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Riach, Alan


RIACH, Alan. Scottish, b. 1957. Genres: Poetry, Literary criticism and history. Career: University of Waikato, School of Humanities, Hamilton, New Zealand, tutor, 1986-89, senior tutor, 1990, lecturer in English, 1990- 94, senior lecturer, associate professor of English, pro-dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, 1995-2001; University of Glasgow, Dept of Scottish Literature, head, 2001-, professor of Scottish literature, 2003-. Script- writer for and guest on programs for Radio New Zealand. Publications: Hugh MacDiarmid's Epic Poetry, 1991; The Poetry of Hugh MacDiarmid, 1995. POEMS: (with P. McCarey) For What It Is, 1988; This Folding Map, 1990; An Open Return, 1991; First and Last Songs, 1995; From the Vision of Hell, 1998; Clearances, 2001. EDITOR: (with M. Williams) The Radical Imagination: Lectures and Talks by Wilson Harris, 1992; (with M. Grieve) Selected Poetry of Hugh MacDiarmid, 1992; Selected Prose of Hugh MacDiarmid, 1992; H. MacDiarmid, Contemporary Scottish Studies, 1995; (co) H. MacDiarmid, Raucle Tongue, 3 vols., 1996-98; H. MacDiarmid, Albyn, 1996; (with R. Watson) H. MacDiarmid, Annals of the Five Senses and Other Stories, Sketches, and Plays, 1999; (co) H. MacDiarmid, New Selected Letters, 2001. Contributor to books and periodicals. Address: Department of Scottish Literature, University of Glasgow, 7 University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QH, Scotland. Online address: [email protected]

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