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Emily Alder

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Emily
Last name
Alder
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Emily Alder is Lecturer in English literature at Edinburgh Napier University, where she teaches literature, film, popular culture and ecocriticism from the nineteenth century to the present. She is an interdisciplinary researcher whose interests lie in literature and science and the environmental humanities. Spoken, written and visual narratives communicate, construct, and help us to understand individuals, materials, and practices in the social and physical world around us, and Emily’s research seeks to learn more about these relationships in the contexts of genre fiction, science, and environmental problems. Current projects include a monograph, Weird Fiction and Science at the Fin de Siècle, co-editing a Gothic Studies special issue on the topic of Nautical Gothic, and co-leading the Frankenstein At 200 project which commemorates the bicentenaries of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in 2016 and 2018. Outside work, Emily is a keen cyclist, hillwalker and ski mountaineer.

Areas of Interest
Languages and Literature
Institution/Company
Edinburgh Napier University
Key words
literature, science, environmental humanities, nineteenth century, gothic, weird tale

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