Graduate Studies in the Centre for Robert Burns Studies

Current Research Projects

  • Moira Hansen, "Melancholy and low spirits are half my disease’: Physical and Mental Health in the Life and Works of Robert Burns" (PhD dissertation; Moira is recipient of a four-year Lord Kelvin Adam Smith award from the University of Glasgow); co-supervised by Professor Daniel Smith (Psychiatry).
  • Kevin Gallagher, researching the critical reception of Burns by Modernist Scottish writers. (Kevin is the Shaw Scholar for 2016/17).


Completed Research Projects

'Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century' project graduate students:

  • Jonathan Henderson, "Robert Burns's Engagement with the Language of Sentiment in 18th Century Writings" (PhD awarded 2016).
  • Arun Sood, "Robert Burns and the United States of America, c. 1786-1866" (PhD awarded 2016).
  • Clark McGinn, "'Every honour except canonisation': the global development of the Burns Supper, 1801 to 2009" (PhD awarded 2013).
  • Pauline Mackay, "Bawdry and the Body in the Work of Robert Burns: the Poet's Unofficial Self" (PhD awarded 2010).