stevenson Studies. Journal of Stevenson Studies, ISSN 1744-3857
Author is general editor of this journal.
Atton, C., McCleery, A., Mabweazara, H. & Ward, S. (2007). Creative Futures: Building the Creative Economy through Universities. Edinburgh, Scotland: Million+
The creative industries are founded on innovation. They are responsive, multifaceted and evolving and have developed new models of business in order to adapt and contribute to...
Arts & Humanities Research Council
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...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
RSE Visiting Fellowship application for Alexandra Peat, Franklin University Switzerland.
The main objective of the Fellowship is to pursue research on the 1938 British Empire Exhibition in Glasgow an...
This collaborative project with University of Edinburgh, will focus on the design and development of an interface, which will be accessible online, via mobile phones and tablets, and via large touchsc...
Programme Leader and Lecturer
Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Culture
Simpson, K. C. S. H. Rider Haggard, Theophilus Shepstone and the Zikali trilogy: A Revisionist Approach to Haggard’s African Fiction. (Thesis)
The history that H. Rider Haggard writes about in his imperial adventure romance fiction is neither collusive nor consensual with the Zulu who are often the focus of his novel...
Gray, A. (2018, June). A Book is More Important than Food. Paper presented at International Publishing By the Book 5, Florence
A Book is more important than food: collaboration with Streetreads, a charity working with homeless readers in Edinburgh.
Lam, L. (2018, June). From the Coffin to the Rowan Tree. Paper presented at International Vampire Film and Arts Festival, Sighișoara, Romania
After the glut of YA novels featuring vampires after Twilight, vampires are currently back in the coffin and publishers are still largely avoiding novels that feature them. Pa...
Schwan, A. (2018, May). German Internees Writing the First World War: Identities, Irony and Humour in the Camp Newspaper Stobsiade. Paper presented at International Conference on War and Imprisonment, New York, USA
No abstract available.
Lyall, S. (2017, December). Seeking God by strange ways: Symbolism and the Irish Revival. Paper presented at EUROPEAN REVIVALS CONFERENCE V – CULTURAL MYTHOLOGIES AROUND 1900, Edinburgh, Scotland
This paper will argue that the Irish Revival of the late nineteenth, early twentieth century was first-and-foremost a Symbolist movement. Focusing on the writing, thought and ...
Schwan, A., Armstrong, S., & King, J. (2017, November). University-Prison Engagement in Adult Prison Education: Beyond Bibliotherapy and Desistance Theory?. Paper presented at 16th International Conference of the European Prison Education Association, Vienna, Austria
Schwan, A. (2017, July). 'National Antipathies'?: Representations of the Franco-Prussian War in the British Press. Paper presented at 'Borders and Border Crossings': 49th Annual Conference of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP), University of Freiburg, Germany
Gray, A. (2017, June). A New Model for a University Press. Paper presented at International Publishing By the Book 4, Florence, Italy
Publication of pedagogical research via staff/student collaboration.
Lyall, S. (2016, August). Fiery Speech”: Vision and Violence in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats and Patrick Pearse. Paper presented at ESSE 2016, National University of Ireland, Galway
This paper examines the work of two of the main protagonists behind the cultural and political revival of Ireland in the early twentieth century, W. B. Yeats and Patrick Pears...
Gray, A. (2015, July). Live Projects, Risk versus Reward. Paper presented at The Generation and Regeneration of Books, Montreal
The 23rd annual SHARP conference was be held in Longueuil/Montreal (Canada), Tuesday, 7 July, to Friday, 10 July 2015. Hosted by the Groupe de recherches et d'études sur le li...
Lyall, S. (2013, December). Translating Modernism: The Scottish Renaissance Movement and German-language Modernism. Paper presented at World-literatures, Discrepant Transnationalisms: Beyond Region and Nation?, Stuttgart, Germany
The Scottish Renaissance Movement of the 1920-30s was a response to what many literary artists of the period saw as Scotland’s provincialisation within the United Kingdom and ...
Artt, S. (2012, June). The Steampunk Detective: Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock. Paper presented at Neo-Victorian Networks: Epistemologies, Aesthetics and Ethics, University of Amsterdam
This paper will examine the recent refashioning of Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous creation as steampunk action hero in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes(2009) and Sherlock Holme...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
This research will explore the religious and spiritual ideas governing the Irish Revival, especially as these were manifested in the work, thought and life of Yeats and Pearse.
a) trace the exchange of ideas and people between Scotland and India from mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century
(b) reaffirm the relevance of the work and ideas of Tagore and his circle
This project investigates the relationship between Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells in the context of emergent modernism and literary influence. It will result in a monograph of c200 pages, entitled Conr...
Scottish Funding Council
The Scottish Literary Pub Tour has been operating successfully since its inception in 1996 however the company would now like to utilise new technology to widen the scope of the tour and attract a bro...
To support work on Rabindranath Tagore and to establish a Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs).
Funding for presentation of paper at Conference
To run a series of events to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Rabindranath Tagore.To heighten awareness of plans to set up a Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies at Edinburgh Napier.
To raise the profile of Rabindranath Tagore in Scotland. To establish a basis for the launch of the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs).
Convict Voices: Women & Prison Writing in the Long 19th Century investigates 19th century prison writing and other discursive spaces where convict voices could emerge. As prison populations are reachi...
British Association of Victorian Studies
The first event of its kind in the UK, this conference on ‘Reading and Writing in Prison’ seeks to raise the profile of existing research and practice in relation to British prisons and facilitate new...
My PhD research focuses on the lived experience and literary representation of adolescent ...
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...
17 June 2018
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.
24 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...
16 November 2016
20 September 2016
Publishes chapter in collection Mapping Across Academia
29 June 2016
Publishes new book: Community in Modern Scottish Literature (Leiden | Boston: Brill | Rodopi, 2016), 304pp.
18 May 2016
Published article 'Postfeminism Meets the Women in Prison Genre: Privilege and Spectatorship in Orange Is the New Black'. Television & New Media (Sage, 2016).
11 May 2016
Linda Dryden along with Lucille Bluefield has secured charity funding for former student Helena Roots to pursue a PhD within CLAW.
23 February 2016
Linda Dryden and Lucille Bluefield have secured funding for former student Helena Roots to study for a PhD in CLAW.
3.30pm in Merchiston B2
6 December 2018
Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus, Edinburgh
23 November 2018 - 24 November 2018
National Library of Scotland
15 November 2018
Merchiston Campus, 10 Colinton Road, Room B2 (3-4.30pm)
15 May 2018
26 April 2018
The National Archives, Kew.
9 March 2018
Friday, 23 February, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:30
G.06 50 George Square Central Area
23 February 2018
Merchiston Campus C83a.
20 February 2018
Erewash Museum, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.
8 February 2018
50 George Square
EH8 9LH United Kingdom
24 November 2017
The Project Room
50 George Square
EH8 9LH United Kingdom
18 November 2017
Perth, Kilgraston School
26 October 2017
20 October 2017
Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.
22 August 2017
Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
15 August 2017