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

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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...

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...

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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From the Ganga to the Tay.

Book
Fraser, B. (2008)
From the Ganga to the Tay. Luath Press
From The Ganga to the Tay is an epic poem in which the Indian River Ganges and the Scottish River Tay, the largest waterways in their countries, relate the historical importan...

Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells: The Fin de Siecle Literary Scene.

Book
Dryden, L. (2015)
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,...

J. Leslie Mitchell/Lewis Grassic Gibbon and exploration

Journal Article
Lyall, S. (2012)
J. Leslie Mitchell/Lewis Grassic Gibbon and exploration. Scottish literary journal. Supplement, 4, 131
The article presents the literary works of James Leslie Mitchell using the pseudonym Lewis Grassic Gibbon. It discusses Mitchell's adventurous spirit as reflected in the trave...

Hugh MacDiarmid and the Scottish Renaissance.

Book Chapter
Lyall, S. (2012)
Hugh MacDiarmid and the Scottish Renaissance. In G. Carruthers, & L. McIlvanney (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Scottish LiteratureCambridge: Cambridge University Press
Though commonly viewed as definitively rural and nationalist, the Scottish Literary Renaissance was actually begun in London by an émigré community of Burnsian Scots. The Vern...

Hugh MacDiarmid’s Impossible Community.

Book Chapter
Lyall, S. (2016)
Hugh MacDiarmid’s Impossible Community. In S. Lyall (Ed.), Community in Modern Scottish Literature, 82-102. Brill Academic Publishers
This chapter suggests two main related points. The overarching contention is that Hugh MacDiarmid was a poetic, political, polemical, and metaphysical impossibilist (rather th...

'Hauntings of Celticism': Fionn Mac Colla and the Myth of History

Journal Article
Lyall, S. (2014)
'Hauntings of Celticism': Fionn Mac Colla and the Myth of History. Literature and History, 23(2), 51-66. https://doi.org/10.7227/LH.23.2.4
Fionn Mac Colla’s ideas of history can be characterised as postcolonial in their critique of historical determinism, Cartesian dualism and Whig progressivism. He utilises his ...

In search of community.

Book Chapter
Lyall, S. (2016)
In search of community. In S. Lyall (Ed.), Community in Modern Scottish LIterature, vii-xiii. Brill Academic Publishers
Community derives from the Latin root word communis (common), which itself breaks down into two possible derivations [...]. The first, com plus munis (what is indebted, bound,...
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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

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

Convict Voices: Women & Prison Writing in the Long 19th Century

2011 - 2011
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...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £33,240

Carceral City, Cryptic Signs: Refugee and Intern

2008 - 2009
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland

Imprisonment in British Suffragette Writing

2009 - 2010
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £500

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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.