B.O. Murdoch is Professor of German at the University of Stirling. He has published widely on medieval and modern literature in German and Celtic, including Adam's Grace (Brewer, 2000) and The Germanic Hero (Hambledon, 1996). His main research interests include medieval literature in general (Germanic and also Celtic), especially religious literature; the Baroque; and the literature of the world wars, especially the writings of Erich Maria Remarque. J.A. Tasioulas is a Fellow in English at Newnham College, Cambridge and has written on Chaucer and medieval drama and edited The Makars (Canongate, 1999), a collection of the poems of Henryson, Dunbar and Douglas.