Dr. Willy Maley is Professor of Renaissance Studies (English Literature) in the School of Criticism at the University of Glasgow. He is a Fellow of the English Association (FEA), and co-founder with Philip Hobsbaum in 1995 of Glasgow’s Creative Writing postgraduate programme. He has published widely on English Renaissance Literature, from Spenser to Milton, and on aspects of early modern and modern Scottish and Irish culture, from James Joyce to Alasdair Gray. He is the author of ASpenser Chronology (1994), Salvaging Spenser: Colonialism, Cultureand Identity (1997), Nation, State and Empire in English RenaissanceLiterature: Shakespeare to Milton (2003), and Muriel Spark forStarters (2008). He is editor, with Andrew Hadfield, of A View of thePresent State of Ireland: From the First Published Edition (1997). He has also edited eight collections of essays: with Brendan Bradshaw and Andrew Hadfield, RepresentingIreland: Literature and the Origins of Conflict, 1534-1660 (1993); with Bart Moore-Gilbert and Gareth Stanton, Postcolonial Criticism (1997); with David J. Baker, British Identities and English RenaissanceLiterature (2002); with Andrew Murphy, Shakespeare and Scotland (2004); with Alex Benchimol, Spheres ofInfluence: Intellectual and Cultural Publics from Shakespeare to Habermas (2006); with Philip Schwyzer, of Shakespeare and Wales: From the Marches to the Assembly (Ashgate, 2010); with Michael Gardiner, TheEdinburgh Companion to Muriel Spark (2010); and with Margaret Tudeau-Clayton, This England, ThatShakespeare: New Angles on Englishness and the Bard (2010).