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Don PatersonContemporary Critical Essays$

Natalie Pollard

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748669417

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.001.0001

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(p.ix) List of Contributors

(p.ix) List of Contributors

Don Paterson
Edinburgh University Press

  • Derek Attridge’s most recent book is Moving Words: Forms of English Poetry (2013). His other books on poetry include Poetic Rhythm: An Introduction (1995) and, with Thomas Carper, Meter and Meaning: An Introduction to Rhythm in Poetry (2003). Another interest is literary theory, evinced in Peculiar Language: Literature as Difference from the Renaissance to James Joyce (reissued by Routledge, 2004) and Reading and Responsibility: Deconstruction’s Traces (2010). He teaches in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York and is a Fellow of the British Academy.

  • Gerard Carruthers is Francis Hutcheson Chair of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow. He is General Editor of the new Oxford University Press edition of the Works of Robert Burns and Co-Director of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies at Glasgow. His publications include Scottish Literature: A Critical Guide (2009), The Cambridge Companion to Scottish Literature (2012; co-edited with Liam McIlvanney) and Beyond Scotland: New Perspectives on Twentieth-Century Scottish Literature (2004; co-edited with David Goldie and Alistair Renfrew).

  • Jodi-Anne (Jo) George is a Senior Lecturer in English and Drama at the University of Dundee, where she also runs the JOOT Theatre Company. She has published widely in fields as varied as Old English poetry, early drama, the Pre-Raphaelites and the history of the animal welfare movement. Until recently, Jo was the editor of the newsletter of the William Morris Society. She is currently writing a monograph on the Pre-Raphaelites and Theatre.

  • Hugh Haughton is Professor of English at the University of York. He has published widely in the UK, the US and Ireland on modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, as well as on psychoanalysis and literature, and the literature of nonsense. He is author of The Poetry of Derek Mahon (2007), and editor of Poetry of the Second World War (2004). He is the co-editor (with Valerie Eliot) of The Letters of T. S. Eliot (2009), and editor of The Chatto Book of Nonsense Poetry (2007). He has (p.x) also published numerous essays on modern literature, including on Geoffrey Hill, Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, John Banville, Samuel Beckett and Dante.

  • Edward Larrissy is Emeritus Professor of Poetry at Queen’s University, Belfast, and Chair of the Advisory Board of the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry. He was previously Professor of English at the University of Leeds, where he led the AHRC project ‘Leeds Poetry 1950–1980’. His books include Reading Twentieth Century Poetry: The Language of Gender and Objects (1990); Yeats the Poet: The Measures of Difference (1994); Blake and Modern Literature (2006); and The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Period (2007). He has edited Romanticism and Postmodernism (1999) and W. B. Yeats: The Major Works (2000), and is currently editing The Cambridge Companion to British Poetry Since 1945. He has reviewed poetry for the TLS, Poetry Review, Stand and Poetry London. He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy.

  • Michael O’Neill is a Professor of English at Durham University. His recent books include Poetic Form: An Introduction (2012; co-authored with Michael D. Hurley) and The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley (2013; co-edited with Anthony Howe and with the assistance of Madeleine Callaghan). He is the author of two collections of poems, The Stripped Bed (1990) and Wheel (2008), and his third collection Gangs of Shadow will be published by Arc in 2014.

  • Natalie Pollard works on modern and contemporary literature and theory, especially Scottish and English poetry. Her monograph Speaking to You: Contemporary Poetry and Public Address was published by Oxford University Press in 2012. She has also published articles and book chapters on topics that include scholarship and stupidity, literary commerce and reader-relations, poetry and architecture, and the ethics of rudeness and bickering. In her current post as British Academy Research Fellow in English Literature at the University of Reading, she is writing a new book entitled Lyric Economies, about contemporary poetry and current anxieties over commerce, broadcast, funding, stylistic rivalries and the politics of literary friendship. A future book is also planned, on the subject of Not Getting It.

  • Peter Robinson has published various volumes of poetry, short stories, aphorisms and translations, including This Other Life (1988), for which he was awarded the Cheltenham Prize, The Greener Meadow: Selected Poems of Luciano Erba (2007), which received the John Florio Prize, and two Poetry Book Society Recommendations, for The Great Friend and Other Translated Poems (2002) and The Returning Sky (2012). Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Reading and Poetry Editor for Two Rivers Press, he has also published four volumes of literary criticism and is the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry (2013).

  • Matthew Sperling was born in Kent in 1982, and lives in London. He is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the University of Reading. Previously he (p.xi) taught at the University of Oxford, having studied there, at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and at Gravesend Grammar School. His monograph, Visionary Philology: Geoffrey Hill and the Study of Words, was published by Oxford University Press in 2014, and he was co-editor of Geoffrey Hill and his Contexts (2011). He has published other essays on Roy Fisher, J. H. Prynne, the index as a critical tool, and modern publishing history. He also writes poetry, fiction and art criticism; his current research is concerned with the recent history of poetry publishing. (p.xii)