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 literature in the context of the 1960s. The International Writers' Conference Revisited: Edinburgh, 1962 (Cargo Publishing, 2012), which I co-edited with Angela Bartie, was launched in August 2012 at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The research from this book inspired the Edinburgh World Writers’ Conference 2012-2013. You can read more about our 1962 project here. I have recently published another co-edited book in this area (The Scottish Sixties: Reading, Rebellion, Revolution? (Amsterdam: Rodopi 2013).
I was Co-editor of the International Journal of Scottish Literature from 2006-2010.
At second year level I teach 'The Construction of Scotland: Text and Context'. This is an interdisciplinary elective course, open to students from across the University (co-taught with Dr David Goldie). At third year level I offer courses on The Glasgow Novel and Detective Fiction. I also teach a Masters level course ('Contemporary Scottish Cultural Studies') as part of the MLitt in Literature, Culture and Place.
My research focusses broadly on Scottish literature throughout the twentieth century. Please contact me directly if you would like to discuss postgraduate studies in this area at Strathclyde.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Dundee
Master of Arts, University of Wales
Master of Arts, University of Dundee
- scottish literature
- twentieth century
- national identity
- detective fiction
Research Output per year
Rejecting the Knitted Claymore: the challenge to cultural nationalism in Scottish literary magazines of the 1960s and 1970sBell, E., 18 Apr 2017, (Accepted/In press) Flower/Power: Literature in Transition, 1960-1980. McLoughlin, K. (ed.). Cambridge
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Activities per year
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk