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KANG-YEN CHIU is assistant professor at the Education Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan. He received his PhD in English Literature from the University of Glasgow and specialises in the writings of Sir Walter Scott, hospitality and postcolonial theories. He has published in journals such as The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture, The BARS Review and Scottish Literary Review. He is working on a monograph, Sir Walter Scott and China.

ANNA FANCETT is an Assistant Professor of English Literature at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. Her PhD, which she gained from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, in 2015, focused on the ways in which familial motifs could be used to challenge expectations of genre and narratology in the novels of Walter Scott and Jane Austen. Since then, Anna has published on the role of maternal ideology in Scott’s novels, Scott and historical fiction, the reception of Scott in China, and contemporary storytelling. She is currently working on turning her PhD thesis into a monograph.

PATRICK HART is editor of the Journal of the Northern Renaissance and Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. He is also coordinator of ‘Approaching Constantinople’, a joint project between the National Library of Scotland and Bilkent University, and coeditor of Henrietta Liston’s Travels: The Turkish Journals, 1812–1820 (Edinburgh University Press, 2020). He is currently a visiting scholar at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California, where he is working on a monograph on Baroque Petrarchism.

DAVID KINLOCH is Emeritus Professor of Poetry and Creative Writing at the University of Strathclyde. His most recent collection of poems is In Search of Dustie-Fute (Carcanet, 2017) which was shortlisted for the Saltire Poetry Book of the Year Award.

CLARK McGINN is a leading consultant in the global helicopter industry and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. He is also active in Robert Burns studies, holding an MA (Hons) and PhD from the University of Glasgow and is an Honorary Fellow of the University, and an Honorary Research Fellow of its Centre for Robert Burns Studies. His principal research interest is the Burns Supper, having toasted the Immortal Memory some two hundred times in fifteen countries. His published works on the subject range from the general Ultimate Guide to the Burns Supper (now in its fourth edition) to the definitive The Burns Supper: A Comprehensive History.

GILLIAN NEALE completed an MA in the History of the Book and has recently begun a PhD studentship at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London. Her research will form part of a Leverhulme Trust funded project, The Society of Authors, 1884–1914: Professional Association and Literary Property.

JOHN-MARK PHILO is a research fellow at the Warburg Institute. His work focuses on translation, classical reception, and intellectual history. His first book, ‘An Ocean Untouched and Untried’: The Tudor translations of Livy, has recently been published by Oxford University Press. He is currently preparing a critical edition of a translation of Tacitus’s Annales completed by a cousin of Mary Queen of Scots.

After graduating in English from St Andrews and taking a BLitt degree at Oxford, where his thesis was a critical edition of The Minstrel, IAN CAMERON ROBERTSON pursued a diverse business career. In more recent years he was a very minor participant in the late Roger Robinson’s mission to bring James Beattie to the attention of scholars at large. Now in retirement, he has resumed his interest in Beattie and is about to embark on a study of the life and literary output of John Leyden under the aegis of a PhD degree at the University of Glasgow.



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