Dr Megan Coyer

  • Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Research Fellow (English Literature)

telephone: 01413304603
email: Megan.Coyer@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research Interests

*Literature and Medicine
*Medical Humanities
*Scottish Literature
*Romanticism
*The Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press
*James Hogg
*Textual Editing
*Digital Humanities
  • Literature and Medicine
  • Medical Humanities
  • Scottish Literature
  • Romanticism
  • The Nineteenth-century Periodical Press
  • Textual Editing
  • Digital Humanities

Biography

Megan Coyer received her PhD in Scottish Literature from the University of Glasgow in 2010, with her thesis entitled, ‘The Ettrick Shepherd and the Modern Pythagorean: Science and Imagination in Romantic Scotland’. After completing her PhD, she worked as a Research Assistant on the Stirling/South Carolina Research Edition of The Collected Works of James Hogg and the Glasgow University Chancellor’s Fund and Carnegie Trust-funded Abbotsford Library Annotations Project. She also acted as the Project Assistant for the RSE/Scottish Government-funded Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS).

Her first degree is a B.S. in Neuroscience from Lafayette College (Easton, PA USA), where she was a recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship, the premier national undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering, and her current research is an amalgamation of her literary and scientific interests. 

Coyer was awarded a three-year Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship, which commenced in April 2012, for her research project, ‘The Medical Blackwoodians and Medico-literary Synergy in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press’. She is examining the wide-ranging literary and medical careers of several Blackwoodian authors and the role of the Scottish periodical press in cross-fertilizing medical and literary ideas in the nineteenth-century. 

Grants

Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship: “The Medical Blackwoodians and Medico-literary Synergy in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press”. £132,151.

Wellcome Trust Medical History and Humanities Small Grant, "'Attentive Writers': Healthcare, Authorship, and Authority" (PI: Megan Coyer; Co-Is David Shuttleton, Gavin Miller, Elizabeth Reeder). £5,000.

Teaching

Megan currently runs tutorials and lectures on the senior honours English Literature course 'Literature and Medicine'.

Publications

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Number of items: 18.

2015

Coyer, M. (2015) Medical discourse and ideology in the Edinburgh Review: a Chaldean exemplar. In: Benchimol, A., Brown, R. and Shuttleton, D. (eds.) Before Blackwood's: Scottish Journalism in the Age of Enlightenment. Pickering & Chatto, London. ISBN 9781848935501 (In Press)

2014

Coyer, M. (2014) The medical kailyard. Bottle Imp (15). ISSN 1754-1514

Coyer, M. J. and Shuttleton, D. E., (Eds.) (2014) Scottish Medical Culture and Literature, 1726-1832. Series: Clio medica: perspectives in medical humanities . Rodopi, Amsterdam. ISBN 9789042038912

Coyer, M. (2014) The Embodied Damnation of James Hogg’s Justified Sinner. Journal of Literature and Science, 7 (1). pp. 1-19. ISSN 1754-646X (doi:10.12929/jls.07.1.01)

Coyer, M. J. (2014) Phrenological controversy and the medical imagination: 'a modern Pythagorean' in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. In: Coyer, M. J. and Shuttleton, D. E. (eds.) Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726-1832. Series: Clio Medica: Perspectives in Medical Humanities (94). Rodopi, Amsterdam. ISBN 9789042038912

2012

Coyer, M. (2012) Review of Highland Journeys (2010) and The Collected Letters of James Hogg, Vol. 3 (2008). BARS Bulletin and Review, 40 . pp. 36-38. ISSN 0964-2447

Coyer, M. (2012) Hogg's companion. Drouth, 44 . pp. 21-27. ISSN 1474-6190

Coyer, M. (2012) The poet’s skull: reading the bumps of genius. Burns Chronicle . pp. 41-48. ISSN 1365-7518

2011

Coyer, M. (2011) A psychological curiosity: a hoax on James Hogg. Studies in Hogg and His World, 21 . pp. 48-59. ISSN 0960-6025

2010

Coyer, M. (2010) Review: The Kennedy & Boyd Anthology of Nineteenth-Century Scottish Literature. Bottle Imp, 7 . ISSN 1754-1514

Coyer, M. (2010) Review: Valentina Bold, 'James Hogg: A Bard of Nature’s Making' (2007). Scottish Literary Review, 2 (2). pp. 173-175. ISSN 1756-5634

Coyer, M. (2010) The phrenological mask of the Ettrick Shepherd. Studies in Hogg and His World, 20 . pp. 90-95. ISSN 0960-6025

2009

Coyer, M. (2009) Disembodied souls and exemplary narratives: James Hogg and popular medical literature. In: Connolly, T. and Clark, S. (eds.) Liberating Medicine, 1720-1835. Series: Enlightenment world (10). Pickering & Chatto, London, pp. 127-139. ISBN 9781851966325

Coyer, M. (2009) The phrenological dreamer: The popular medical and fictional writing of Robert Macnish (1802-1837). In: Apothecary’s Chest: Magic, Art, and Medication. Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 1-12. ISBN 9781443804943

