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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
Award Date: 1 Jan 2001
Master of Arts, University of Wales
Award Date: 1 Jan 1997
Master of Arts, University of Dundee
Award Date: 1 Jan 1995
External Examiner , Univ Aberdeen1 Sep 2018 → …
External Examiner, National University of Ireland1 Jun 2017 → …
- scottish literature
- twentieth century
- national identity
- detective fiction
Bell, E., 26 May 2020, In: Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction. 61, 3, p. 341-353 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
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) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile9 Downloads (Pure)
'From Modernism to the Counterculture: reappraising the literary significance of the Edinburgh International Writers’ Conference, 1962
Eleanor Bell (Speaker)23 May 2019
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk