Dr Andrew Monnickendam


Andrew Monnickendam is Professor of English Literature at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His major area is the nineteenth and twentieth-century novel, with a special interest in the first two decades of the nineteenth century, and particularly the figures of Walter Scott and his Scottish contemporaries. His other area of research is the literature of war, especially the transitional period between war and peace, and the problems the narration of horror presents to its witness.

Professor Monnickendam has recently participated in the Global Burns Network and the Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe group. He is currently writing a book on the representation of violence in war narratives.

Amongst his most significant publications are The Novels of Walter Scott and his Literary Relations (2013); “The Scottish National Tale”, in (ed. Murray Pittock), The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Romanticism (2011); Back to Peace: Reconciliation and Retribution in the Postwar Period (2008, Eds. Aránzazu Usandizaga and Andrew Monnickendam) and an annotated critical edition of Christian Isobel Johnstone’s 1815 Clan-Albin: A National Tale (2003).

Plenary Abstract, Andrew Monnickendam