- Notes on Contributors
RHONA BROWN is Senior Lecturer in Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow, where she specialises in eighteenth-century Scottish poetry, literary networks and the contemporary periodical press. She is author of Robert Fergusson and the Scottish Periodical Press (2012) and co-editor of Before Blackwood's: Scottish Journalism in the Age of Enlightenment (2015), and has recently produced an online edition of the radical 1790s newspaper, the Edinburgh Gazetteer. She is co-editor of Robert Burns's correspondence in the forthcoming Oxford University Press edition and editor of Allan Ramsay's poetry and prose for the upcoming Collected Works from Edinburgh University Press. Both of these projects are funded by the AHRC.
STUART GILLESPIE is Reader in English Literature at the University of Glasgow. He is the editor of the journal Translation & Literature and co-editor of The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English. His special interest in historical translations of ancient Greek and Latin poetry and drama is reflected in the publication in 2018 of a large-scale edition, Newly Recovered English Classical Translations, 1600-1800 (Oxford University Press).
SANDRO JUNG is currently a Senior Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Herzog August Bibliothek, where he is curating an exhibition on literary book illustration. His two most recent monographs are James Thomson's 'The Seasons', Print Culture, and Visual Interpretation, iyjo-1842 (2015) and The Publishing and Marketing of Illustrated Literature in Scotland, 1560-1825 (2017).
CRAIG LAMONT is a Research Associate in the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, working on two AHRC-funded projects: 'Editing Robert Burns for the Twenty-First Century' and 'The Collected Works of Allan Ramsay'. He teaches Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow. His PhD thesis on Georgian Glasgow won the Universities' Committee for Scottish Literature G. Ross Roy Medal for 2016. [End Page 173]
AARON MCGREGOR is an AHRC-funded PhD researcher at the University of Glasgow, working under the supervision of Dr David McGuinness and Professor John Butt. His research focusses on the early history of the violin in Scotland, investigating the social functions, repertoire, and cultural importance of fiddlers from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries, and the emergence of a distinct Scottish musical style. As violinist with Concerto Caledonia, Aaron has recently made several live BBC radio broadcasts, released an album of eighteenth-century Scottish dance music, and produced the Creative Scotland-funded historical dance project 'Nathaniel Gow's Dance Band: Ceilidh Nights'.
DAVID MCGUINNESS is a Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Glasgow. As director of early music ensemble Concerto Caledonia he has made thirteen albums, and he has been a music producer and composer for television and radio. From 2012 to 2015 he was principal investigator on the AHRC project 'Bass Culture in Scottish Musical Traditions'.
PAULINE MACKAY is Lecturer in Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow. She has published widely on Burns and bawdry, and has led several projects to examine Bawdry in Scottish Literature more generally. Such projects include 'Bawdry in Scottish Chapbooks' (funded by the University of Glasgow Chancellor's fund) and 'Eighteenth Century Scottish Bawdry and Erotica' (funded by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland). Pauline is a CI and co-editor on the AHRC-Funded project, 'Editing Robert Burns's Poetry and Correspondence'.
STEVE NEWMAN is associate professor of English at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is the editor of The Gentle Shepherd for The Edinburgh Ramsay and the author of other essays on eighteenth-century Scottish literature and culture as well as Ballad Collection, Lyric, and The Canon: The Call of the Popular from the Restoration to the New Criticism (University of Pennsylvania Press). He is working on a monograph, Time for the Humanities: Competing Narratives of Value from the Scottish Enlightenment to the Present and a digital humanities site on The Beggar's Opera and serves as the President of his faculty union.
MURRAY PITTOCK is Bradley Professor of English Literature and Pro Vice-Principal at the University of Glasgow. He is the founder of the Scottish Studies Global research theme at the University and founding convenor of the International Association for the Study of Scottish Literatures...