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Hugh MacDiarmid’s Impossible Community (2016)
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 than merely the extremist of caricature). More particularly, in an attempt to... Read More about Hugh MacDiarmid’s Impossible Community.

In search of community (2016)
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, or obligated together), is thought to be more philologically accurate, whi... Read More about In search of community.

What a victory it might have been”: C. E. Montague and the First World War. (2016)
Book Chapter
Frayn, A. (2015). What a victory it might have been”: C. E. Montague and the First World War. In T. Tate, & K. Kennedy (Eds.), The Silent Morning: Culture and Memory After the Armistice, 131-148. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press

Discusses Montague's post-war prose work in terms of peace and silence.

Introduction: ‘Tenshillingland’: Community and Commerce, Myth and Madness in the Modern Scottish Novel (2016)
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). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1163/978

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 perceived threats to national identity. Community, central to the Scottish no... Read More about Introduction: ‘Tenshillingland’: Community and Commerce, Myth and Madness in the Modern Scottish Novel.

Ford and the First World War (2015)
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

No abstract available.

The International Companion to Lewis Grassic Gibbon (2015)
Book
Lyall, S. (Ed.). (2015). The International Companion to Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Glasgow: Association for Scottish Literary Studies

Lewis Grassic Gibbon (James Leslie Mitchell), the author of the acclaimed trilogy A Scots Quair – Sunset Song, Cloud Howe and Grey Granite – is one of the most important Scottish writers of the early twentieth century. This International Companion pr... Read More about The International Companion to Lewis Grassic Gibbon.

The battle for civilisation in Gibbon’s science fiction (2015)
Book Chapter
Lyall, S. (2015). The battle for civilisation in Gibbon’s science fiction. In S. Lyall (Ed.), The International Companion to Lewis Grassic Gibbon (119-132). Association for Scottish Literary Studies

No abstract available.

'Femme Publique':The brothel sex worker as anti-Flaneuse in the television series Maison Close. (2015)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Artt, S. (2015, July). 'Femme Publique':The brothel sex worker as anti-Flaneuse in the television series Maison Close. Paper presented at Tranforming Cities

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 'public woman' whose movements and dress are highly codified by 19th century... Read More about 'Femme Publique':The brothel sex worker as anti-Flaneuse in the television series Maison Close..

Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells: The Fin de Siecle Literary Scene. (2015)
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, the book traces the relationship between the two authors at the close of t... Read More about Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells: The Fin de Siecle Literary Scene..

The Poetry of Modernity (1870–1950) (2015)
Book Chapter
Dymock, E., & Lyall, S. (2015). The Poetry of Modernity (1870–1950). In C. Sassi (Ed.), The International Companion to Scottish Poetry (74-82). Glasgow: Association for Scottish Literary Studies

No abstract available.

Recalcitrant Tissue: Organ Transfer and the Struggle for Narrative Control. (2015)
Book Chapter
Wasson, S. (2015). Recalcitrant Tissue: Organ Transfer and the Struggle for Narrative Control. In J. Edwards (Ed.), Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Culture: Technogothics (99-112). Routledge

The Gothic has long been interested in failed communities, the snapping or violating of ties between kin or neighbours. As the Gothic mutates into new forms today, it is increasingly characterising texts which depict whole societies as wounded in the... Read More about Recalcitrant Tissue: Organ Transfer and the Struggle for Narrative Control..

Scalpel and Metaphor: The Ceremony of Organ Harvest in Gothic Science Fiction (2015)
Journal Article
Wasson, S. (2015). Scalpel and Metaphor: The Ceremony of Organ Harvest in Gothic Science Fiction. Gothic Studies, 17(1), 104-123. https://doi.org/10.7227/GS.17.1.8

In organ transfer, tissue moves through a web of language. Metaphors reclassify the tissue to enable its redeployment, framing the process for practitioners and public. The process of marking off tissue as transferrable in legal and cultural terms pa... Read More about Scalpel and Metaphor: The Ceremony of Organ Harvest in Gothic Science Fiction.

Convict Voices: Women, Class and Writing about Prison in Nineteenth-Century England (2014)
Book
Schwan, A. (2014). Convict Voices: Women, Class and Writing about Prison in Nineteenth-Century England. Durham: University of New Hampshire Press

In this lively study of the development and transformation of voices of female offenders in nineteenth-century England, Anne Schwan analyzes a range of colorful sources, including crime broadsides, reform literature, prisoners' own writings about imp... Read More about Convict Voices: Women, Class and Writing about Prison in Nineteenth-Century England.

Richard Aldington's Images, the Metropolis, and the Masses (2014)
Journal Article
Frayn, A. (2014). Richard Aldington's Images, the Metropolis, and the Masses. Modernist Cultures, 9(2), 260-281. https://doi.org/10.3366/mod.2014.0086

Richard Aldington’s city poems in the latter part of his 1915 collection Images are concerned with the masses who inhabit the modern city. Aldington is at pains to stress his distinction from those he perceives as an increasingly homogenized crowd... Read More about Richard Aldington's Images, the Metropolis, and the Masses.

'Kraken'. (2014)
Book Chapter
Alder, E. (2014). 'Kraken'. In J. Weinstock (Ed.), The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters. Ashgate Publishing

'Sea Monsters'. (2014)
Book Chapter
Alder, E. (2014). 'Sea Monsters'. In J. Weinstock (Ed.), The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic MonstersAshgate Publishing

Silence, Melancholia and Science Fiction: Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin. (2014)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Artt, S. (2014, August). Silence, Melancholia and Science Fiction: Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin. Paper presented at Becoming Scotland

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 itself, lays down its archaeology, produces its representations and its knowle... Read More about Silence, Melancholia and Science Fiction: Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin..