Daniel Cook

Daniel Cook is Reader in English Literature and an Associate Dean at the University of Dundee. His recent books include Reading Swift's Poetry (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and Walter Scott and Short Fiction (Edinburgh University Press, 2021). Forthcoming publications include The Cambridge Companion to Gulliver's Travels (Cambridge University Press, 2022), Austen After 200: New Reading Spaces (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022), and Scottish Poetry, 1730-1830 (Oxford University Press). 

Heather Yeung

I write literary criticism, theory, and poetry, and make artist books. After some time teaching music and working in science publishing, I graduated top of class with an MA in English Literature with a special option in writing poetry from Durham University, and remained there to work with Gareth Reeves, completing a PhD (fully funded by the AHRC) in modern and contemporary poetry and poetics in 2012. I subsequently worked across the arts and humanities; key projects included: helping to establish the W.A.L.K. research group (Sunderland, Art), the Memory Network (Roehampton and Durham, English), and working with Studio Alec Finlay and the National Trust on the Scottish Design Award winning project there were our own / there were the others. From 2015-17 I was Assistant Professor, then held a visiting research position (2018-19), in the Department of English Language and Literature at Bilkent University, Ankara.  

I was appointed to my current role in English and Creative Writing in the School of Humanities at the University of Dundee in autumn 2017. I co-direct the Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures (a joint research centre with UHI and Stirling), and sit on the steering committees for the Centre for Poetic Innovation (a joint research centre with St Andrews), and Dundee’s Centre for Scottish Culture. I am occasionally a Visiting Lecturer in Writing at Manchester School of Art, and, in addition to this, am an editor of the journal Northern Scotland (Edinburgh University Press). 

Alison Stevenson

Alison is Associate Director for Collections and Research at the National Library of Scotland. She held previous roles as Head of Moving Image and Sound Collections at the National Library of Scotland,  Head of Learning Resources at the Glasgow School of Art, and Associate Director of Library Technology Services at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington. Alison is Vice-Chair of the Scottish Library and Information Council. She is a past Chair of the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL).