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Dr Eleanor Bell

Senior Lecturer

English

Personal statement

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 am a member of the The Association for Scottish Literary Studies and a member of the ARHC Peer Review College.

I was Co-editor of the International Journal of Scottish Literature from 2006-2010.

Publications

Rejecting the Knitted Claymore : the challenge to cultural nationalism in Scottish literary magazines of the 1960s and 1970s
Bell Eleanor
Flower/PowerFlower/Power, (2017)
Into the centre of things : poetic travel narratives in the work of Kathleen Jamie and Nan Shepherd
Bell Eleanor
Kathleen JamieKathleen Jamie, (2014)
Introduction
Bell Eleanor
The Scottish SixtiesThe Scottish Sixties, (2013)
Writing nation? : experimentation and the 1960's
Bell Eleanor
The Edinburgh companion to scottish women's writingEdinburgh Companions to Scottish Literature, (2012)
Bella caledonia : woman, nation, text
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English Studies Vol 93, pp. 249-250, (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0013838X.2011.620280
Experimenting with the verbivocovisual Edwin Morgan's early concrete poetry
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Scottish Literary Review Vol 4, pp. 105-121, (2012)

more publications

Teaching

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.

Research interests

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.

Professional activities

Small Magazine Culture in the Scottish Sixties
Speaker
31/3/2017
Narrating Scottish Devolution: Literature, Politics and the Culturalist Paradigm
Speaker
22/8/2014
Twentieth Century Literature (Journal)
Peer reviewer
2014
Studies in Scottish literature (Journal)
Peer reviewer
2014
'Narrating Scottish Devolution' British Academy Research Workshop
Contributor
2014
CARNEGIE TRUST FOR THE (External organisation)
Member
2014

more professional activities

Projects

Little Magazine Culture in Scotland, 1960-1990
Bell, Eleanor (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Feb-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
Competition Doctoral 2010 Grant | Murphy, Roseannah
Bell, Eleanor (Principal Investigator) Edwards, Sarah (Co-investigator) Murphy, Roseannah (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2010 - 01-Nov-2016
Competition Doctoral 2010 Grant
Bell, Eleanor (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2010 - 31-Oct-2016
2007-2008 Member of University of Strathclyde Research Leaders of Tomorrow Programme
Bell, Eleanor (Academic)
2007-2008 Member of University of Strathclyde Research Leaders of Tomorrow Programme
Period 01-Sep-2007 - 01-Sep-2008
Strathclyde Programme in Research and Leadership: Masterclass in Supervising Research.
Bell, Eleanor (Academic)
Strathclyde Programme in Research and Leadership: Masterclass in Supervising Research.
Period 17-Feb-2014
Quality Conversations in the ADR course
Bell, Eleanor (Academic)
Quality Conversations in the ADR course
Period 15-May-2014

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