Linda Dryden

Linda Dryden is Professor of English Literature in the School of Arts & Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University. She started her academic career at Edinburgh Napier University in 1998 having received her PhD, entitled ‘Romance and Anti-Romance in Conrad’s Malay Fiction’, from Loughborough University in 1996. She has published three monographs: Joseph Conrad and the Imperial Romance (1999), The Modern Gothic and Literary Doubles: Stevenson, Wilde and Wells (2003), and Joseph Conrad and H.G. Wells: The Fin-de-Siècle Literary Scene (2015), all published with Palgrave. Linda created and manages the Robert Louis Stevenson website (, and is co-Editor of the Journal of Stevenson Studies. She has published over 40 journal articles and book chapters based on her interests in Conrad and the literary concerns of the fin-de-siècle. Linda is the Director of Research for the School of Arts & Creative Industries and also the Director of the University’s Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW). She was the Editor for the Wordsworth Editions of the works of H. G. Wells and is on the Editorial Board of the Edinburgh Editions of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.