Timothy C. Baker is Senior Lecturer in Scottish and Contemporary Literature at the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of George Mackay Brown and the Philosophy of Community (Edinburgh University Press, 2009) and Contemporary Scottish Gothic: Mourning, Authenticity, and Tradition (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
Barbara A. E. Bell has researched and published on the nineteenth-century Scottish Theatre, Victorian Medievalism, Fannish Making and Contemporary Scottish Playwriting, alongside pedagogical studies around E-learning and the Performing Arts student.
Scott Brewster is Reader in Gothic Studies at the University of Stirling. He has published widely on the Gothic, Irish writing and psychoanalysis, and is currently working on a study of Gothic, tourism and travel.
Gerard Carruthers is Francis Hutcheson Professor of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow. Recent books include The Cambridge Companion to Scottish Literature, co-edited with Liam McIlvanney (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and Scottish Literature (Edinburgh University Press, 2009). He is the author of half a dozen essays on Muriel Spark.
Carol Margaret Davison is Professor and Head of the Department of English Language, Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Windsor. She is the author of History of the Gothic: Gothic Literature 1764–1824 (University of Wales Press, 2009) and Anti-Semitism and British Gothic Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), and has published on a wide variety of Gothic-related authors and topics. She is currently at work on a casebook of criticism of the British Gothic, (p.237) 1764–1824, and has just completed an edited collection of critical essays on the Gothic and death (Manchester University Press, 2017).
Sarah Dunnigan is a Senior Lecturer in Edinburgh University’s English Literature Department. She has published on a wide variety of Scottish literature, including medieval Scottish literature; ballads; fairy tales and myth; and Scottish women writers.
Monica Germanà is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Westminster. Her research concentrates on contemporary British literature, with a specific emphasis on the Gothic and gender. Her publications include Scottish Women’s Gothic and Fantastic Writing (Edinburgh University Press, 2010) and Ali Smith: New Critical Perspectives (Bloomsbury, 2013) co-edited with Emily Horton. She is currently working on a new monograph called Bond Girls: Body, Dress, Gender (Bloomsbury).
Nick Groom is Professor in English at the University of Exeter. He is the author of several books, including The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2012). His anniversary edition of The Castle of Otranto was published by Oxford University Press in 2014, and his editions of The Monk and The Italian followed in 2016 and 2017, respectively.
Hamish Mathison lectures at the University of Sheffield. His most recent work has been on the connections between print culture and patriotic sentiment in the eighteenth-century Scottish newspaper press, part of a larger interest he has in developing the literary history of early Scottish newspapers. His publications include ‘On Robert Burns: Enlightenment, Mythology and the Folkloric’, in The Voice of the People, ed. Matthew Campbell and Michael Perraudin (Anthem Press, 2012); ‘Robert Burns and National Song’, in Scotland, Ireland, and the Romantic Aesthetic, ed. David Duff and Catherine Jones (Bucknell University Press, 2007); and Instruments of Enlightenment, ed. and intro. Hamish Mathison and Angela Wright, a special issue of History of European Ideas.
Alison Milbank is Associate Professor of Literature and Theology at the University of Nottingham and author of Daughters of the House: Modes of the Gothic in Victorian Fiction (St. Martin’s Press, 1992) as well as a number of articles on the Gothic and religion. She has also edited two novels by Ann Radcliffe in the World’s Classics series.
(p.238) Robert Morrison is Queen’s National Scholar at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. He is the author of The English Opium-Eater: A Biography of Thomas De Quincey (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2009), which was a finalist for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography. He is the editor of Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Jane Austen’s Persuasion (Harvard University Press, 2011). With Chris Baldick, he coedited The Vampyre and Other Tales of the Macabre (Oxford University Press, 1997) and Tales of Terror from Blackwood’s Magazine (Oxford University Press, 1995).
Duncan Petrie is Professor of Film and Television at the University of York. His long-standing engagement with Scottish film and television has generated two monographs: Screening Scotland (BFI, 2000) and Contemporary Scottish Fictions (Edinburgh University Press, 2004), one co-edited book: Bill Douglas: A Lanternist’s Account (BFI, 1993), and numerous book chapters and journal articles. He was a member of the Scottish Screen lottery panel, which provided production funding for Scottish feature films, documentaries and shorts, between 2001 and 2003.
Alan Riach is the Professor of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University and the author of Hugh MacDiarmid’s Epic Poetry (Edinburgh University Press, 1991), The Poetry of Hugh MacDiarmid (Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 1999), Representing Scotland in Literature, Popular Culture and Iconography (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and, with Alexander Moffat, Arts of Resistance: Poets, Portraits and Landscapes of Modern Scotland (Luath, 2008), which the Times Literary Supplement described as ‘a landmark book’. He is the author of five books of poems, most recently Homecoming (Luath, 2009). He is General Editor of the Collected Works of Hugh MacDiarmid and co-editor of Lion’s Milk: Turkish Poems by Scottish Poets (Kennedy & Boyd, 2012), The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Scottish Literature (Edinburgh University Press, 2009), The Radical Imagination: Lectures and Talks by Wilson Harris (Liège Language and Literature, 1993) and Scotlands: Poets and the Nation (Scottish Poetry Library, 2004).
Fiona Robertson is Professor of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Literature at the University of Durham and an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies. Her publications include editions of Walter Scott, Stephen Crane and women’s writing for Oxford University Press; Legitimate Histories: Scott, Gothic, and the Authorities (p.239) of Fiction (Clarendon Press, 1994); The Edinburgh Companion to Sir Walter Scott (Edinburgh University Press, 2012); and the forthcoming monograph The United States in British Romanticism (Oxford University Press).
Kate Turner is a doctoral candidate at the University of Westminster under the supervision of Dr Monica Germanà. Her project ‘The Queer Moment: Post-devolution Scottish Literature’ explores the intersections of queer theory and Scottish national identity from 1999 to the present.
Roderick Watson is Professor Emeritus at the University of Stirling. He has lectured and published widely on Scottish literature, the poetry of Hugh MacDiarmid, modern Scottish culture, language and identity. He currently co-edits the Journal of Stevenson Studies.