Projects per year
I joined the Faculty in 2001 as Leverhulme Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Scottish and Irish Literature. I have been a full-time lecturer in the School since 2004 and Senior Lecturer since 2012.
My general research interests are in twentieth-century Scottish literature, theories of the nation, literary criticism and cultural studies. My current research is on Scottish literary magazine culture from the 1960s to the 1990s. With Angela Bartie I co-edited The International Writers' Conference Revisited: Edinburgh, 1962 (Cargo Publishing, 2012), which was launched in August 2012 at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The research from this book inspired the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference 2012-2013. I have also published another co-edited book in this area (The Scottish Sixties: Reading, Rebellion, Revolution? (Amsterdam: Rodopi 2013).
I am course co-ordinator of the MLitt in Interdisciplinary English Studies. The aim of this course is to give students a postgraduate education in aspects of English studies, particularly aspects which draw on the interdisciplinary possibilities of English studies. I am convenor of the MLitt module on Contemporary Scottish Cultural Studies. Please contact me directly if you would like to know more about this degree.
I am currently course organiser for the Honours module in Sixties Britain: Literature, Culture, Counterculture. At third year level I am course convenor for three courses: Twentieth Century Literature, The Glasgow Novel and Detective Fiction.
My research broadly focusses on twentieth century Scottish literature. I am author of Questioning Scotland: Literature, Nationalism, Postmodernism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and co-editor of The Scottish Sixties:Reading, Rebellion, Revolution? (Rodopi, 2013), The International Writers' Conference Revisited: Edinburgh, 1962 (Cargo, 2012) and Scotland in Theory: Reflections on Literature and Culture (Rodopi, 2004).
I am currently working on Scottish literary magazine culture from 1960-1990. During 2018-2019 this work was supported by a Royal Society of Edinburgh small grant ('Little Magazine Culture in Scotland, 1960-1990').
Please contact me directly if you would like to discuss postgraduate studies in contemporary Scottish literature at Strathclyde.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Dundee
Master of Arts, University of Wales
Master of Arts, University of Dundee
External Examiner , Univ Aberdeen1 Sep 2018 → …
External Examiner, National University of Ireland1 Jun 2017 → …
- scottish literature
- twentieth century
- national identity
- detective fiction
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Rejecting the knitted claymore: the challenge to cultural nationalism in Scottish literary magazines of the 1960s and 1970sBell, E., 1 Dec 2018, British Literature in Transition, 1960–1980: Flower Power. McLoughlin, K. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 263-274 12 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Supervisor: Bell, E. (Supervisor) & Hope, J. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis
Activities per year
'From Modernism to the Counterculture: reappraising the literary significance of the Edinburgh International Writers’ Conference, 1962Eleanor Bell (Speaker)
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk