FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 25, 2008
Contact: Macaulay Knight
Faculty member publishes book
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Thomas Richardson, Eudora Welty professor of English at Mississippi University for Women, has published an edition of James Hogg’s “Contributions to Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 1, 1817-1828.” Richardson’s work includes an introduction to Hogg and “Blackwood’s,” extensive annotations, musical notation for several of Hogg’s songs, and a glossary to Hogg’s Scots.
Richardson’s book is a volume in the Stirling / South Carolina Research Edition of the Collected Works of James Hogg, published by Edinburgh University Press (Columbia University Press in the USA). He is presently working on the second, concluding volume, covering 1829-1835, which will be published in 2009.
Richardson taught at Campbell University and N.C. State University before joining the faculty at MUW in 1988. He earned his A.B. from Davidson College and Ph.D. from Duke University. He did additional graduate study at the University of Edinburgh and Trinity College in Dublin. Richardson also taught Scottish literature at the University of Glasgow as the first “Glasgow Herald” Visiting Fellow. He currently serves as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at MUW.
For more information about the book visit http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-7486-2488-1/contributions-to-blackwoods-edinburgh-magazine.