Dr David Rennie

Dr David Rennie
Dr David Rennie

Dr David Rennie

MA, MLitt, PhD, FHEA

About

Biography

Dr Rennie is the Researcher for the University's 525 Alumni Portraits project, having previously worked (from 2019-2020) as an Academic Writing Adviser at the Student Learning Service. He gained a PhD in English literature from Aberdeen University in 2017 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). His current projects include a biography, Sir Alexander Ogston: A life at medical and military frontlines (Edinburgh University Press, 2022). With Dr Niklas Salmose (Linnaeus University), he is editing F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Composite Biography. His essays have appeared in The Hemingway Review and The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review.

Research

Research Overview

Dr Rennie’s research interests lie mainly in the areas of World War I writing and twentieth-century literature.

Books

  • Sir Alexander Ogston: A life at medical and military frontlines (Edinburgh University Press, 2022)
  • 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, pp.172-282
  • ‘Introduction: ‘A Reflection of the Contrasts’: Scottish Literature and World War I’, Scottish Literature and World War I (Edinburgh University Press, 2020), pp.1-20
  • ‘‘It Takes All Sorts to Make a Type’: Scottish Great War Prose’, Scottish Literature and World War I (Edinburgh University Press, 2020), pp.44-61
  • ‘‘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

Funding and Grants

Selected:

(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