Lecturer in English & Film
Fraser, B. (2011, October). Tagore on the creative principle. Paper presented at Tagore's Vision of the Contemporary World, Azad Bhawan, New Delhi, India
Neill, C. (2011, August). Antigone: Raw Female. Paper presented at Annual Conference of the Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy, York St John University
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...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
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...
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...
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...
Programme Leader and Lecturer
Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Culture
Associate Professor of Psychoanalysis & Cultural Theory
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...
Neill, C. (2011, July). What would have been: nostalgia, fantasy and the past of the future. Paper presented at 3rd Annual Conference of the Apartheid Archive Project, Narratives, Nostalgia and Nationhood, Witswatersrand University, Johannesburg
Neill, C. (2011, June). Echo’s response: on identification and the necessary limitations of discursive research. Paper presented at The International Society for Theoretical Psychology Conference, Doing Psychology Under New Conditions, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
Artt, S. (2011, June). The future sound of retro: Daft Punk, Tron: Legacy and the sound of science fiction. Paper presented at Sonic Futures: soundscapes and the languages of screen media, King's College London/Birkbeck
Fraser, B. (2011, May). Tracing a Writer’s Journey: exploring the links between Japan, Scotland and India through poetry. Paper presented at IAFOR LibrAsia Confence, Osaka, Japan
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
Artt, S. (2010, October). Les Liaison Dangereuses a l'Anglais: Valmont, Dangerous Liaisons and Cruel intentions. Paper presented at 5th annual Association of adaptation Studies Conference, Centre for British Studies, Berlin
Artt, S. (2010, October). Vienna to Beijing: letter from an unknown woman, melodrama and the symbolic simulation of Europe. Paper presented at Symposium on melodrama in contemporary film and television, Queen Margaret University
Fraser, B. (2010, September). The Scotland-India links traced in 'From the Ganga to the Tay'. Paper presented at Bharat Making Britain, AHRC Conference, British Library, London
Artt, S. (2010, July). Silence and performance: appreciating Lynne Ramsay's "Morven Callar". Paper presented at 20th International Screen Studies Conference, University of Glasgow
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
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...
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...
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).
My PhD research focuses on the lived experience and literary representation...
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
The Palgrave Lacan Series, the monograph series edited by Dr Calum Neill of the School of Applied Sciences, has been listed as one of the social science series of the year.
18 December 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...
22 August 2017
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
St. Augustine's Church, Edinburgh
13 November 2017
Perth, Kilgraston School
26 October 2017
20 October 2017
Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.
22 August 2017