Robert L. Betteridge is a curator in Rare Books and Music Collections at the National Library of Scotland and Treasurer of Edinburgh Bibliographical Society. His study of the development of the library at Newhailes appeared in number 8 (2013) of The Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society. 2013 also saw the publication of his The Library of James Sutherland by Merchiston Publishing. He is currently planning the National Library’s winter 2014/15 exhibition on the 300th anniversary of the 1715 Jacobite rising.
Attila Dósa read English at the universities of Debrecen, Oxford and St Andrews, and is now Senior Lecturer at the University of Miskolc in Northern Hungary. Specialising in Scottish poetry, his recent work includes Beyond Identity: New Horizons in Scottish Poetry (Rodopi, 2009).
Penny Fielding is Grierson Professor of English at the University of Edinburgh.
Jan Gorak is a Professor of English at the University of Denver. Much of his research has been in the history of criticism, with work on Frank Kermode, Raymond Williams, T. S. Eliot and canon formation. He has also written on South African Literature and taken Spark’s route to the sublime Victoria Falls. Recently, he has become particularly interested in literary comedy.
Susanne Hagemann teaches at the Germersheim Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics, and Cultural Studies of Mainz University. She has written extensively on Scottish literature and on translation. Her latest book, Übersetzungsränder (2012, co-edited with Julia Neu), is an anthology of prefaces, afterwords, and interviews in which translators of German literature discuss their own work.
Jonathan Henderson is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow [End Page 117] attached to the major AHRC project, ‘Editing Robert Burns for the Twenty-First Century’.
Lindsay Levy is a graduate of Edinburgh University and has a postgraduate diploma in Library Science from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. She has worked as a cataloguer at the Bodleian Library and Edinburgh University Library and between 2003 and 2013 was the Rare Book Cataloguer of the Advocates Library, for whom she catalogued Walter Scott’s library at Abbotsford. She is writing a doctoral thesis on Scott as a book collector for the University of Glasgow and has published papers on various aspects of Scott’s Library in the SLR, Scottish Archives, and the Journal of Swift Studies, and contributed a chapter on Scott and bibliomania to From Compositors to Collectors: Essay on Book-Trade History (Oak Knoll Press, 2012).
Catriona MacDonald is Reader in Late Modern Scottish History at the University of Glasgow. Her major works include The Radical Thread (2000) and Whaur Extremes Meet (2009). She is currently engaged in research into the Scottish historiographical tradition, 1832–1969.
Christopher McMillan is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow working on a thesis entitled, ‘The Scots in Ulster: Culture, Community and Conflict, 1551–1603’.
Stewart Sanderson is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow working on a thesis on twentieth century Scottish poetry and translation.
Patrick Scott is co-editor of Studies in Scottish Literature, and Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus, University of South Carolina.
Ronnie Young is tutor in Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow. [End Page 118]