Marina Dossena is Professor of English Language at the University of Bergamo, Italy, having previously taught at Milan University and the University of Edinburgh. Her main research interests focus on English historical dialectology, especially in relation to Scots and Scottish English. Her current research centres on Late Modern English, with special attention given to ‘language history from below’. Her publications include Scotticisms in Grammar and Vocabulary (2005), several edited and co-edited collections of essays, including Transatlantic Perspectives on Late Modern English (2015), journal articles and book chapters. She is currently compiling a corpus of nineteenth-century Scottish correspondence based on previously unedited manuscripts.Stefano Rosso is Associate Professor of American Literature at the University of Bergamo, Italy, having taught at the University of Verona, Italy, and Binghamton University, USA, where he also studied on a Fulbright scholarship. He is co-editor of Ácoma. Rivista Internazionale di Studi Nordamericani, directs the critical series “americane”, and has published in journals such as Critical Inquiry, boundary 2 and alfabeta. He is the author of Musi gialli e berretti verdi. Narrativa USA e Guerra del Vietnam (2003) and Rapsodie della Frontiera. Sulla narrativa western contemporanea (2012), and the editor of six volumes including Le frontiere del Far West (2008), L’invenzione del west(ern) (2010), and Come Gather ‘Round Friends (2013). He is currently serving on the Executive Council of the Western Literature Association (2015-17).