Ms Dorothy McMillan

  • Honorary Research Fellow (English Literature)

telephone: 01413305549
email: Dorothy.McMillan@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests

  • Women's Writing, especially Scottish non-fiction 1700-1900
  • Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Poetry
  • Contemporary Fiction

Publications

A list of publications is available here.

Biography

Dorothy McMillan is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature and former Head of School of English and Scottish Language and Literature. She currently works mainly in the field of Scottish women's writing. She is interested in women writing in history, not necessarily separately from men, and doesn't believe that the last words have been said in this area. With Douglas Gifford she has edited the substantial and innovative A History of Scottish Women's Writing (EUP, 1997) which includes four chapters by her on travel and memoir writing of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and early twentieth century and contemporary poetry. Her anthology The Scotswoman at Home and Abroad: Non-fiction writing 1700-1900 (ASLS, 1999) includes some previously unpublished material by Joanna Baillie. Contributions to books on Scottish subjects include chapters on contemporary novels, in I. Bell, ed., Peripheral Visions (U of Wales P, 1995); Joanna Baillie in R. Cronin, ed. 1798: The Year of the Lyrical Ballads (Macmillan, 1998) and T. Crochunis, ed. Joanna Baillie (2004); Catherine Carswell in Carol Anderson, ed. Catherine Carswell (2001). She has also published various chapters and articles on other English and Scottish writers including Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Anne Radcliffe, Liz Lochhead, Kathleen Jamie, Alasdair Gray, James Kelman, etc. She is the editor of George Douglas Brown, The House with the Green Shutters (Penguin, 1985). Queen of Science (Canongate, 2001), an edition of Mary Somerville's Personal Recollections which contains previously unpublished material, and an anthology, Modern Scottish Women Poets (Canongate, 2003) were both well received.

She is past President of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies and  continues to be concerned with things Scottish but recent work has included an edition of Austen’s Emma, co-edited with Richard Cronin for Cambridge University Press (2005).

She has supervised doctoral theses on diverse subjects including the Victorian poet, Augusta Webster; the representation of women in interiors in 19th century fiction and visual art; anglophone African writing; the representation of single-women in 19th century fiction; self-construction in Willa Muir, Margaret Laurence and Janet Frame; travel writing in Africa; and versions of the Gothic.

Recent invited lectures include a lunchtime lecture in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery on Lady Margaret Sackville by Henry Lintott and the McNeillie lecture at the Wigtown Book Festival, 2006, on The House with the Green Shutters.

She is currently developing her existing work on Mary Somerville with a view to a biography.

 


Publications

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Number of items: 12.

2018

McMillan, D. (2018) Allusive spark: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and O. Douglas. Notes and Queries, 65(3), p. 431. (doi:10.1093/notesj/gjy081)

2010

McMillan, D. (2010) Iron Gates and Ha-has: visible and invisible barriers in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. Austentations: an Occasional Periodical of the Kent Branch of the Jane Austen Society, 10, pp. 3-18.

2008

Cronin, R. and McMillan, D.C. (2008) Emma stays at home. Sensibilities, 37, pp. 43-58.

McMillan, D. (2008) Susan Ferrier's marriage and Inveraray. ParaGraphs: The Neil Munro Society Journal, 23, pp. 3-9.

2005

Cronin, R. and McMillan, D.A. (2005) Emma, Harriet Martin, and parlour boarders. Notes and Queries, 52(1), pp. 19-22. (doi:10.1093/notesj/gji109)

McMillan, D.A. (2005) Gender and creativity in the fictions of Janice Galloway. In: Acheson, J. and Ross, S.C.E. (eds.) The Contemporary British Novel Since 1980. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, USA, pp. 154-164. ISBN 9781403974297

McMillan, D.A. and Cronin, R. (2005) Jane Austen, Emma. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521824378

2004

McMillan, D.A. (2004) Unromantic Caledon: representing Scotland in the family legend, metrical legends, and witchcraft. In: Crochunis, T.C. (ed.) Joanna Baillie, Romantic Dramatist. Routledge, pp. 69-86. ISBN 9780415299909

2003

McMillan, D.A. and Byrne, M. (Eds.) (2003) Modern Scottish Women Poets. Series: Canongate Classics. Canongate: Edinburgh. ISBN 184195294X

2002

Cronin, R. and McMillan, D.A. (2002) Harriet Smith's reading. Notes and Queries, 49(4), pp. 449-450. (doi:10.1093/nq/49.4.449)

2001

McMillan, D.A. (Ed.) (2001) Queen of Science: Personal Recollections of Mary Somerville. Series: Canongate classics. Canongate: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9781841951362

McMillan, D.A. (2001) Homilies and hairpins: lying awake. In: Anderson, C. (ed.) Opening the Doors: The Achievement of Catherine Carswell. Ramsay Head Press: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9781873921098

This list was generated on Fri May 24 22:51:02 2019 BST.
Number of items: 12.

Articles

McMillan, D. (2018) Allusive spark: The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and O. Douglas. Notes and Queries, 65(3), p. 431. (doi:10.1093/notesj/gjy081)

McMillan, D. (2010) Iron Gates and Ha-has: visible and invisible barriers in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. Austentations: an Occasional Periodical of the Kent Branch of the Jane Austen Society, 10, pp. 3-18.

Cronin, R. and McMillan, D.C. (2008) Emma stays at home. Sensibilities, 37, pp. 43-58.

McMillan, D. (2008) Susan Ferrier's marriage and Inveraray. ParaGraphs: The Neil Munro Society Journal, 23, pp. 3-9.

Cronin, R. and McMillan, D.A. (2005) Emma, Harriet Martin, and parlour boarders. Notes and Queries, 52(1), pp. 19-22. (doi:10.1093/notesj/gji109)

Cronin, R. and McMillan, D.A. (2002) Harriet Smith's reading. Notes and Queries, 49(4), pp. 449-450. (doi:10.1093/nq/49.4.449)

Books

McMillan, D.A. and Cronin, R. (2005) Jane Austen, Emma. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521824378

Book Sections

McMillan, D.A. (2005) Gender and creativity in the fictions of Janice Galloway. In: Acheson, J. and Ross, S.C.E. (eds.) The Contemporary British Novel Since 1980. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, USA, pp. 154-164. ISBN 9781403974297

McMillan, D.A. (2004) Unromantic Caledon: representing Scotland in the family legend, metrical legends, and witchcraft. In: Crochunis, T.C. (ed.) Joanna Baillie, Romantic Dramatist. Routledge, pp. 69-86. ISBN 9780415299909

McMillan, D.A. (2001) Homilies and hairpins: lying awake. In: Anderson, C. (ed.) Opening the Doors: The Achievement of Catherine Carswell. Ramsay Head Press: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9781873921098

Edited Books

McMillan, D.A. and Byrne, M. (Eds.) (2003) Modern Scottish Women Poets. Series: Canongate Classics. Canongate: Edinburgh. ISBN 184195294X

McMillan, D.A. (Ed.) (2001) Queen of Science: Personal Recollections of Mary Somerville. Series: Canongate classics. Canongate: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9781841951362

This list was generated on Fri May 24 22:51:02 2019 BST.