The National Library of Scotland has launched an exciting research initiative with the Fulbright Commission.
Through the Fulbright National Library of Scotland Scholar Award, scholars from the USA have a six month placement at the Library to carry out research using its collections.
Dr Kirk McAuley arrived at the start of October as the Library's first Fulbright Scholar.
An Associate Professor in the English Department at Washington State University at Pullman, Kirk is working on a book tentatively titled 'Invasive species: The economy and ecology of British Empire writing'. He intends the book to increase our understanding of the historical legacy of contemporary ecological crises.
Kirk is particularly concerned with texts composed by Scottish authors in the Caribbean, Africa, and the south Pacific.
His first book, 'Print technology in Scotland and America' (Bucknell University Press, 2013), investigates the mediation of popular-political culture in Scotland and America.
30 October 2015