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Prof Glenda Norquay

Prof Glenda Norquay

Telephone: 0151 231 5013

Biography

My research is focused on Scottish writing, with interests in women's fiction, the nineteenth-century and contemporary novel and the works of Robert Louis Stevenson, both fiction and criticism. I am currently editing his last novel, *St Ives* and am also situating his work in the context of late nineteenth-century transatlantic publishing. I have also published on British women's suffrage fiction.

I am interested in supervising PhDs on Scottish fiction, feminism and women's writing, suffrage fiction and Stevenson.

Degrees

1985, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, PHD
1980, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, MA Hons (First Class) English Language and Literature

Publications

Highlighted publications

Norquay G. 2012. Robert Louis Stevenson and Stanley J. Weyman: Reviving romancers or aging adventurers? English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, 55 :176-194 >DOI

Books

Norquay G. 2019. Robert Louis Stevenson and Literary Networks: prosthetic identities and transatlantic publishing Anthem Press

Norquay G. 2012. The Edinburgh companion to Scottish women's writing :1-206 9780748664801

Norquay G. 2012. Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Women's Writing 9780748644315

Cockin K, Norquay G, Robins E, Colmore G, Mollwo A, Zangwill EA. 2007. Women's Suffrage Literature: The home-breakers 9780415357494

Norquay G. 2007. Robert Louis Stevenson and theories of reading Manchester Univ Pr 9780719073861

Moon L, Norquay G. 2002. The collected works of Lorna Moon Black & White Pub Ltd

Norquay G, Smyth G. 2002. Across the margins Manchester Univ Pr 9780719057496

Stevenson RL, Norquay G. 1999. R.L. Stevenson on fiction Edinburgh Univ Pr 9780748607778

Norquay G. 1995. Voices and votes Manchester Univ Pr 9780719039768

Scholarly Editions

Norquay G. 2019. Robert Louis Stevenson, St Ives

Chapters

Norquay G. 2018. Temporal deconstructions: narrating the ruins of time Jones, C, Dunnigan S. Contemporary Scottish Women's Fiction Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh

Norquay G. 2017. Robin Jenkins: Perspectives on the Postcolonial Gifford D, Bicket L. The Fiction of Robin Jenkins: Some Kind of Grace Brill. Amsterdam 9789004337046

Norquay G. 2016. Kate Atkinson: Plotting to Be Read Twenty-first Century British Fiction Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh

Norquay G. 2016. 'Geographies of the Self: Scottish Women's Writing' The Palgrave History of British Women's Writing 1880-1920 . London

Norquay G. 2015. Henry James and Robert Louis Stevenson Henry James Critical Insights :141-154 Grey House Publishing. Mass

Norquay G. 2015. Lewis Grassic Gibbon and Women The International Companion to Lewis Grassic Gibbon :76-88 Scottish Literature International. Glasgow 9781908980137

Norquay G. 2013. Representations and the representative: Twentieth-century Explorations of Gender from North-east Scotland Szymanska I. Facets of Scottish Identity :133-142 W.N. Semper. Warsaw 9788375072358

Norquay G. 2012. American Literary Contexts Approaches to Teaching the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson :41-4 Modern Language Association of America 978-1603291224

Norquay G. 2012. Genre Fiction The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Women's Writing :130-139 Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh

Norquay G. 2012. Introduction: The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Women's Writing :1-10 Edinburgh University Press

Norquay G. 2006. 'Partial to Intensity: the novels of A.L. Kennedy' The Contemporary British Novel Since 1980 :142-153 Palgrave Macmillan 9781403974297

Norquay G. 2006. Trading texts: Negotiations of the professional and the popular in the case of Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson: Writer of Boundaries :60-69

Norquay G. 2001. 'Flourishing Through oppression: The Camomile Anderson C. Opening the Doors: the Achievement of Catherine Carswell :124-136 Ramsay Head Press. Edinburgh

Norquay G. 2000. Fraudulent Mooching: the Fiction of Janice Galloway' Anderson C, Christianson A . Contemporary Scottish Women Writers :131-143 Tuckwell press. Easr Lothian 9780748609796

