Dr David Rennie

Dr David Rennie
MA, MLitt, PhD, FHEA

Academic Skills Advisor
Evening & Weekend Supervisor


Contact Details

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Dr Rennie gained a PhD in English literature from Aberdeen University in 2017. He joined the Student Learning Service as an Academic Writing Adviser in 2019 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Dr Rennie is the author of American Writers and World War I (Oxford University Press, 2020) and editor of Scottish Literature and World War I (Edinburgh University Press, 2020). With Dr Niklas Salmose (Linnaeus University), he is currently editing F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Composite Biography. His essays have appeared in The Hemingway Review and The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review.


Research Interests

Developing from his doctoral thesis on American World War I literature, Dr Rennie’s research interests lie mainly in the areas of World War I writing and twentieth-century literature.


  • American Writers and World War I (Oxford University Press, 2020)
  • (Ed.) Scottish Literature and World War I (Edinburgh University Press, 2020)

Peer-Reviewed Essays

  • ‘The Real British Red Cross and A Farewell to Arms’The Hemingway Review, vol. 37.2 (2018): 25-41
  • ‘‘The World Only Exists Through Your Apprehension’: World War I in This Side of Paradise and Tender Is the Night’, The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review, vol. 14 (2016): 181-197
  • ‘In the Fields of Democracy: the Midwest in World War I’, Midwestern Miscellany XLIV (2016): 23-38
  • ‘‘The Best Combatant Story of the Great War’? Topographical and Descriptive Juxtaposition in Thomas Boyd’s Through the Wheat’, MidAmerica XLI (2014): 95-104

Book Chapters

  • ‘The Midwest: Borne Back Ceaselessly into the Past’, A History of American Literature and Culture of World War I (Cambridge University Press, 2020), ed. by Tim Dayton and Mark Van Wienen
  • ‘Introduction: ‘A Reflection of the Contrasts’: Scottish Literature and World War I’, Scottish Literature and World War I (Edinburgh University Press, 2020)
  • ‘‘It Takes All Sorts to Make a Type’: Scottish Great War Prose’, Scottish Literature and World War I (Edinburgh University Press, 2020)
  • ‘‘Never Such Innocence Again’: Nostalgic Exploitations of World War I’, Once Upon A Time: Nostalgic Narratives in Transition (Trolltrumma Academia, 2018), ed. by Niklas Salmose and Eric Sandberg, pp.82-98

Research Grants


(2018) Aberdeen Humanities Fund (World War I workshop grant), £2,500
(2016) Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald Santander Internship, £3,000
(2016) British Association of American Studies Postgraduate Essay Award, £500