Scottish Literature

The University of Glasgow hosts the only academic unit in the UK exclusively dedicated to the teaching and research of Scottish Literature.

Established in 1971, Scottish literature is regarded as a world-leading research unit (in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise) and the teaching provision here covers the range of Scottish literature from the 14th Century to the present day.

We are home to the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, the only research centre dedicated to Scotland's national bard, and we work closely with many contemporary authors and poets. Recent writers in residence have included the Scots Makar, Liz Lochhead and novelist Louise Welsh.

Staff members are active within the wider world of Scottish literature at home and abroad. Many of us are involved in key editions of major Scottish writers (notably Robert Burns, James Hogg, Walter Scott and Hugh MacDiarmid) and many have published key critical texts on a wide range of Scottish literary subjects.