An Introduction to Coolabah’s Special Issue on Mythical and Fictional Islands


  • Sarah MacKinnon Independent scholar



This special issue of Coolabah features a series of papers that explore how islands are imagined and articulated outside the geographical and biological parameters of reality. It is hoped this special thematic issue of Coolabah will introduce Island Studies to a new audience of interdisciplinary scholars and in doing so will encourage new debates and/or viewpoints to engage with the field of island research.

Author Biography

Sarah MacKinnon , Independent scholar

Sarah R. MacKinnon is an independent researcher based on the Isle of Barra in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, where she is working to revitalize the Scottish Gaelic language. She completed a PhD in island geography in 2014 and has written papers on islands in science fiction and island music.