Emily Alder
Emily Alder

Dr Emily Alder FHEA

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Emily Alder researches literature and science, environmental humanities, Gothic, and Weird fiction, particularly in the literature and culture of the long nineteenth century, and is noted for her contributions to the field of Nautical Gothic through publications such as ‘Through Oceans Darkly: Sea Literature and the Nautical Gothic’ (2017). She is the author of Weird Fiction and Science at the Fin de Siècle, a monograph published in 2020 with Palgrave Macmillan, and numerous articles and chapters about animals, the sea, and environmentalism in Weird, Gothic, and science fiction.

Emily is co-convenor of the Haunted Shores Research Network and project leader for Scottish Shores: Gothic Coastal Environments. She is Membership Secretary of the British Society for Literature & Science, and General Editor of Gothic Studies, the journal of the International Gothic Association.

At Edinburgh Napier University, Emily is a member of the Centre for Arts, Media, & Culture and the Centre for Conservation & Restoration Science.

With an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Newcastle University and a PhD from Edinburgh Napier, Emily is Lecturer in English Literature and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) English in the School of Arts & Creative Industries. Emily teaches undergraduate modules on nineteenth-century literature, environmental literature and film, and the Gothic.

Events

Esteem

Conference Organising Activity

  • Haunted Shores Symposium organisation
  • Nature and the Long Nineteenth Century postgraduate conference organisation
  • Cities and Crime in the Long Nineteenth Century
  • Robert Louis Stevenson in the 21st century

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editor in chief, Gothic Studies, the journal of the International Gothic Association
  • Assistant Editor for Gothic Studies, the journal of the International Gothic Association

 

Invited Speaker

  • Frankenstein’s daughters: girl scientists in children’s literature

 

Media Activity

  • Interview for BBC Natural Histories

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Panel member on Let’s Talk Frankly, Edinburgh International Science Festival. Summerhall, Edinburgh, 9 April 2018.
  • Article for The Conversation

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • External Examiner, PhD, University of Lancaster

 

Reviewing

  • Peer reviewing for Broadview Press, Liverpool University Press, and Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction.

 

Date


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Genetic imperialism and reverse vampirism in Stephen Donaldson's Gap series.

Presentation / Conference
Alder, E. (2009, July)
Genetic imperialism and reverse vampirism in Stephen Donaldson's Gap series. Paper presented at Monstrous Media/ Spectral Subjects, University of Lancaster

William Hope Hodgson's borderlands: monstrosity, other worlds, and the future at the fin de siècle

Thesis
Alder, E. William Hope Hodgson's borderlands: monstrosity, other worlds, and the future at the fin de siècle. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/3597
William Hope Hodgson has generally been understood as the author of several atmospheric sea-horror stories and two powerful but flawed horror science fiction novels. There has...

‘Buildings of the New Age: dwellings and the natural environment in the futuristic fiction of H. G. Wells and William Hope Hodgson.

Book
Alder, E. (2008)
‘Buildings of the New Age: dwellings and the natural environment in the futuristic fiction of H. G. Wells and William Hope Hodgson. In S. McLean (Ed.), H. G. Wells: Interdisciplinary EssaysCambridge Scholars Press

Psychic touches and the psychic detective: physical manifetations of the supernatural in Algernon Blackwood and William Hope Hodgson.

Presentation / Conference
Alder, E. (2008, September)
Psychic touches and the psychic detective: physical manifetations of the supernatural in Algernon Blackwood and William Hope Hodgson. Paper presented at Ninth Annual Conference of the British Association for Victorian Studies, University of Leicester

An exploration of the management of menopausal symptoms for women with a diagnosis of breast cancer: lay and professional experiences and expectations.

Journal Article
Alder, E., Cruickshank, S., & Hume, A. (2008)
An exploration of the management of menopausal symptoms for women with a diagnosis of breast cancer: lay and professional experiences and expectations. Breast Cancer Research, 10(S2), 82. https://doi.org/10.1186/bcr1966
Many breast cancer survivors are menopausal either at diagnosis or as a result of a premature therapy-induced menopause, complaining frequently of climacteric symptoms [1]. Th...

Passing the barrier of life: spiritualism, psychical research, and boundaries in William Hope Hodgson's The Night Land.

Book
Alder, E. (2005)
Passing the barrier of life: spiritualism, psychical research, and boundaries in William Hope Hodgson's The Night Land. In J. Ramone, & G. Twitchen (Eds.), Boundaries, 120-139. Cambridge Scholars Publishing

The future was eternal night: evolution entropy and the death of the sun in Camille Flammarion's Omega and William Hope Hodgson's The Night Land.

Conference Proceeding
Alder, E. (2010)
The future was eternal night: evolution entropy and the death of the sun in Camille Flammarion's Omega and William Hope Hodgson's The Night Land

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