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Dr Richard Niland

Lecturer

English

Personal statement

My research and reading is mostly in nineteenth and twentieth century literature and history. My first book, Conrad and History (OUP, 2010), explores European and Latin American literary contexts for Joseph Conrad's writing. I have recently published work on the Marx Brothers, R. B. Cunninghame Graham, and Joseph Roth.

In addition to, and emerging from, ongoing work on Conrad, I am currently engaged in an exploration of the culture and idea of Argentina and Paraguay in English literature between 1850 and 1950. Beyond specific research projects, I am interested in French and Latin American language and literature, the writings of Herman Melville, travel, and the various intersections of literature and history.

Publications

Death by water : the rise and fall of Los Saltos del Guairá
Niland Richard
Environmental History Vol 23, pp. 1-26, (2017)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/envhis/emx090
Nineteenth-century Argentine literature and the writings of R.B. Cunninghame Graham
Niland Richard
Empires and RevolutionsEmpires and Revolutions, (2017)
Modernity, horses, and history in Joseph Roth's Radetzkymarsch
Niland Richard, Murgatroyd Nicholas
Literature and History Vol 25, pp. 150-166, (2016)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0306197316667263
Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham
Niland Richard
Scribners British WritersScribners British Writers, (2016)
Norton Critical Edition: Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent
Niland Richard
(2016)
Introduction [Victory, The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad]
Niland Richard
VictoryVictory, (2016)

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Teaching

I teach the following undergraduate courses: QQ402 Atrocity and Modernism; QQ413 The American West in Fiction and Film; QQ732 The Superfluous Man in 19th Century Literature; QQ631 Adaptations: Literature and Cinema; and QQ608 Twentieth Century Literature. I am also director of the MLitt in Literature, Culture and Place, on which I teach module QQ956 Travelin’ Blues: Literature, Politics and Displacement.

Professional activities

Latin American Literary Studies Association
Speaker
17/11/2016
Association for Scottish Literary Studies 2015
Speaker
3/7/2015
Annual Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society UK
Speaker
2/7/2015
Higher Education Academy (External organisation)
Member
26/5/2015
Society for Latin American Studies Annual Conference
Speaker
17/4/2015
Conradiana (Journal)
Peer reviewer
1/4/2015

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Projects

The Culture and Politics of Paraguay in the Writings of R.B. Cunninghame Graham.
Niland, Richard (Principal Investigator)
Period 01-Dec-2015 - 30-Nov-2016

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