Lecturer in Contemporary Literature and Culture
Lyall, S. (2016, August). "Fiery Speech": Vision and Violence in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats and Patrick Pearse. Paper presented at ESSE 2016
This paper examines the work of two of the main protagonists behind the cultural and political revival of Ireland in the early twentieth century, W. B. Yeats and Patrick Pears...
Hook, D. (2016, June). An autoethnography of Scottish hip-hop: social commentary, outsiderdom , locality and authenticity. Paper presented at It Ain't Where You're From, It's Where You're At: International Hip-Hop Studies Conference
Hip-hop’s export, practise, appropriation and reuse can be found in cultures around the globe from Aborigines in Australia, to Palestinian hip-hop in the Middle East. While a ...
Artt, S. (2015, July). 'Femme Publique':The brothel sex worker as anti-Flaneuse in the television series Maison Close. Paper presented at Tranforming Cities, University of Braunschweig, Germany
Maison Close offers us the sex worker as anti-flâneuse, a woman whose movement is thoroughly circumscribed by the walls of the brothel and yet is defined by her license as a '...
Scottish Funding Council
To develop apps related to Stevenson and City of Literature
Arts & Humanities Research Council
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...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
Associate Professor of Psychoanalysis & Cultural Theory
Lecturer in English & Film and Programme Leader for MA Digital and Public Humanities
Neill, C. (2015, May). ‘Ethics, discourse, experience’. Presented at Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland, Dublin
Neill, C. (2015, March). Through a glass darkly: the fantasmatic figure of the immigrant. Paper presented at Psychoanalysis and Politics Spring Symposium, Migration, Exile and Polyphonic Spaces, Spanish Psychoanalytic Society, Barcelona
Neill, C. (2015, March). ‘Repetition / Interpretation / Failure: Towards an Ethics of Discourse Analysis’. Presented at Manchester University, Discursive Practice Workshop., Manchester
"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." Embarking from Beckett's famous lines from Worstward Ho, this paper considers the import of the quota...
Artt, S. (2014, August). Silence, Melancholia and Science Fiction: Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin. Paper presented at Becoming Scotland, Queen Margaret University
In 'On the Melancholic Imaginary' Julia Kristeva notes that epochs of crisis are especially prone to black humour and melancholy: "In times of crisis... melancholy imposes its...
Neill, C. (2014, January). ‘O Cursed Spite: On Ethics and Time’. Paper presented at Symposium Depsychologizing / Deneurologizing Modern Subjectivity, Ghent
Lyall, S. (2013, December). Translating Modernism: The Scottish Renaissance Movement and German-language Modernism. Paper presented at World-literatures, Discrepant Transnationalisms: Beyond Region and Nation?, Stuttgart, Germany
The Scottish Renaissance Movement of the 1920-30s was a response to what many literary artists of the period saw as Scotland’s provincialisation within the United Kingdom and ...
Alder, E. (2013, April). The first law of time travel: The Time Machine and thermodynamics. Paper presented at British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference, University of Cardiff
Critical analyses of H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine (1895) have attended closely to themes of biology, such as evolutionary degeneration, but those of physics have not been tr...
Neill, C. (2012, December). ‘On imaginary identification and the possibility of meaning’. Presented at Psychosocial Studies Seminar, Birkbeck College, London
Neill, C. (2012, May). '‘The logic of fantasy’: comments on Lacan’s seminar XIV’. Presented at Cardiff University Inter-disciplinary Psychosocial Seminar Series, Symposium on the Unconscious., Cardiff University
Neill, C. (2012, February). ‘Sarah Lucas and the photographic gaze’. Presented at Stills Gallery, Theory of the Image, Stills Gallery
Gray, A. (2012, January). Can't Read or Won't Read? - Children's Reading Habits. Paper presented at International Conference on the Book
Neill, C. (2011, November). ‘Imagining meaning: a Lacanian introduction to discourse analysis’. Presented at Open University Social Sciences Seminar, Open University, Milton Keynes
My PhD research focuses on the lived experience and literary representation...
‘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
28 August 2019
Dr Scott Lyall has won a grant from the Royal Society of Edinburgh to study the work of Scottish writer, Nan Shepherd.
1 February 2019
Dr Calum Neill will co-host an international conference at Ghent University on the 21st and 22nd of September to launch his new co-edited book, Reading Lacan's Ecrits: From 'Signification of the Phall...
4 September 2018
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
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
Dr Scott Lyall wins a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant to study the work of Irish writers such as W. B. Yeats and Patrick Pearse.
31 July 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
IT is a little-known Scottish science fiction novel which nearly sank without trace when it was published almost a century ago. Today, it is rated one of the 12 most essential Scottish sci-fi novels o...
13 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.
BBC story on The Glorious Thing, forgotten novel by Christine Orr, published by MSc Publishing.
27 November 2014
Merchiston B2 3.30-5pm
21 June 2017
1 March 2017
Edinburgh, Merchiston Castle School
24 January 2017
Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace, Augustine United Church, Edinburgh, 26 November 2016
26 November 2016
Spirituality and Peace, Augustine United Church, Edinburgh, 26 November 2016
16 November 2016
Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace, Augustine United Church, Edinburgh.
14 October 2016
20 September 2016
National University of Ireland, Galway
23 August 2016
7 June 2016
30 April 2016, Stirling University
11 May 2016
University College Dublin
28 April 2016
13 April 2016
30 March 2016
29 March 2016