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Architecture of Punishment: Dystopian Cities Marking the Body

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Cityscapes of the Future, 49-65. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers. doi:10.1163/9789004361317_005

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Cityscapes of the Future, 49-65. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers. doi:10.1163/9789004361317_005
This chapter investigates the ways in which China Miéville’s Perdido Street Station, Alastair Reynolds’ Terminal World and Christopher Priest’s Inverted World represent govern...

The Postfeminist Tart: Neo-Victorian Villainy and Sex Work in Ripper Street

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Artt, S. (2017)
The Postfeminist Tart: Neo-Victorian Villainy and Sex Work in Ripper Street. In B. Poore (Ed.), Neo-Victorian Villains: adaptations and transformations in popular cultureLeiden; Boston;: Brill Academic Publishers
This chapter examines the trajectory of Rose, the recurring victim-heroine of Ripper Street and the villains that define her. Ripper Street appears initially as an example of ...

“Now – Well, Look at the Chart”: Mapping, Maps and Literature

Book Chapter
Frayn, A. (2017)
“Now – Well, Look at the Chart”: Mapping, Maps and Literature. In S. D. Brunn, & M. Dodge (Eds.), Mapping Across Academia (259-285). Dordrecht: Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1011-2_13
This chapter examines the resistance in literary criticism to making maps. Literary analysis is deeply invested in the construction of space and associated theories, but these...

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...

Between the Cracks: Theme, Screenwriting and Visual Structure

Thesis
Crawford, D. N. (2016)
Between the Cracks: Theme, Screenwriting and Visual Structure. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/453033
This research explores the manual approach to screenwriting and finds that the element of theme is not examined with the same analytical focus as other primary elements, plot,...

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...

Community in Modern Scottish Literature.

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S. Lyall (Ed.), (2016)
Community in Modern Scottish Literature
Community in Modern Scottish Literature is the first book to examine representations and theories of community in Scottish writing of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries ...

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,...

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

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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,...

'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 ...