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Dr Lindsey Scott

Lecturer in English Literature

Dr Lindsey Scott is a lecturer specialising in the literary field of adaptation studies. She holds a PhD in the area of Shakespeare on screen and received a Gladstone Fellowship to complete her doctorate with the University of Liverpool. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a recipient of the Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (De Montfort University, 2012) and an Honorary Fellow of De Montfort's international Centre for Adaptations. Since joining the University of Suffolk she has received two student-led teaching awards for Most Inspirational Lecturer and Best Personal Tutor.


For the BA (Hons) English courses, Lindsey teaches the following modules:

  • Staging Scandal: Classical to Contemporary Drama
  • Literary Criticism: Theory into Practice
  • Shakespeare’s Sceptred Isle: Power and Performance
  • Textual Afterlives: Adapting Literature and Film
  • Writing for Performance: Theatre, Film, Television
  • Stranger Things: Young Adult Fiction
  • Dissertation in English  

For the MA Creative and Critical Writing, Lindsey teaches the following modules:

  • Adaptation: New Creative/Critical Directions
  • Children's Literature: Through the Looking Glass
  • Dissertation Project (supervisor)

Research interests

Lindsey's main research interests are literary adaptation, the horror genre and the Gothic in literature, film and children's media. She would welcome enquiries about research projects relating to any of these areas.


Scott, L. 'Coming of age in the Upside Down: renegotiating the boundaries of cult horror in Stranger Things,' in Mollet, T. and Scott, L. (eds.) Investigating Stanger Things: Upside Down in the World of Mainstream Cult Entertainment (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

Scott, L. 'Child activism, adult guilt, and the beginnings of mass extinction: Alice's adventures in horrorland,' in Sanna, A. (ed.) Alice in Wonderland in Film and Popular Culture (forthcoming).

Mollet, T. and Scott, L. 'Stranger Things in a familiar land: mainstream cult entertainment in the age of Netflix,' in Mollet, T. and Scott, L. (eds.) Investigating Stanger Things: Upside Down in the World of Mainstream Cult Entertainment (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

Mollet, T. and Scott, L. (eds.) Investigating Stanger Things: Upside Down in the World of Mainstream Cult Entertainment (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

Scott, L. ‘“Groaning shadows that are gone”: the ghosts of Titus Andronicus.’ English Studies, 96, (4), 2015, pp. 403-423.

Scott, L. ‘The Blue Room.’ What the Dickens? Magazine/Miracle e-Zine Spooky Tales Anthology, 2014, pp. 59-65.

Scott, L. ‘Crossing oceans of time: Stoker, Coppola and the new vampire film,’ in George, S. and Hughes, B. (eds.) Open Graves, Open MindsVampires and the Undead in Modern Culture (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013), pp. 113-30.

Scott, L. ‘Review of The Hollow Crown (directed by Rupert Good, Richard Eyre and Thea Sharrock), BBC Two, 30 June-21 July 2012.’ Shakespeare, 9, (1), 2013, pp. 108-114.

Scott, L. ‘A mother’s curse: reassigning blame in Hideo Nakata's Ringu and Gore Verbinski’s The Ring.’ Cinephile, 6 (2) pp. 14-19. [Online]. Cinephile. Horror Ad-Nauseam. The University of British Columbia, 2010.

Scott, L. ‘“There's no such thing”: nothing and nakedness in Polanski's Macbeth.’ Shakespeare Survey (61) pp. 104-115. [Online]. Shakespeare Survey (No. 61). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Scott, L. ‘“Closed in a dead man's tomb”: Juliet, space, and the body in Franco Zeffirelli’s and Baz Luhrmann's Films of Romeo and Juliet.’ Literature/Film Quarterly, 36 (2), 2008, pp. 137-46.

Selected conference papers

'(Re)cycling the eighties: kids on bikes and closer encounters in Stranger Things.' Looking into the Upside Down: Investigating Stranger Things. University of Leeds, December 2018.

‘Enhancing employability: constructive alignment in work-based learning.’ Open Doors, Open Minds: Engaging with Higher Education. De Montfort University, April 2013.

‘Contemporary politics: myth, history and adaptation’ (panel chair). Adapting Historical Narratives. Centre for Adaptations, De Montfort University, February 2012.

'"Will it consume me?" Awakening Shakespeare's ghosts in Julie Taymor's Titus.' Feminism and Adaptation. Centre for Adaptations, De Montfort University, April 2009.

'"There's no such thing": nothing and nakedness in Roman Polanski's Macbeth.' Filming Shakespeare's plays: reduction or enlargement? Seminar presentation. 3rd British Shakespeare Association Conference. University of Warwick, August - September 2007.

‘Suffocating bodies: spaces of female privacy in Othello.' Literary Geographies: a Multidisciplinary Conference. University of Nottingham, July 2007.

'"A dagger of the mind": defiling Duncan’s body in screen adaptations of Macbeth.' Minding the Body - Social, Political, Historical: an Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Leicester, May 2007.

'Shakespeare across the disciplines: Romeo and Juliet - stage, screen, text, image.' Research Without Boundaries. University of Roehampton, April 2007.

'Reading the prophetic space in Macbeth.' The Annual British Shakespeare Graduate Conference. The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. Stratford-upon-Avon, June 2007.

'Othello on film, film on Othello.' Retelling Tales. University of Stirling, May 2007.

'Exploring the liminal body: Juliet's sexual autonomy on Shakespeare's stage and on screen.' Inaugural Association of Adaptation Studies Conference. De Montfort University, September 2006.