Dr Anna McFarlane

  • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (English Literature)

Research interests

My research interests are at the intersections of medical humanities and science fiction. I am the blog editor for the journal BMJ Medical Humanities and, in 2016, I held a Wellcome Trust Small Grant Award for a project entitled 'Nursing, Reproduction, and Writing: Naomi Mitchison’s Science Fiction as Activism’. I spent 18 months as the research assistant on the Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities project at the University of Glasgow working alongside Dr Gavin Miller before taking up my position as a postdoctoral fellow. My thesis focused on psychological discourses in William Gibson's cyberpunk science fiction and I have also published on Scottish literature, contemporary literature, and film. 


Grants

May 2017: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. ‘Products of Conception: Pregnancy in Science Fiction 1968-2015’. October 2017 – September 2020. £315,973. Principal Investigator. 

May 2017: Being Human Festival. November 2017. £380. Co-Investigator. Funding for events to be held 24th November 2017, ‘Write the Future: Science Fiction Writing Workshop’ and ‘Lost Limbs and Posthuman Enhancement’.

Jan 2016: Wellcome Trust Medical Humanities Small Grant Award. ‘Nursing, Reproduction, and Writing: Naomi Mitchison’s Science Fiction as Activism’. March 2016 – June 2016. £1534. Principal Investigator. I undertook archival research in the Wellcome Trust Library (London) and the National Library of Scotland (Edinburgh). 

Jul 2013: Feminist and Women’s Studies Association UK Small Grants Award 2013. ‘Smashing the Patriarchy in 100,000 Words: Feminism in Academic Theses’. October 2013 – January 2014. £250. Co-Investigator.


Teaching

Honours Module: Science Fiction, 1945 - Present

Honours Module: Literary Theory


Publications

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Number of items: 9.

2017

Mcfarlane, A. (2017) Cyberpunk and “Science Fiction Realism” in Kathryn Bigelow’s Strange Days and Zero Dark Thirty. In: Murphy, G. J. and Schmeink, L. (eds.) Cyberpunk and Visual Culture. Routledge: New York, pp. 235-252. ISBN 9781138062917

McFarlane, A. (2017) The poetry of civic nationalism: Jackie Kay’s ‘bronze head from Ife’. C21 Literature, 5(2), 5. (doi:10.16995/c21.23)

Miller, G. and Mcfarlane, A. (Eds.) (2017) A Practical Guide to the Resurrected: 21 Short Stories of Science Fiction and Medicine. Freight Books. ISBN 9781911332503

2016

Miller, G. and McFarlane, A. (2016) Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities [Guest Editors]. Medical Humanities, 42(4),

Miller, G. and McFarlane, A. (2016) Science fiction and the medical humanities. Medical Humanities, 42(4), pp. 213-218. (doi:10.1136/medhum-2016-011144) (PMID:27885035)

Mcfarlane, A. (2016) Naomi Mitchison’s we have been warned (1935) in post-referendum Scotland. Bottle Imp(19),

Mcfarlane, A. (2016) Neal Stephenson’s REAMDE: a critique of gamification. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, pp. 24-36.

Callow, C. and Mcfarlane, A. (Eds.) (2016) Adam Roberts: Critical Essays. Series: Gylphi contemporary writers: critical essays. Gylphi. ISBN 9781780240428

Mcfarlane, A. (2016) ‘Anthropomorphic drones’ and colonized bodies: William Gibson’s the peripheral. English Studies in Canada, 42(1-2), pp. 115-131. (doi:10.1353/esc.2016.0007)

This list was generated on Mon Aug 20 07:15:20 2018 BST.
Number of items: 9.

Articles

McFarlane, A. (2017) The poetry of civic nationalism: Jackie Kay’s ‘bronze head from Ife’. C21 Literature, 5(2), 5. (doi:10.16995/c21.23)

Miller, G. and McFarlane, A. (2016) Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities [Guest Editors]. Medical Humanities, 42(4),

Miller, G. and McFarlane, A. (2016) Science fiction and the medical humanities. Medical Humanities, 42(4), pp. 213-218. (doi:10.1136/medhum-2016-011144) (PMID:27885035)

Mcfarlane, A. (2016) Naomi Mitchison’s we have been warned (1935) in post-referendum Scotland. Bottle Imp(19),

Mcfarlane, A. (2016) Neal Stephenson’s REAMDE: a critique of gamification. Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, pp. 24-36.

Mcfarlane, A. (2016) ‘Anthropomorphic drones’ and colonized bodies: William Gibson’s the peripheral. English Studies in Canada, 42(1-2), pp. 115-131. (doi:10.1353/esc.2016.0007)

Book Sections

Mcfarlane, A. (2017) Cyberpunk and “Science Fiction Realism” in Kathryn Bigelow’s Strange Days and Zero Dark Thirty. In: Murphy, G. J. and Schmeink, L. (eds.) Cyberpunk and Visual Culture. Routledge: New York, pp. 235-252. ISBN 9781138062917

Edited Books

Miller, G. and Mcfarlane, A. (Eds.) (2017) A Practical Guide to the Resurrected: 21 Short Stories of Science Fiction and Medicine. Freight Books. ISBN 9781911332503

Callow, C. and Mcfarlane, A. (Eds.) (2016) Adam Roberts: Critical Essays. Series: Gylphi contemporary writers: critical essays. Gylphi. ISBN 9781780240428

This list was generated on Mon Aug 20 07:15:20 2018 BST.