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Nan Shepherd, Scotland and the nature of rural modernism (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Lyall, S. (2022, June). Nan Shepherd, Scotland and the nature of rural modernism. Paper presented at The 3rd World Congress of Scottish Literatures, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Scottish Modernism as Renaissance (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Lyall, S. (2022, January). Scottish Modernism as Renaissance. Presented at Extension Lecture, Department of English, Sukanta Mahavidyalaya, Dhupguri, Jalpaiguri University of North Bengal [Online]

“A Thing Of Dreams And Desires, A Siren, A Whisper, And A Seduction”: Mermaids and the seashore in H. G. Wells’s The Sea Lady: A Tissue of Moonshine (2021)
Journal Article
Alder, E. (2021). “A Thing Of Dreams And Desires, A Siren, A Whisper, And A Seduction”: Mermaids and the seashore in H. G. Wells’s The Sea Lady: A Tissue of Moonshine. Shima, 15(2), 85-100. https://doi.org/10.21463/shima.142

The Sea Lady (1901) is one of the more neglected early novels of H. G. Wells, particularly compared to his more famous scientific romances. Both a social satire and a mediation on the limits of human imagination, Wells’s only mermaid story has drawn... Read More about “A Thing Of Dreams And Desires, A Siren, A Whisper, And A Seduction”: Mermaids and the seashore in H. G. Wells’s The Sea Lady: A Tissue of Moonshine.

‘World’s long on academics, Morse, but woeful short of good detectives’: Lewis, Hathaway and Endeavour: The changing roles of Colin Dexter’s sidekick (2021)
Book Chapter
Bishop, D. (2021). ‘World’s long on academics, Morse, but woeful short of good detectives’: Lewis, Hathaway and Endeavour: The changing roles of Colin Dexter’s sidekick. In L. Andrew, & S. Saunders (Eds.), The Detective's Companion in Crime Fiction: A Study in Sidekicks (237-259). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74989-7

Bishop offers the first comprehensive analysis of the many variations of sidekick found in Colin Dexter’s Inspector Morse novels, and in the three television drama series based on his characters. Focusing on the range of approaches taken to represent... Read More about ‘World’s long on academics, Morse, but woeful short of good detectives’: Lewis, Hathaway and Endeavour: The changing roles of Colin Dexter’s sidekick.

British War Writing, 1900–1920: Empire, Mass Warfare and Mass Culture (2021)
Book Chapter
Frayn, A. (2021). British War Writing, 1900–1920: Empire, Mass Warfare and Mass Culture. In J. Purdon (Ed.), British Literature in Transition, 1900–1920: A New Age? (106-121). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108648714.007

Representations of conflict in the early twentieth century respond both to the impact of mass industrial warfare, particularly in the First World War, and the development of mass culture following the Education Acts of the late nineteenth century. Co... Read More about British War Writing, 1900–1920: Empire, Mass Warfare and Mass Culture.

A rose is a rose is a rose: even in YA SFF (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Freestone, P. (2021, December). A rose is a rose is a rose: even in YA SFF. Paper presented at Concepts in Popular Genre Fiction Symposium, Deakin University / Online

The rose has been valued, revered, and infused with meaning across time and cultures—from the earliest chemists to appear in the historical record to today's mass-market perfumes, from the religious festivals of ancient Rome to the works of the Roman... Read More about A rose is a rose is a rose: even in YA SFF.

The UK War Books Boom, 1926-33 (2021)
Dataset
Frayn, A., & Houston, F. (2021). The UK War Books Boom, 1926-33. [Dataset]. https://doi.org/10.17869/enu.2021.2810868

Data for article 'The War Books Boom in Britain, 1928–1930'. For submission to First World War Studies, Oct 2021. Data collected Jan 2020-Aug 2021 from various sources articulated in article.

From Trauma Theory to Systemic Violence: Narratives of Post-Katrina New Orleans (2021)
Book Chapter
Keeble, A. (2021). From Trauma Theory to Systemic Violence: Narratives of Post-Katrina New Orleans. In K. R. McNamara (Ed.), The City in American Literature and Culture (276-292). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

This chapter begins with a discussion of some of the contemporary critiques that have been aimed at trauma theory, focussing specifically on the way writing by Lauren Berlant and Rob Nixon has urged us to attend to systemic and/or slow violence. It a... Read More about From Trauma Theory to Systemic Violence: Narratives of Post-Katrina New Orleans.

The Future of Scottish Women's Writing (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Lyall, S. (2021, June). The Future of Scottish Women's Writing. Presented at Unforgettable, Unforgotten? Continuing the Recovery of Scottish Women Writers, c. 1880−1940, University of Edinburgh [Online]

The Scottish Revival Network (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Lyall, S. (2021, March). The Scottish Revival Network. Paper presented at The Future of Scottish Cosmopolitanism at the Fin de Siècle, University of Glasgow [Online]

D. V. Bishop on deception and lies in his explosive debut historical thriller, City of Vengeance (2021)
Other
Bishop, D. (2021). D. V. Bishop on deception and lies in his explosive debut historical thriller, City of Vengeance. https://www.panmacmillan.com/blogs/crime-thriller/d-v-bishop-city-of-vengeance

D. V. Bishop’s thriller City of Vengeance is set in sixteenth-century Florence, a city of intrigue, lies and political machinations. Here he discusses the lies men tell in the novel – whether for power or protection.

City of Vengeance (2021)
Book
Bishop, D. (2021). City of Vengeance. London: Pan Macmillan

Florence. Winter, 1536. A prominent Jewish moneylender is murdered in his home, a death with wide implications in a city powered by immense wealth. Cesare Aldo, a former soldier and now an officer of the Renaissance city’s most feared criminal cou... Read More about City of Vengeance.

Prisoner of War Camp Periodicals (2021)
Book Chapter
Schwan, A. (in press). Prisoner of War Camp Periodicals. In M. Demoor, C. Van Dijck, & B. Van Puymbroeck (Eds.), The Edinburgh Companion to First World War Periodicals. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

A case study of internment camp newspaper Stobsiade, contextualised in an overview of First World War internment camp periodicals.