Norquay G. 1999. Welcome, Oh! Mine Own Rugged Scotland: Gender and Landscape in Scottish Fiction Romanticism in wild places :176-199 Quariga Press. Edinbrugh

Norquay G. 1997. Catherine Carswell's 'Open the Door!' Gifford D, McMillan D. A history of Scottish women's writing :388-399 Edinburgh Univ Pr

Norquay G. 1993. Disruptions: the later fiction of Robin Jenkins wallace G, Stevenson R. The Scottish novel since the seventies new visions, old dreams :11-25 Edinburgh Univ Pr. Edinburgh

Norquay G. Genre Fiction The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Women's Writing :130-140 Edinburgh University Press

Journal Articles

Norquay G. 2012. Robert Louis Stevenson and Stanley J. Weyman: Reviving romancers or aging adventurers? English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, 55 :176-194 >DOI

Norquay G. 2012. Untying the Knot: Gender and Scottish Writing Ahrens R. Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies, 23 :107-118

Norquay G. 2011. 'Transitory thresholds': Geographic imaginings of adolescence in women's fiction from north-east Scotland Scottish Literary Review, 3 :81-99

Norquay G. 2010. 'Squandering Names': place, nomenclature and cultural identity The Journal of Stevenson Studies, 7 :107-129

Norquay G. 2008. Gender in Scottish History since 1700 SCOTTISH STUDIES REVIEW, 9 :182-184 >Link

Norquay G. 2006. Mediating Women's Suffrage Literature Women Studies International Forum, 29 :301-306

Norquay G. 2004. 'Finding a Place: the Voice of Lorna Moon' Etudes Ecossaises, 9 :91-103

Norquay G. 2004. 'Ghost Writing: Stevenson and Dumas' Journal of Stevenson Studies, 1 :60-75

Norquay G, smyth G. 2003. 'Waking Up in a Different Place' Irish Review, :28-45

NORQUAY G. 1984. VOICES IN TIME - A 'SCOTS QUAIR' + NARRATIVE VOICE OF GIBBON,LEWIS,GRASSIC SCOTTISH LITERARY JOURNAL, 11 :57-68 >Link

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Norquay G, Park SS. 2006. Mediating women's suffrage literature WOMENS STUDIES INTERNATIONAL FORUM, Workshop on Multi-Mediating Womens Voices, 1870-1930 29 :301-306 >DOI >Link

Norquay G. 2000. Wantin' bodies: Female sexuality and the grotesque in the fiction of Lorna Moon and Jessie Kesson Hagemann S. TERRANGLIAN TERRITORIES, 7th International Conference on the Literature of Region and Nation :349-359 >Link

Norquay G. Mothers and Daughterlands in Contemporary Scottish Women’s Literature Hedon M-O. Ces femmes qui font l'écosse, Ces femmes qui font l'écosse

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: The Huntington Library Mayers Fellowship, Awarding body: The Huntington Library

Award title: Friends of Princeton Library Grant: Transatlatic Literary Relations $2500, Awarding body: Friends of Princeton Library Grant

Award title: British Academy Travel Grant: R. L. Stevenson 'St Ives', Awarding body: The British Academy

Conference organisation:

Conference name: Stevenson and Beyond, Position: Organising Cmmittee

Conference name: Covenanters Symposium Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Position: Co-Organiser with Prof D. MacKinnon University of Queensland, URL: https://www.iash.ed.ac.uk/event/covenanters-symposium

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: Writing Scottish Literary Histories’,, Conference title: ESSE Conference,, Place/location of conference: Turn, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Literary Intersections: the Strange Case of St Ives’, Conference title: Mediamorphosis: print culture and transatlantic public sphere(s), International Symposium,, Place/location of conference: University of Delaware, September., Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: ‘Representing the representative: fiction from north-east Scotland’,, Conference title: Scotland In Europe, Place/location of conference: University of Warsaw, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Mapping the Spaces of Adventure in the Serialized Fiction of R.L. Stevenson and Arthur Quiller-Couch’,, Conference title: Research Society for Victorian Periodicals International Conference,, Place/location of conference: University of Delaware, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The negative as political trope in Scottish women’s poetry, Conference title: ESSE, Place/location of conference: Galway, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: His legend still tingles in my ears’: Stevenson and Scott’,, Conference title: Reworking Sir Walter’, Place/location of conference: University of Dundee, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Whistling boys, Quivering Needles and Woodland Creatures: literary prosthetics and the business of going beyond’,, Conference title: Stevenson and Beyond: Stevenson International Conference, Place/location of conference: Edinburgh, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Editorial boards:

