Arianna Introna

Arianna Introna  Details

  Division: English Studies

  Email: arianna.introna@stir.ac.uk

  Telephone: 07527210803

 

Title of research topic

Autonomist Narratives of Disability in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Scottish Writing.

Background

MLitt in Modern Scottish Writing, University of Stirling

-MLitt Dissertation Title: Imperial Nomospheres: Violet Jacob’s Analytics of Power

Research Interests

My research interests lie at the intersection between Scottish cultural and literary studies, disability studies and Marxist autonomist theory. My project explores autonomist narratives of disability in Scottish writing, and how these relate to the politics of belonging at work in Scottish cultural and literary studies, culture and politics. My research considers a broad period of time, from the start of the twentieth-century to the present day, in order to get a sense of the changing articulation between narratives of disability and class, and of its relationship with contemporaneous nationalist discourses and contexts. In order to do this, my project proposes both a ‘post-indyref’ perspective and a disability studies perspective informed by autonomist Marxism on Scottish literature.  It includes for consideration neglected writers, arguing that an autonomist disability perspective has the potential to valorise important aspects of their work which cannot be grasped within more mainstream frameworks of analysis.

Funding for Study

Arts and Humanities Research Council 

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