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DAVID GRAY completed a PhD at the University of Ulster, in spring 2014 and has recently taken up a lecturing post in the English department at Dalarna University, Sweden. Research interests include Ulster-Scots Studies, Scottish and Irish literature, and ecocriticism. He has contributed to several research projects for the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, at Ulster, and has more recently been involved with a forthcoming special edition of Nordic Irish Studies.

SILA ŞENLEN GÜVENC is Assistant Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature at Ankara University, Turkey. She is the author of ‘Words as Swords’: Verbal Violence as a Construction of Authority in Renaissance and Contemporary English Drama (2009) and ‘The World is a Stage, but the Play is Badly Cast’: British Political Satire in the Neo-Classical Period (Turkish, 2014) and has published various articles on Early Modern and Contemporary British Drama. She also writes theatre reviews for Tiyatro … Tiyatro Dergisi.

SANDRO JUNG is Research Professor of Early Modern British Literature and Director of the Centre for the Study of Text and Print Culture at Ghent University, as well as Visiting Professor of English at the University of Gothenburg. He is the author of David Mallet, Anglo-Scot: Poetry, Politics, and Patronage in the Age of Union (University of Delaware Press, 2008); The Fragmentary Poetic: Eighteenth-Century Uses of an Experimental Mode (Lehigh UP, 2009), and James Thomson’s ‘The Seasons’, Print Culture, and Visual Interpretation, 17301–1842 (Lehigh UP, 2015). He edited the English Association’s 2013 Essays and Studies volume on ‘British Literature and Print Culture’ and is currently co-editing a special number of the Yearbook of English Studies on ‘Book History and Literature’, to be published in 2015. He is at work on a new book project, entitled ‘Visual Burns’, which will focus on book illustrations of Burns’s poetry.

RICHARD LANSDOWN is associate professor of English at James Cook [End Page 173] University in Cairns. He is the author of Byron’s Historical Dramas (1992), The Autonomy of Literature (2000), Strangers in the South Seas: The Idea of the Pacific in Western Thought (2006), and The Cambridge Introduction to Byron (2012). He edited Henry James’s The Bostonians for Penguin Classics in 2001, and his new selection of Byron’s letters and journals is due from Oxford University Press in 2015.

J. DERRICK McCLURE is Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Language and Literature at the University of Aberdeen.

MARK McLEAN is Learning Officer for the National Trust for Scotland at Newhailes. He researched and co-curated the exhibition ‘A Clearer Light: Lord Hailes and the Scottish Enlightenment’ which opened at Newhailes in 2013.

SERGI MAINER held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stirling and a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship at UCC, and now teaches Hispanic literature and Spanish language at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests range from medieval and early modern Scottish literature to twentieth-century Catalan and Spanish culture and Translation Studies. [End Page 174]



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