This New Directions grant will fund four weeks' study and research in Edinburgh, Scotland, where I will deepen my knowledge of the Scottish Enlightenment and Scottish Romanticism under the direction of experts in these fields, while researching 19th century Scottish travelers to Latin America in the National Library and National Archives of Scotland. These interconnected ventures will prepare me for new directions in my teaching and research. First, in the short term I will offer a new course, "Green Romanticism," at the College of Wooster next year, and in the long term I will increase our department's offerings in Romanticism. Second, I will build on, and broaden, my past research in 19th century women’s travel writing by exploring the influence of Scottish travelers on constructions of national identity in the New World across the 19th century. Finally, the intellectual and archival work accomplished during my time in Edinburgh will allow me to begin a book manuscript to contribute to the growing field of Scottish Transatlanticism.