Research title: The Soul Thieves of Savannah
The main body of my thesis is an urban fantasy novel, exploring representations of the history of the Southern US through ghosts and the fantastic. The novel will be accompanied by a collection of critical essays and visual art, combining autoethnography and textual analysis to contextualize themes within the novel. My research interests include the following:
- The influence of the Southern Gothic on contemporary Southern fantasy
- Race and gender in the Southern US, esp. whiteness and definitions of Southern womanhood
- Representations of hoodoo in speculative fiction
- Ghosts and Savannah, GA
- Ghost stories and colonial legacies in YA/NA Gothic
- Mulligan, S. (2021) Aubade With Hot Cross Buns. CALYX Journal, Vol 32, Iss. 2, Spring/Summer 2021.
- Mulligan, S. (2020) Salmon Run. New Writing Scotland, Iss. 38, Dec 2020.
- Mulligan, S. (2020) Selected Blessings from the Roman Ritual. BlueHouse Journal, Iss. 2, Jun 2020.
- Mulligan, S. (2020) Thesaurus Entries. BlueHouse Journal, Iss. 2, Jun 2020.
- Mulligan, S. (2019) Forsyth County Cartography. The New Southern Fugitives, Vol. 3, Iss. 1., Dec 2019.
- Mulligan, S. (2019) Night at the Museum: Lost Species Scotland. Poetry performance. Nov 2019.
- Mulligan, S. (2019) Self-Portrait as Kingfisher. BlueHouse Journal, Iss. 1, Nov 2019.
- English Literature 1A: Poetry and Poetics
- English Literature 2B: Writing & Texts
- Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities
- Co-Editor of From Glasgow to Saturn (2018-2020)