Affiliation: Edinburgh Napier University
Period: 18th Century Gothic, 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Eco-Gothic, Technology, Medicine and Science
Genres and Media: Fiction, Film and TV, Children and YA
Regions and Cultures: Arctic Gothic, Scottish Gothic
Creatures: Animals, Ghosts, Monsters
Dr Emily Alder is Associate Professor in Literature and Culture at Edinburgh Napier University. She researches literature and science, environmental humanities, Gothic, and Weird fiction, particularly in the literature and culture of the long nineteenth century.
Her contributions to the field of Nautical Gothic include ‘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 Programme Leader for BA (Hons) English in the School of Arts & Creative Industries. She is a member of the Centre for Arts, Media, & Culture and the Centre for Conservation & Restoration Science.