• Badmouth

      Wall, Alan (Harbour Books, 2014-01-01)
      A novel about how a ventriloquist's dummy takes over the mind of a man.
    • Extremities of perception

      Wall, Alan; Jones, Gron T.; University of Chester ; University of Birmingham (The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, 2006-07-29)
      This article discusses the authors' collaborative exploration of the use of metaphor in science.
    • Grub street

      Wall, Alan; University College Chester (Hamish Hamilton, 2006-10-26)
    • Myth, metaphor and science

      Wall, Alan; University of Chester (University of Chester Press, 2009)
      This book explores the way in which language is used in fiction, poetry and science. It examines the role of metaphor in structuring our thought, and questions any simplistic notion of creativity. There is an enquiry into the significance of myth for the modern writer. Why do our earliest narratives return to haunt us at the end of history? The final essays ask what it means to attempt scientific descriptions of reality in words. Can language here ever be anything more than a clumsy approximation of mathematics? The book ends with a paper written jontly by the particle physicist Goronwy Tudor Jones and Alan Wall, exploring the meaning of complementarity in modern physics, by describing in detail the double-slit experiment.
    • The school of night

      Wall, Alan; Chester College of Higher Education (Vintage, 2001)
      Questions have been raised over the last two centuries about the authenticity of William Shakespeare's claim to have authored the works attributed to him. One intriguing line of argument has always been the Marlovian one. Marlowe is thought to have been a member of a mysterious group, the School of Night, whose centre was that mercurial figure Walter Raleigh. The novel explores the authorship question through the focus of the School of Night, 1590s science and belief, the conflict between Ptolemaic and Copernican science, and the nature of authorship itself.
    • Walter Benjamin: An Arcade of Reflections

      Wall, Alan (Fortnightly Review, 2018-06-02)
      Book of essays about Walter Benjamin