AHRC PhD Scholarships
Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century
This project is to produce the first volumes of the Oxford University Press edition of the works of Robert Burns. The successful applicant will benefit from scholarly association with the editorial team including some directed research, but will also be encouraged to pursue independent research into 18th century poetry and culture, with a focus on Robert Burns. Applicants with proposals centred on the area of ‘Burns & Eighteenth Century Poetry’ are invited. (PI: Professor Gerard Carruthers).
Possible/ Suggested Topics for Research
Possible areas for research are given below. Applicants are also welcome to suggest and develop their own research project in collaboration with the research team.
- Burns & Enlightenment/ Romanticism
- Burns & Eighteenth Century British and Irish Poetry
- Burns and Social Networks
- Traditions of Pastoral Poetry and their influence upon Burns
The PhD candidate will be co-supervised by Professor Nigel Leask and Dr Kirsteen McCue, and will be housed in the School of Critical Studies, having full access to the Centre for Burns Studies and regular contact with the team of senior scholars (Carruthers, Leask, McCue, Pittock, Smith) working on Burns.
Application and Criteria Information
Please see the Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century for more information including application and criteria details.
30th June 2012
Further information on current AHRC Studentships available in the College of Arts can be found on our Graduate School funding webpages.