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Penny Fielding is Head of the Department of English Literature
Penny studied for her BA and DPhil at the University of Oxford. Before coming to Edinburgh she held lectureships at the University of Bristol and Trinity College Dublin and a visiting appointment at the University of Pennsylvania.
Penny is interested in literature of both the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a particular emphasis on Scottish writing. She has written books on theories of language and theories of space and place in Scotland, and is currently a General Editor of the New Edinburgh Edition of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson. Penny is starting work on a project on fiction and espionage from the French Revolution to the Cold War and would be interested in supervising Ph D students in any of her research areas. With Alex Thomson she is co-director of the Research Project Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century (SWINC) and is particularly interested to hear from students in this field.
This article was published on Mar 18, 2011