I am a Lecturer in English and Film at Edinburgh Napier University, and Programme Leader for the BA (HONS) English and Film. My research interests fall generally into literary modernism, film studies, critical theory, women’s writing, scholarly editing, and the Digital Humanities.
I was awarded a PhD from the University of Victoria in 2014. My doctoral thesis examined representations of women’s everyday lives in modernist British fiction, specifically the works of Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Richardson, and Katherine Mansfield. It argued that, through disruptive aesthetic techniques, these authors’ works reveal ideological continuities at the level of everyday life and complicate discourses of feminist progress and feminine modernism. I am currently at work on a monograph emerging from that research, to be published by Routledge.
My research interests extend to the Digital Humanities, and I have worked on a number of Digital Humanities research projects. Since 2014, I have been a researcher on ‘Palimpsest: Literary Edinburgh,’ a text mining and digital mapping project, which led to the development and launch of a database and interactive map of Edinburgh literature called Lit Long: Edinburgh. The project is ongoing – the team is currently working on public engagement research and activities.
I am also committed to teaching and academic skills development, engaging in continued professional development and pedagogical research.
Dr. Tara S. Thomson
School of Arts and Creative Industries
Edinburgh Napier University
Merchiston Campus, Room C81a
10 Colinton Road
Edinburgh, EH10 5DT