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MICHAEL ADAMS is Provost Professor of English Language and Literature and Adjunct Professor Linguistics at Indiana University. He is primarily a historian of English language and author of Slayer Slang: A Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lexicon (2003), Slang: The People's Poetry (2009), and In Praise of Profanity (2016), co-author of How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction 3/e (2012), editor of "Cunning passages, contrived corridors": Unexpected Essays in the History of Lexicography (2010) and From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring Invented Languages (2011), and coeditor of Contours of English and English Language Studies (2011) and Studies in the History of the English Language VI: Evidence and Method in Histories of English (2015). Formerly editor of the journals Dictionaries and American Speech, he is a past-president of the Dictionary Society of North America and current president of the American Dialect Society.

IAIN BEAVAN is emeritus Keeper of Rare Books, University of Aberdeen, and an Honorary Research Fellow, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow. His research interests include Scottish print culture, and the relationships between text and image. He has contributed to The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, and The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland. His present research focus is Scottish chapbooks.

CHRISTY DIFRANCIS REMEIN is an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine. She received her MA in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide and her PhD in English from the University of Aberdeen, where her thesis focused on the aesthetics of adventure in Robert Louis Stevenson's work. Her academic and research interests include Scottish literary studies, medical humanities, and narrative medicine – along with the occasional foray into writing poetry and fiction.

ADAM FOX is Professor of Social History at the University of Edinburgh. His book, The Press and the People: Cheap Print and Society in Scotland, 1500–1785, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2020.

LEE MANION is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri, Columbia. His first book, Narrating the Crusades: Loss and Recovery in Medieval and Early Modern English Literature (Cambridge UP, 2014), won the NeMLA Book Award. He is a recipient of fellowships from the NEH (at the National Humanities Center) and from the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London, and he won the Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize from the Medieval Academy.

JOHN MANSON is the co-editor (with Alan Riach) of Dear Grieve: Letters to Hugh MacDiarmid (2011), and (with Dorian Grieve and Alan Riach) of Hugh MacDiarmid. The Revolutionary Art of the Future: Rediscovered Poems (2003).

JULIA C. OBERT is Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of English at the University of Wyoming. Her first book, Postcolonial Overtures: The Politics of Sound in Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry, was published by Syracuse University Press in 2015. Julia's work has also appeared in a wide variety of Irish Studies, postcolonial studies, and theory journals, ranging from Interventions to Postmodern Culture to Irish University Review. Her current book project examines architectural space and urban planning in different postcolonial cities.

JOHN-MARK PHILO is interested book history, translation, and the classical tradition in Scottish and English literatures. Having recently completed a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship on the early-modern reception of Tacitus, he is now engaged in a research project at Harvard Villa I Tatti on Anglo-Scots visitors to Italian libraries of the Renaissance.

IAN C. ROBERTSON graduated in English from the University of St Andrews and took a B.Litt. degree at Oxford, where his thesis was a critical edition of The Minstrel. Thereafter he pursued a business career. In more recent years, befriended by the late Roger Robinson, he was a very minor participant in the latter's astonishing mission to bring James Beattie to the attention of scholars at large. Now in retirement, he has resumed his interest in Beattie and is also working on the life and literary output of John Leyden. He lives in Oxford.

ABHISHEK SARKAR is Assistant Professor at the Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. His areas of specialisation are the literatures and cultures of early modern England and colonial Bengal. He jointly co-ordinates a state-funded...


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