Professor Gerard Carruthers

Professor Gerard Carruthers

‌Francis Hutcheson Chair of Scottish Literature, School of Critical Studies

‘At Glasgow, we work in collaboration with cultural organisations and local authorities to grow the creative and cultural economy in Scotland.’

Professor Gerard Carruthers FRSE is Francis Hutcheson Chair of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow. He is Principal Investigator for the major project 'Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century' (awarded a total of £2 million by the AHRC in 2011 and 2016), General Editor of the new Oxford Collected Works of Robert Burns and Co-Director of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow.

Gerard is Convener of the 'Burns Scotland' partnership (the National Burns Collection) and is the university's representative on the Joint Abbotsford Advisory Committee guiding research into the library of Walter Scott.

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Professor Carruther's research interests include Scottish culture and literature from 1690 to the 20th century, particularly Robert Burns, Thomas Muir, Textual Editing, Muriel Spark, and the history of Scottish Studies.