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Notes on Contributors

David Farrier is lecturer in postcolonial literature at the University of Leicester. He is the author of Unsettled Narratives: The Pacific Writings of Stevenson, Ellis, Melville and London (Routledge, 2006), as well as articles on Derek Walcott and Michael Ondaatje.

David Goldie is a senior lecturer in the department of English Studies at Strathclyde University. He is co-editor, with Gerard Carruthers and Alastair Renfrew, of Beyond Scotland: New Contexts for Twentieth-Century Scottish Literature (2004) and the forthcoming Scotland in the Nineteenth-Century World.

Tom Hubbard was Visiting Professor in Scottish Literature and Culture, University of Budapest, during the first half of 2006. He is now Editor of a new online Bibliography of Irish Literary Criticism at the National University of Ireland at Maynooth, funded by the IRCHSS.

Carole Jones teaches in the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. Her research focuses on the representation of gender, particularly men and masculinity, in contemporary Scottish fiction, and her forthcoming monograph Disappearing Men will be published by Rodopi.

Manfred Malzahn was born in Germany, where he completed a Ph.D. thesis on the contemporary Scottish novel in 1983. He has worked for the Goethe Institute and the German Department at Edinburgh University, and taught
English literature at universities in Tunisia, Algeria, Malawi, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates.

Alastair Renfrew teaches film and literature at the University of Exeter, where he is Head of Russian. He has published widely on Bakhtin and Scottish literature, and his most recent book is entitled Towards a New Material Aesthetics (2006).

Alan Riach is a poet and holds the Chair of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University, where he is currently Head of the Department of Scottish Literature. He has published four books of poetry and his most recent book of criticism is Representing Scotland in Literature, Popular Culture and Iconography (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005). His radio work in New Zealand includes individual programmes on Scottish opera, Scottish literature, music and the arts, and the 'Literature' contributions to the 'Millennium Series' Fearful Symmetries; his own series 'The Good of the Arts' can be found at

Carla Sassi is Associate Professor of English literature at the University of Verona. Among her most recent books: Imagined Scotlands. Saggi sulla letteratura scozzese (2002) and Why Scottish Literature Matters (2005), published by the Saltire Society in Edinburgh. Her main fields of interest include Scottish literature (with special reference to the post-Union period and the ‘Scottish Renaissance’) and post-colonial theory. She is Honorary Patron of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.