Transnational Narratives, Literatures and Cultures

We conduct research within and across Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanic and Latin American literary, film and cultural studies, in a wide range of national and international settings and configurations. Exploration and interrogation of the idea of hospitality (and resistance to that idea) underpins much of the work of this theme, which fits into the exciting and innovative agenda set by the transnationalising modern languages research agenda and is typified by interdisciplinary, intercultural, multilingual and cross-genre approaches.

We examine Scottish literature and culture from the Romantic period to the present with particular emphasis on the history and politics of Scottish identity as these are expressed domestically and through mechanisms of transnational and transatlantic exchange. A similarly non-metropolitan and multi-generic approach to Francophone and Hispanic literatures and cultures is present in this theme through expertise, for example, in North African and Mediterranean writing and culture. Film and visual culture are a key point of intersection between Francophone and Hispanic research, with an emphasis again on geographical range and diversity of critical approach. Furthermore, the expansive contexts of Gothic and Critical Religion as critical/aesthetic categories make for extensive transnational, multimedia and cross-disciplinary research.

Members of staff linked to this theme conduct research and engage in knowledge exchange and external engagement opportunities through the Faculty-wide International Centre for Gothic Studies, the University-wide Stirling Scottish Studies Network, the Postcolonial Studies group, Crossing Cultures and the Modern Research group.

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The Renaissance Extended Mind

Anderson M (2015) The Renaissance Extended Mind. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Contemporary Spanish Gothic

Davies A (2016) Contemporary Spanish Gothic. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-contemporary-spanish-gothic.html

Shoe Reels: The History and Philosophy of Footwear in Film

Elizabeth E, ed., (2020) Shoe Reels: The History and Philosophy of Footwear in Film, 1st ed. Film and Fashions. UK: Edinburgh University Press. https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-shoe-reels.html

The Gothic and the Carnivalesque in American Culture

Jones T (2015) The Gothic and the Carnivalesque in American Culture. Gothic Literary Studies. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. http://www.uwp.co.uk/editions/9781783161928

The Literary Politics of Scottish Devolution: Voice, Class, Nation

Hames S (2019) The Literary Politics of Scottish Devolution: Voice, Class, Nation. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-the-literary-politics-of-scottish-devolution.html

The Fin-de-Siècle Scottish Revival: Romance, Decadence and Celtic Identity

Shaw M (2019) The Fin-de-Siècle Scottish Revival: Romance, Decadence and Celtic Identity. Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Room to Manoeuvre: Moving Beyond the Grotesque in Tierno Monénembo's Convivial Space

Grayson H (2020) Room to Manoeuvre: Moving Beyond the Grotesque in Tierno Monénembo's Convivial Space. Irish Journal of French Studies, 20 (1), pp. 98-123.

Becoming

Hass AW (2014) Becoming. In: Peterson D & Zbaraschuk G (eds.) Resurrecting the Death of God: The Origins, Influence, and Return of Radical Theology. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, pp. 155-172. http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5849-resurrecting-the-death-of-god.aspx