TIMOTHY C. BAKER is Senior Lecturer in Scottish and Contemporary Literature at the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of George Mackay Brown and the Philosophy of Community and Contemporary Scottish Gothic: Mourning, Authenticity, and Tradition, and has published widely on Scottish fiction and poetry. Forthcoming projects include a monograph on the relation between animality, suffering, and language in contemporary fiction and another on gender and space in mid-twentieth-century women's fiction.
LINDEN BICKET is a Teaching Fellow in Theology and Ethics at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh. Her first book, George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination will be published by Edinburgh University Press in 2017. A volume of essays co-edited with Professor Douglas Gifford, The Fiction of Robin Jenkins: Some Kind of Grace, will also be published by Brill in 2017.
VIVIENNE DUNSTAN researches Scottish social, cultural, urban, and reading history, particularly in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Her PhD, completed at the University of Dundee in 2010, studied "Reading habits in Scotland circa 1750-1820". She is an honorary research fellow at the University of Dundee.
ROBERT ELLIS HOSMER Jr, Senior Lecturer Emeritus, Department of English Language & Literature, Smith College, has written extensively on the work of Muriel Spark, most recently editing Hidden Possibilities: Essays in Honor of Muriel Spark (University of Notre Dame Press, 2014). He is working on a study of Spark's fiction and the Book of Job as well as the libretto for an opera based on the lifestory of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
ALASDAIR MACDONALD is a graduate of Edinburgh University. In 2011 he retired as Professor of English Language and Literature of the Middle Ages at the University of Groningen. He edited the Gude and Godlie Ballatis for the Scottish Text Society (2015), and is currently finishing an edition of the 17th-century poet George Lauder. [End Page 151]
RAYMOND MCCLUSKEY is Lecturer in Social Studies (History) in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow. Originally a medievalist, his research interests in recent times have mainly focused on the history of the Catholic community in Scotland. He is co-editor (with Stephen McKinney) of How "The Teacher" is Presented in Literature, History, Religion and the Arts (Edwin Mellen Press, 2013) and is currently Secretary of the History of Education Society.
JOHN-MARK PHILO is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of East Anglia. His current research focuses on the reception and translation of Tacitus within the British Isles.
MURRAY PITTOCK is Bradley Chair of Literature and Vice Principal for Special Projects at the University of Glasgow.
LAURA SEVERIN is a Professor of English and Women's Studies at North Carolina State University. She is the author of two books, Stevie Smith's Resistant Antics (1997) and Poetry off the Page: Twentieth-Century British Women in Performance (2004), as well as a number of articles on twentieth-century and contemporary British literature. Her current scholarship focuses on multimedia experimentation in the works of contemporary Scottish women poets, including Kathleen Jamie, Jackie Kay, Liz Lochhead, and Valerie Gillies.
GEORGE SMITH is employed in the field of Community Education. He is writing a book of 21st Century, Scottish working-class short stories and also researching aspects of Scottish radicalism in the 19th century, with a view to writing a play on the subject. [End Page 152]