Dougal McNeill

Senior Lecturer School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies


Teaching in 2017

Research interests

Scottish literature; Science Fiction; Utopia and Dystopia; Bertolt Brecht; New Zealand literature; Literary theory; Marxism.

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BA Otago
BA(Hons) VictoriaMA (Distinction) Victoria
PhD Melbourne

Current research projects

I am currently working on four quite different projects. Charles Ferrall and I are co-editing a volume of British Literature in Transition for Cambridge UP, exploring 1920-1940. I'm also writing chapters on the historical novel in Britain from the 1980s, and on Edward Said, Marxism and international modernism. Another project involves looking at the poetry and literary writings of the first leader of the New Zealand Labour Party, Harry Holland, and his readings of Robert Burns. Finally, I am also studying Tokyo in English literature.

I write the New Zealand / Pacific entry for the Year’s Work in English Studies.

Areas of supervision

  • Scottish literature since 1707.
  • The novel.
  • Science Fiction.
  • Utopia and Dystopia.
  • Bertolt Brecht.
  • New Zealand literature.
  • Theories and cultural practices of modernism and postmodernism.
  • Literary theory.
  • Marxism.

Recent publications

Professional links and responsibilities

Member, Association for Scottish Literary Studies

Blogging and selected journalism