Dr. Leith Davis, Professor, English
Dr. Leith Davis is the author of Acts of Union: Scotland and the Negotiation of the British Nation (Stanford UP, 1998) and Music, Postcolonialism and Gender: The Construction of Irish Identity, 1724–1874 (Notre Dame UP, 2005) and numerous articles on 18th- and 19th-century British culture as well as co-editor of Scotland and the Borders of Romanticism (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004) and Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture (Ashgate, 2012). Her new book, Media and Cultural Memory in Britain and Ireland, from the 1688–1745 Revolution to the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, forthcoming in 2021 with Cambridge University Press, explores the articulation of sites of cultural memory within the context of a shifting media ecology of the 18th century. Her co-edited collection of essay, The International Companion to Scottish Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century is also forthcoming in 2021 (ASLS). She is a co-founder of the Department of English's MA with Specialization in Print Culture and served previously as Director of Simon Fraser University's Scottish Studies Centre from 2008–2015 before assuming the role again in 2020. See more about Leith's research HERE.