Room 13.15, David Hume Tower
Linda is from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada and completed her B.A. in English at Canadian University College (2003). After her M.A. in English at University of Toronto (2004), Linda discovered her love of teaching and this led her to begin her PhD studies in Edinburgh (2006). Linda has enjoyed participating in the Department and has served as a PhD Representative (2008-2009) and as TA Representative (2009-2010). For inspiration, Linda listens to and plays music as often as possible.
Linda’s thesis explores the position of memory as a narrative device in twentieth-century and contemporary Scottish fiction. She is also intrigued in the ways Scottish history and culture is transferred through diasporic literatures. Her research uses theories of psychoanalysis and spatiality to investigate the work of authors such as George Mackay Brown, Elspeth Barker, and Alice Thompson.
In addition to her current study, Linda is generally interested in aestheticism, collection, and trauma studies and contemporary Canadian and British literature.
This article was published on Sep 12, 2011