Wasson, S. (2010, July). Ghostly authorities and vampire fangs: myths of Englishness revised in Anna Kavan’s fiction. Paper presented at Recycling Myths, Inventing Nations Conference, Aberystwith University
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
Alder, E. (2012). Urban Gothic. In W. Hughes, D. Punter, & A. Smith (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the GothicBlackwell
Wasson, S. (2009). Urban gothic of the Second World War: dark London. Palgrave Macmillan
This book examines 'home front' literature of the Second World War, arguing that Gothic tropes and forms mark moments of fracture in the national mythologies of wartime home, ...
Wasson, S. (2010). ‘Crying with Phantom Tongue’: the politics of lamentation in Mervyn Peake’s wartime poetry
Recent studies of nation and memory propose a new ethics of mourning in which normative mourning – working through grief, accepting loss, and ultimately finding solace – is in...
Wasson, S. (2010). Sentient ruins and the ventriloquised dead: Mervyn Peake’s wartime poetry
This paper explores a key fantasy trope in Peake’s wartime poetry, arguing that his work offers a valuable counterweight to dominant period discourses of nationhood. Adam Robe...