Fellow: Fielding
Elected: 2020
Discipline: Language, Literature and History
Professor Penny Fielding
Grierson Professor of English Literature, University of Edinburgh
Penny Fielding formerly held posts at the University of Bristol and Trinity College Dublin. Her research interests are in Scottish Literature, 1750 to the present; space and place; and modern and contemporary spy fiction. She is co-director of the Writing the North project with the Shetland Museum and Archives, General Editor of the New Edinburgh Edition of Robert Louis Stevenson, and co-director of Edinburgh Spy Week – an annual series of public events about espionage fiction and history. Her publications include Scotland and the Fictions of Geography and The 1880s (co-edited with Andrew Taylor).