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Notes on Contributors


Corey E. Andrews is an Associate Professor of English at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. His book Literary Nationalism in Eighteenth-Century Scottish Club Poetry was published in 2004, and he has published articles and reviews in Scottish Literary Review, the International Journal of Scottish Literature, The Eighteenth-Century: Theory and Interpretation, Eighteenth-Century Scotland and Lumen. His current book project focuses on the critical reception of Burns from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century, entitled Writing Robert Burns: Gender and Criticism, 1786-2009.

Gerry Carruthers is Reader and Head of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow. He is the General Editor of the new multi-volume Oxford University Press edition of the works of Robert Burns.

Leith Davis is Director of Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Scottish Studies. Her publications include Acts of Union: Scotland and the Literary Negotiation of the British Nation, 1707-1830 (Stanford, 1998) and Music, Postcolonialism and Gender: The Construction of Irish National Identity, 1724-1874 (Notre Dame UP, 2005). She co-edited Scotland and the Borders of Romanticism (Cambridge UP, 2004) with Ian Duncan and Janet Sorensen, and has a collection of essays on Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture forthcoming (co-edited with Sharon Alker and Holly Nelson).

Gavin Falconer received his doctorate on Ulster-Scots language policy from Queen's University in 2007.

David Goldie is a Senior Lecturer in English in the School of Humanities at Strathclyde University. He is the editor, with Gerard Carruthers and Alastair Renfrew, of Beyond Scotland: New Contexts for Twentieth-Century Scottish Literature (2004) and the forthcoming Scotland in the Nineteenth-Century World.

Alison Lumsden is a senior lecturer in English and Scottish literature at the University of Aberdeen. She is a General Editor of the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels and has edited several volumes in that series. She has recently begun work on a scholarly edition of Scott's poetry and is co-director of Aberdeen University's Walter Scott Research Centre.

Liam McIlvanney is the inaugural Stuart Professor of Scottish Studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is the author of Burns the Radical: Poetry and Politics in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland (2002), and co-editor (with Ray Ryan) of Ireland and Scotland: Culture and Society, 1700-2000 (2005). His first novel, All the Colours of the Town, was published by Faber in 2009.

Jeffrey Skoblow was born and raised in New York, and lives in Edwardsville, Illinois, where he teaches at Southern Illinois University. He is the author of two books, Dooble Tongue: Scots, Burns, Contradiction, and Paradise Dislocated: Morris, Politics, Art, along with numerous articles on Scottish and other subjects, as well as poetry and fiction.

Gilles Soubigou is presently Conservateur du Patrimoine, Curator of the Historical Monuments of Lorraine, after teaching several years in the Sorbonne. He has published articles in Scottish Studies Review, the Byron Journal and Studies in Hogg and His World, and co-edited the volume Visible et Lisible: Confrontations et articulations du texte et de l’image (Paris, 2007). He has lectured in Paris, London, Cambridge, Oxford, Berkeley, Madrid and Prague, and will shortly publish essays on the European reception of Coleridge and Dickens. He is secretary of the French Byron Society.

Fiona Stafford is Fellow and Professor in English Language and Literature at Somerville College, Oxford, and has published widely on Scottish literature. Burns is the subject of the opening chapter in her critical study, Starting Lines: Scottish Irish and English Poetry:From Burns to Heaney (2000) and remains a central figure in her most recent book, Local Attachments: The Province of Poetry (2010). She is currently co-editing a collection of essays by different scholars on Burns and Other Poets.

Katie Trumpener is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Yale. Her Bardic Nationalism: The Romantic Novel and the British Empire (Princeton University Press, 1997) considered Scottish and Irish romantic writing as templates for the early literature of British settler colonies. Her essays have taken up the rise of the Scottish and Irish novel, Romantic (and modern) picture books, the making of child readers, the Arabian Nights as a template for eighteenth-century fiction, and John Galt and Alice Munro as Anglo-Scottish chroniclers of colonial Upper Canada and postcolonial Ontario. With Richard Maxwell, she co-edited the Cambridge Companion to Fiction in the Romantic Period. And she has also published essays on twentieth-century Germany, on Communist modernism, and on Central European cinema.

Alex Watson is currently Research Associate at the Centre for Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century, University of Edinburgh. He is completing a monograph on Romantic Period paratexts.