2008

Gutman, D. A. , Coyer, M. J., Boss-Williams, K. A., Owen, M. J., Nemeroff, C. B., and Weiss, J. M. (2008) Behavioral effects of the CRF1 receptor antagonist R121919 in rats selectively bred for high and low activity in the swim test. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 33 (8). pp. 1093-1101. ISSN 0306-4530 (doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2008.05.003)

Coyer, M. (2008) Burns at The Mitchell. Eighteenth-Century Scotland, 22 . pp. 3-4. ISSN 1085-4894

Coyer, M. (2008) The literary empiricism of the phrenologists: Reading the Burnsian bumps. Drouth . pp. 69-77. ISSN 1474-6190

2005

Hill, W. L., Ballard, S. S., Coyer, M. J., and Rowley, T. (2005) Interaction of testosterone and breeding phase on the reproductive behavior and use of space in male zebra finches. Hormones and Behavior, 47 (4). pp. 452-458. ISSN 0018-506X (doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2004.11.016)

This list was generated on Mon Nov 24 18:42:36 2014 GMT.
Number of items: 18.

Articles

Coyer, M. (2014) The medical kailyard. Bottle Imp (15). ISSN 1754-1514

Coyer, M. (2014) The Embodied Damnation of James Hogg’s Justified Sinner. Journal of Literature and Science, 7 (1). pp. 1-19. ISSN 1754-646X (doi:10.12929/jls.07.1.01)

Coyer, M. (2012) Review of Highland Journeys (2010) and The Collected Letters of James Hogg, Vol. 3 (2008). BARS Bulletin and Review, 40 . pp. 36-38. ISSN 0964-2447

Coyer, M. (2012) Hogg's companion. Drouth, 44 . pp. 21-27. ISSN 1474-6190

Coyer, M. (2012) The poet’s skull: reading the bumps of genius. Burns Chronicle . pp. 41-48. ISSN 1365-7518

Coyer, M. (2011) A psychological curiosity: a hoax on James Hogg. Studies in Hogg and His World, 21 . pp. 48-59. ISSN 0960-6025

Coyer, M. (2010) Review: The Kennedy & Boyd Anthology of Nineteenth-Century Scottish Literature. Bottle Imp, 7 . ISSN 1754-1514

Coyer, M. (2010) Review: Valentina Bold, 'James Hogg: A Bard of Nature’s Making' (2007). Scottish Literary Review, 2 (2). pp. 173-175. ISSN 1756-5634

Coyer, M. (2010) The phrenological mask of the Ettrick Shepherd. Studies in Hogg and His World, 20 . pp. 90-95. ISSN 0960-6025

Gutman, D. A. , Coyer, M. J., Boss-Williams, K. A., Owen, M. J., Nemeroff, C. B., and Weiss, J. M. (2008) Behavioral effects of the CRF1 receptor antagonist R121919 in rats selectively bred for high and low activity in the swim test. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 33 (8). pp. 1093-1101. ISSN 0306-4530 (doi:10.1016/j.psyneuen.2008.05.003)

Coyer, M. (2008) Burns at The Mitchell. Eighteenth-Century Scotland, 22 . pp. 3-4. ISSN 1085-4894

Coyer, M. (2008) The literary empiricism of the phrenologists: Reading the Burnsian bumps. Drouth . pp. 69-77. ISSN 1474-6190

Hill, W. L., Ballard, S. S., Coyer, M. J., and Rowley, T. (2005) Interaction of testosterone and breeding phase on the reproductive behavior and use of space in male zebra finches. Hormones and Behavior, 47 (4). pp. 452-458. ISSN 0018-506X (doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2004.11.016)

Book Sections

Coyer, M. (2015) Medical discourse and ideology in the Edinburgh Review: a Chaldean exemplar. In: Benchimol, A., Brown, R. and Shuttleton, D. (eds.) Before Blackwood's: Scottish Journalism in the Age of Enlightenment. Pickering & Chatto, London. ISBN 9781848935501 (In Press)

Coyer, M. J. (2014) Phrenological controversy and the medical imagination: 'a modern Pythagorean' in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. In: Coyer, M. J. and Shuttleton, D. E. (eds.) Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726-1832. Series: Clio Medica: Perspectives in Medical Humanities (94). Rodopi, Amsterdam. ISBN 9789042038912

Coyer, M. (2009) Disembodied souls and exemplary narratives: James Hogg and popular medical literature. In: Connolly, T. and Clark, S. (eds.) Liberating Medicine, 1720-1835. Series: Enlightenment world (10). Pickering & Chatto, London, pp. 127-139. ISBN 9781851966325

Coyer, M. (2009) The phrenological dreamer: The popular medical and fictional writing of Robert Macnish (1802-1837). In: Apothecary’s Chest: Magic, Art, and Medication. Cambridge Scholars Press, pp. 1-12. ISBN 9781443804943

Edited Books

Coyer, M. J. and Shuttleton, D. E., (Eds.) (2014) Scottish Medical Culture and Literature, 1726-1832. Series: Clio medica: perspectives in medical humanities . Rodopi, Amsterdam. ISBN 9789042038912

This list was generated on Mon Nov 24 18:42:36 2014 GMT.