Paul Barnaby

Acquisition and Scottish Literary Collections Curator

  • Centre for Research Collections
  • Library and University Collections
  • Information Services

Contact details



Centre for Research Collections
Edinburgh University Library
George Square

Post code
0131 650 2881


  • Working Hours:

    Tuesday: 9-1
    Wednesday: 9-5
    Thursday: 9-5
    Friday: 9-5


I work as Acquisition and Scottish Literary Collections Curator at Edinburgh University Library where I also maintain the Walter Scott Digital Archive. I have previously worked as main researcher for the Bibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation (BOSLIT) at the National Library of Scotland and as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for the Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe project at the University of London.


PhD in Italian (Univerity of Italian, 1997)

Research summary

My research interests include: 

  • The translation and global reception of Scottish literature with particular emphasis on Sir Walter Scott
  • Adaptation studies, focusing, in particular, on the works of Sir Walter Scott, Hugh MacDiarmid, George Mackay Brown, and Sydney Goodsir Smith
  • The Italian Reception of French Naturalism with particular emphasis on Luigi Capuana 

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