Publication: SCROLL, Position: Advisory Board

Publication: Journal of Stevenson Studies, Position: Advisory Board

Publication: Scottish Literary Review, Position: Advisory Board

External committees:

Committee name: Association of Scottish Literary Studies Council, Organisation: ASLS, Position: Council member

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: University of Edinburgh, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: “I believe in love”: A. L. Kennedy & The Quest for Happy Ever After

Name of University: University of Central Lancashire, Award student examined for: MA by Research, Thesis title: The Issue of Salvation in George Eliot

Name of University: University of Edinburgh, Award student examined for: MScR, Thesis title: Secret Societies in Collins, Conan Doyle and Stevenson

Name of University: University of Westminster, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: ‘Queering Scotland: the post-devolutionary moment in Scottish fiction

Name of University: University of Glasgow, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Voices from the 'Cauld East Countra' : representations of self in the poetry of Violet Jacob and Marion Angus

Name of University: KIng's College London, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Hell's dexterities : the violent art of Robert Louis Stevenson

Name of University: Strathclyde, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: A Scotswoman in her text : Margaret Oliphant's literary negotiations with national identity

Name of University: University of Queensland, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: deformities and Disguies in the Anxious Fiction of Robert Louis Stevenson

Name of University: University of Glasgow, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Spectral ambiguities : the tradition of psychosomatic supernaturalism in Scottish fiction

Name of University: University of Glasgow, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: The image of the nation as a woman in twentieth century Scottish literature : Hugh MacDiarmid, Naomi Mitchison, Alasdair Gray

Name of University: University of Edinburgh, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Beyond skin : the exposed body and modern Scottish fiction

Name of University: University of Edinburgh, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Transcendental kinship in the work of George Friel and Alasdair Gray

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities: Visiting Research Fellow, Organisation: University of Edinburgh

Fellowship title: The Huntington Library Mayers Fellowship, Organisation: The Huntington Library, CA

Fellowship title: Institute for Advamced Studies in the Humanities Fellowship, Organisation: University of Edinburgh

Other invited event:

Title of event: Contemporary Women’s Writing Symposium, Location: University of Edinburgh, Description: Symposium: 'Narrating the Ruins of Time'" Kate Atkinson and Ali Smith

Title of event: AHRC Scottish Graduate Workshop: Editing, Location: University of Edinburgh, Description: Workshop on Textual Editing

Title of event: Gender and Geography: Annie S. Swan, Location: University of Edinburgh, Description: University of Edinburgh English Literature Research Seminar Series

Title of event: Scottish Women's Poetry: From Renaissance to Referendum Scottish Poetry Library, Location: Scottish Poetry Library, Description: Talk Glenda Norquay & Liz Lochead

Title of event: Contemporary Scottish Women's Poetry, Location: Scottish Poetry Library Edinburgh, Description: 'Negative Energies': Scottish Women's Poetry

Title of event: Keynote Lecture : Space and Place in Scottish Literature Scottish Studies Conference, University of Gdansk, Location: Gdansk, Description: Keynote Lecture: Geography, Gender, Literature and History

Title of event: Keynote Lecture: ConferenceLes Femmes Qui Font L'Ecosse, Location: Aix-en-Provence, Description: Daughterlands' in Contemporary Scottish Women's Wrting

Research Grants Awarded:

AHRB, Robert Louis Stevenson and Theories of Reading, Grant value (£): 15,000, Duration of research project: Jan- JUne 2004

British Academy Small Grants, Edition of Robert Louis Stevenson, St. Ives, Grant value (£): £7155, Duration of research project: 1 year