Research Output per year
Avant-garde fiction, especially Virginia Woolf, Ali Smith and Hélène Cixous; philosophy and literature; science and science fiction; nature writing; psychogeography and writing about ‘place’; modern and contemporary poetry; digital media.
Ian’s research interests are primarily in twentieth-century and contemporary literature. He is currently working on the A9 Project, which is an exploration of the psychogeography of Scotland’s longest trunk road; and Modernist NN, an experiment in training a laptop-based artificial neural network to write modernist flash fiction. He is also interested in the representations of AI and animal/corvid intelligence in SF and fantasy.
Ian would be keen to hear from students wishing to undertake postgraduate research in any of the above fields. He joined the University of the Highlands and Islands in 2013, is a graduate of the University of St Andrews, has held various teaching and research posts there before coming to UHI; he has also worked at the universities of Dundee and Hull.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews
Award Date: 1 Jan 2001
Master of Arts, University of St Andrews
Award Date: 1 Jan 1998
Research output: Non-textual form › Web publication/site
What a lark! What a plunge! Woooooooo-hooooooo what a fall what a soar what a plummet what a dash: Virginia Woolf and Ali SmithBlyth, I., 1 Feb 2014, Bloomsbury Influences: Papers from the Bloomsbury Adaptations Conference, Bath Spa University, 5-6 May 2011. Wright, E. H. (ed.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 46-55 10 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed)