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Dr. Graeme Macdonald


MA [Jt Hons] (Aberdeen); PhD (Glasgow) PGCHE (Warwick)

Research interests

Main research interests lie in the relationship between Literature and the Social Sciences, from 19th Century to the present; Globalisation and World Literature; Resource Culture and Petrofiction; Modern and Contemporary Scottish and British Devolutionary Culture; World Naturalist fiction and theory; Literary and Cultural Theory; Science Fiction and Ecocriticism. I am editor of Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature (EUP 2011) and Post Theory: New Directions in Criticism (EUP, 1999). Currently preparing a monograph, Shifting Territory: Scottish and World Literature Since 1968 and, in the longer term a study of Oil and World Fiction. I am a member of the Wrecc (Warwick Reading and Research Collective), working on a collective project on Peripheral Modernism and World Literature.

Selected publications


Co-ed., Post Theory: New Directions in Criticism (EUP, 1999),

Co-ed., Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Contexts and Critical Perspectives (EUP 2011)

Selected recent articles, essays, chapters:

"The Resources of Culture", Reviews in Cultural Theory  4:2, August 2013, 1-24.

"Oil and World Literature", American Book Review, March/April 2012, Vol. 33, No. 3

"The Kilted Dragon: Contemporary Scottish Fiction and the New Imperialism", in Within and Without Empire (Cambridge Scholars 2013) 150-167

"Scottish Extractions: 'Race' and Racism in Devolutionary Fiction", Orbis Litterarum, Vol. 65: 2, (2010), 79-107

"Green Links: Ecosocialism and Contemporary Scottish Writing", in Ecology and the Literature of the British Left (2012)

"Postcolonialism and Scottish Studies", New Formations: After Iraq, 59 Autumn (2006)

Teaching and supervision

Convenor: The European Novel

Convenor: Devolutionary British Fiction

MA: Resource Fictions: Oil and World Literature

Convenor: The Global Novel


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