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Dr Carole Jones

Career History:
Dr Jones held a postgraduate studentship in Irish-Scottish Studies from 2000-2003. She was awarded the PhD degree for a thesis entitled 'Displaced masculinity: Men, women and gender disorientation in contemporary Scottish fiction' in 2004. She is author of several articles and chapters, including 'Burying the man that was: Janice Galloway and gender disorientation’ in The Edinburgh companion to contemporary Scottish literature, edited by Berthold Schoene (2007). She also co-edited a collection of essays from the Cross-currents conferences 2004 and 2005: Beyond the anchoring grounds: More cross-currents in Irish and Scottish studies (Cló Ollscoil na Banríona, 2005), with Shane Alcobia-Murphy, Johanna Archbold and John Gibney. Her book Disappearing men: Gender disorientation in recent Scottish fiction will be published by Rodopi in 2008.

Carole Jones was Broad Curriculum Teaching Fellow from 2003 to 2006 in the School of English where she continues to teach options in Scottish literature and contributes to the teaching of core courses.


  • Forthcoming: Disappearing Men: Gender disorientation in recent Scottish fiction (Rodopi, 2008).

Book Chapters

  • Forthcoming: co-author with Lynette Goddard, ‘Moj of the Antarctic: An African odyssey’, in Theatre and slavery, ed. Michael Walling (2008).
  • ‘Burying the man that was: Janice Galloway’s gender disorientation’ in Edinburgh companion to contemporary Scottish literature, ed. Berthold Schoene (Edinburgh, 2007).


  • Forthcoming, commissioned: ‘“Acting the part of an illiterate savage”: James Kelman and the question of postcolonial masculinity’, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, special issue on postcolonial masculinities (2009).
  •  ‘White men on their backs – from objection to abjection: The representation of the white male as victim in William McIlvanney’s Docherty and Irvine Welsh’s Marabou stork nightmares’, International Journal of Scottish Literature (Autumn 2006).
  • ‘“An imaginary black family”: Jazz, diaspora and the construction of Scottish blackness in Jackie Kay’s Trumpet’, Symbiosis VIII.2 (Autumn 2004), 191-202.
  • ‘The “becoming woman”: Femininity and the rave generation in Alan Warner’s Morvern callar’, in Scottish Studies Review V.2 (Autumn 2004), 56-68.
Contact: CISS Last updated: Mar 06 2008.