One of the aims of SWINC is to foster contacts between scholars and other interested parties around the world. This is particularly appropriate given the tremendous extent of the Scottish diaspora in the Nineteenth Century.

SWINC International Fellows

North America

  • James Chandler (University of Chicago): Romantic-period writing, Sir Walter Scott.
  • Leith Davis (Simon Fraser University): Robert Burns, print culture, orality, eighteenth-century and Romantic writing and culture.
  • Ian Duncan (University of California, Berkeley): the novel, Scottish literature since 1700 (especially Scott and Hogg), British literature and culture 1740-1900.
  • Ina Ferris (University of Ottawa): Romantic-period writing, Walter Scott.
  • Michael Gamer (University of Pennsylvania): Romantic-period writing, copyright history and anthologies, Byron and the Murray archive.
  • Evan Gottlieb (Oregon State University): 18th c. and Romantic Scottish literature, Walter Scott, globalization.
  • Tony Jarrells (University of South Carolina): Scottish Enlightenment and Romanticism, Tales.
  • Yoon Sun Lee (Wellesley College): My interests include Scott, the Scottish Enlightenment, Romanticism.
  • Caroline McCracken-Flesher (University of Wyoming): Scottish Literature and Culture eighteenth century forward; the novel; theory (especially the postcolonial and nation theory); literature and medicine.
  • Maureen N. McLane (New York University): Romantic-period writing; balladry; minstrels and minstrelsy; human sciences.
  • John Plotz (Brandeis University): Nineteenth-century fiction, James Hogg.
  • Joseph Rezek (Boston University): Romantic-period writing, Walter Scott, transatlantic studies, history of the book.
  • Ann Wierda Rowland (University of Kansas): Romantic-period writing, Scott, ballad collection, childhood.
  • Erik Simpson (Grinnell College): Romantic-period writing, Enlightenment political economy, Scott, Hogg.


  • Will Christie (University of Sydney): Francis Jeffrey and the Edinburgh Review; John Gibson Lockhart, John Wilson, and Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine; Scottish scientific writing and culture; Walter Scott; Thomas Carlyle.
  • Roslyn Jolly (University of New South Wales): Stevenson.
  • Vanessa Smith (University of Sydney): Stevenson, 19th century colonialism.
  • Graham Tulloch (Flinders University): Nineteenth-century Scottish literature, especially Scott, Hogg and Stevenson; the Scots language in literary texts; Scottish literature and language in Australia.


  • Silvia Mergenthal (University of Konstanz): Romantic period, with particular emphasis on Scott and Hogg; Scottish women writers.
  • Sigrid Rieuwerts (University of Mainz): 18th and 19th century Scottish literature and culture, oral traditions and ballads, Mrs Brown of Falkland, Robert Jamieson, Walter Scott.
  • Ann Rigney (Utrecht University): memory cultures, reception, Scott.
  • Carla Sassi (University of Verona): Scotland and Empire; Scottish historical fiction, with particular emphasis on Scott; Scottish women writers.