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Introduction: ‘Tenshillingland’: Community and Commerce, Myth and Madness in the Modern Scottish Novel

Book Chapter
Lyall, S. (2016)
Introduction: ‘Tenshillingland’: Community and Commerce, Myth and Madness in the Modern Scottish Novel. In S. Lyall (Ed.), Community in Modern Scottish Literature, 1-24. Brill Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004317451_002
While ‘community’ as a concept has come under increasing attack in a neoliberal era, it has remained in Scotland a mythic, though not unexamined, signifier of resistance to pe...

This battle was not over: Parade’s End as a transitional text in the development of ‘disenchanted’ First World War literature.

Book
Frayn, A. (2008)
This battle was not over: Parade’s End as a transitional text in the development of ‘disenchanted’ First World War literature. In A. Gąsiorek, & D. Moore (Eds.), Ford Madox Ford: Literary Networks and Cultural Transformations, 201-216. Rodopi
This chapter argues that the novels of Ford's Parade's End tetralogy occupy a significant place in the development of "disenchanted" fiction about the First World War. The val...

Olalla's legacy: twentieth century vampire fiction and genetic previvorship

Journal Article
Wasson, S. (2010)
Olalla's legacy: twentieth century vampire fiction and genetic previvorship. Journal of Stevenson Studies, 7, 55-81
Although Robert Louis Stevenson’s short story ‘Olalla’ does not use the word ‘vampire’ at any point, it contains a cluster of motifs that have led critics to identify it as a ...

Medical Gothic: organ harvesting and medicalised abjection in Kazuo Ishiguro and Neal Shusterman.

Presentation / Conference
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...

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...

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

Postfeminism Meets the Women in Prison Genre: Privilege and Spectatorship in Orange Is the New Black

Journal Article
Schwan, A. (2016)
Postfeminism Meets the Women in Prison Genre: Privilege and Spectatorship in Orange Is the New Black. Television and New Media, 17(6), 473-490. https://doi.org/10.1177/1527476416647497
This article argues that Netflix’s original series Orange is the New Black (2013-), based on Piper Kerman’s memoir (2010), uses postfeminist strategies to covertly promote pri...

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...

Gothic at sea: ships, revenants, and the liminal realm of the ocean.

Presentation / Conference
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...

Ford and the First World War

Book Chapter
Frayn, A. (2015)
Ford and the First World War. In A. Chantler, & R. Hawkes (Eds.), An Introduction to Ford Madox Ford, (121-133). Ashgate Publishing Ltd
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Words on the Street: the Uses of a Digital Literary Landscape

2017 - 2018
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...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £7,651

The German Diaspora during World War I: Remembering Internment Camps in Britain and the Commonwealth

2018 - 2019
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...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £28,714

A War Books Boom in Scotland? 1928-1932

2020 - 2021
It is a critical commonplace that there was a decade’s literary silence following the First World War in writing about the conflict before a ‘War Books Boom’ from 1928–1932. This boom was predicated o...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £11,641

Mystical Nationalism: W. B. Yeats, Patrick Pearse and the Revival of Ireland

2016 - 2017
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.
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £1,843

Update & Adapt an exisiting live tour scrip for new self-guided application

2012 - 2013
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...
Funder: Scottish Funding Council | Value: £4,970

Anniversary Events for Rabindranath Tagore

2011 - 2015
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.
Value: £2,250

The Scotland-India continuum of Ideas: The Relevance of Tagore & his circle

2014 - 2016
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 (c) provi...
Funder: British Council | Value: £25,560

Malleable Truth: The Rediscovery of David Livingstone's Nyangwe diary

2014 - 2015
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £3,200

Gothic Limits

2011 - 2011
Funding for presentation of paper at Conference
Funder: British Academy

ScoTs

2011 - 2013
To support work on Rabindranath Tagore and to establish a Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs).
Value: £20,000

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Dr Scott Lyall publishes an article in The Conversation on Nan Shepherd.

28 August 2019
‘The Living Mountain: in an age of ecological crisis, Nan Shepherd’s nature writing is more relevant than ever’. Article in The Conversation, published 29 August 2019

Dr Scott Lyall wins RSE grant to study the work of Scottish writer, Nan Shepherd.

1 February 2019
Dr Scott Lyall has won a grant from the Royal Society of Edinburgh to study the work of Scottish writer, Nan Shepherd.

Scott Lyall makes presentation at Saltire Literary Awards

24 November 2016
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.

‘“For she was an independent woman, or nearly, anyway”: Locating the pubescent girl in Philip Pullman’s Sally Lockhart drafts ’

16 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...

Writing the First World War: Conflict and Memory, 1914-1930

20 September 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...

Dr Scott Lyall wins a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant.

31 July 2016
Dr Scott Lyall wins a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant to study the work of Irish writers such as W. B. Yeats and Patrick Pearse.

Publishes chapter in collection Mapping Across Academia

29 June 2016
Publishes chapter in collection Mapping Across Academia

Publishes new book: Community in Modern Scottish Literature

18 May 2016
Publishes new book: Community in Modern Scottish Literature (Leiden | Boston: Brill | Rodopi, 2016), 304pp.

Published article 'Postfeminism Meets the Women in Prison Genre: Privilege and Spectatorship in Orange Is the New Black

11 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).

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 along with Lucille Bluefield has secured charity funding for former student Helena Roots to pursue a PhD within CLAW.