Modernism, Modern Literature and Critical Theory

Modernism, Modern Literature and Critical Theory

The Glasgow Modernist cluster is one of the strongest concentrations of its kind in the UK, with one of the largest and most active postgraduate communities in the College of Arts.  The School played a founding role in the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies (SNOMS) (2008), which holds a regular programme of one-day conferences attracting international participants. We have hosted numerous major research events, including the SNOMS December 1910 Centenary Conference (2010), the inaugural conference for the British Association for Modernist Studies, which incorporated a public event on early cinema at the Glasgow Film Theatre. The School houses the Finnegans Wake Reading Group, which brings together a wide range of participants across and beyond the University for weekly discussions of this modernist masterpiece.

Other recent high-profile activities include special issues of the journals Modernist Cultures and Literature and History; the Contradictory Woolf conference (2011), which involved collaboration with Glasgow Women's Library and which confirmed the School’s status as a centre of excellence for Woolf studies; the Edwardian Ford Madox Ford Conference (2011); Jonathan Franzen and Contemporary Realisms (2013); and a conference marking the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of CLR James's Beyond a Boundary (2013). In collaboration with colleagues in Glasgow’s School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, the School hosted the AHRC-sponsored Values of Environmental Writing Research network (2010-11).

Glasgow Women’s Library
SNOMS
Socialist Theories and Networks
Values of Environmental Writing Research Network

Associated Staff:

Alan Riach

Professor Alan Riach

Professor of Scottish Literature (Scottish Literature)

Research interests: Literature and the Visual Arts

Andrew Radford

Dr Andrew Radford

Lecturer (English Literature)

Bryony Randall

Dr Bryony Randall

Senior Lecturer (English Literature)

Research interests: Modernist literature (particularly women's writing); literature and the everyday; editing modernism; literary theory (particularly feminist and materialist approaches); literature and time; literature and work; the relationships between literature and the social sciences.

Chris Gair

Dr Chris Gair

Senior Lecturer (English Literature)

Research interests: Realism, Naturalism, Jack London, Mark Twain, Frank Norris, World's Columbian Exposition, White City, Charles Dickens

Dr Laura Rattray

Reader in North American Literature (post 1900) (English Literature)

Research interests: American; Modernism; gender; transatlantic; Hollywood; Wharton; Fitzgerald; 1920s; 1930s; women

Gavin Miller

Dr Gavin Miller

Senior Lecturer in Medical Humanities (English Literature)

Research interests: Science Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Literature And Medicine, History Of Psychiatry, History Of Psychoanalysis, History Of Psychotherapy, History Of Psychology

Helen Stoddart

Dr Helen Stoddart

Senior Lecturer (English Literature)

Research interests: Architecture and Literature, Urban Literature, Film Studies, 21st Century Literature

Jane Goldman

Dr Jane Goldman

Reader (English Literature)

Research interests: poetry and poetics; literary theory; modernism/avant-garde; Virginia Woolf studies; gender, sexuality, feminism; queer; ut pictura poesis

John Coyle

Dr John Coyle

Senior Lecturer (English Literature)

Research interests: Comparative Literature, Literature and Music, Joyce, Proust

Maria-Daniella Dick

Dr Maria-Daniella Dick

Lecturer (English Literature)

Research interests: Network theory; Literature and Technology; Narratives of Capitalism; Interdisciplinarity; Formalism

Matthew Creasy

Dr Matthew Creasy

Lecturer (English Literature)

Research interests: Children's Literature

Mia Spiro

Dr Mia Spiro

Lecturer in Jewish Studies (Theology and Religious Studies)

Research interests: Jewish studies, Jewish authors, Holocaust studies, fascism and anti-fascism, literature and political resistance, British modernism, minority literature, British Jewish history, Scottish Jewish history, Israeli literature and culture, Yiddish literature, Yiddish theatre

Paddy Lyons

Mr Paddy Lyons

Senior Lecturer (English Literature)

Research interests: Restoration Theatre (1660-1737)

Robert Maslen

Dr Robert Maslen

Senior Lecturer (English Literature)

Research interests: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Anime, Children'S Literature, Comedy, Early Prose Fiction, Satire

Stephen Burn

Dr Stephen Burn

Reader (English Literature)

Research interests: "Contemporary Literature"; "Experimental Fiction"

Vassiliki Kolocotroni

Dr Vassiliki Kolocotroni

Senior Lecturer (English Literature)

Research interests: Twentieth Century Literature, Theory, Film

Willy Maley

Professor Willy Maley

Professor of Renaissance Studies (English Literature)

Research interests: Shakespeare, Spenser, Milton, Postcolonialism