Sarah Dunnigan

Senior Lecturer

Background

After graduating in English and Scottish Literature from the University of Glasgow, Sarah completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh where she went on to hold a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship for three years. She was appointed to a lectureship at Edinburgh in 2002. Her main teaching and research interests lie in medieval and Renaissance literature, especially Scottish; in fairy tales and ballads; children's literature; neomedievalism; and in the history of Scottish women's writing, and she has published in all these areas.

Qualifications

MA (Glasgow); PhD (Edinburgh)

Responsibilities & affiliations

Co-founder, SELCIE (Scotland's Early Literature for Children Initiative); Association for Scottish Literary Studies Council Member; Co-General Editor of SCROLL Scottish Cultural Review of Literature and Language) (Brill); Edinburgh University Press Committee member; former general co-editor of Scottish Literary Review

 

Undergraduate teaching

  • Fairy Tales
  • Falling in Love in the Middle Ages
  • Feminising the Word: Women and Literature c1100-c1500
  • Haunted Fictions: Scotland and the Supernatural
  • The Field Full of Folk

Postgraduate teaching

Fairy Tales (MSc option)

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?

Yes

Areas of interest for supervision

Past and present doctoral supervisions include medieval women's writing; fantasy, fairy and folktales from the medieval to the nineteenth century periods; children's literature; medieval and Renaissance Scottish literature; and I would be happy to hear from interested applicants in all these and related fields.

Current PhD students supervised

As 1st supervisor:

Lucy Hinnie (the querelle des femmes and the representation of women in the Bannatyne manuscript);

Anna McKay (representations of women weaving and St Veronica in medieval British literature)

Past PhD students supervised

As first supervisor:

Sara Hines (on Andrew Lang's fairy books);

Yuki Yoshino (fairies in c18th and c19th Scottish literature);

Phoebe Linton (female space and marginality in Le Morte Darthur)

Project activity

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