Kenneth McNeil

Attachment-1Originally from northern California, Kenneth McNeil is professor of English teaching courses in Scottish, Romantic, Victorian, and Chicano Literature, and on the image of the child and childhood in nineteenth-century Britain and America.  He also teaches a course on The Lord of The Rings.

His current research interests are in Scottish literature of the Romantic era (c. 1790-1830) and its influence in the transatlantic world.  He is currently writing a book on the subject, which focuses on the influence of Scottish writers on imagining history and cultural memory in the transatlantic world.

Recent publications include a chapter on “Ballads and Borders” for The Edinburgh Companion to Walter Scott, published by Edinburgh UP in 2012, several other articles and book chapters on topics in Scottish Romanticism, and a book—Scotland, Britain, Empire:  Writing the Highlands, 1760-1860, published by the Ohio State UP in 2007.