Graduate Studies in the Centre for Robert Burns Studies

Current Research Projects

  • Kevin Gallagher, 'Death, Afterlives and the American Civil War: The Cultural Reception of Robert Burns, 1796-1865' (PhD dissertation; Kevin is recipient of a three-year College of Arts Excellence Postgraduate Scholarship award, and was the Shaw Scholar for 2016/17 for his MPhil research); co-supervised by Dr Rhona Brown and Dr Pauline Mackay.
  • Megan McManus, 'Ramsay's Women: Use of Genre in Representations of Female Characters in the Work of Allan Ramsay' (MPhil dissertation; Megan is recipient of the 2019/20 Shaw Scholarship); co-supervised by Dr Rhona Brown and Professor Murray Pittock.
  • Joanne Ferguson, 'A comparison of James Hogg and Robert Burns through the lens of "natural genius"' (MPhil dissertation); co-supervised by Professor Kirsteen McCue and Dr Rhona Brown.
  • Suping Li, 'Robert Burns's Shaping of Cultural Identity in his Country Poems' (PhD dissertation); co-supervised by Professor Murray Pittock and Dr Pauline Mackay.
  • Carlos Llaza, 'The sound of a rhinoceros: on translating Burns into Spanish' (PhD dissertation; Carlos is recipient of the Shaw Scholarship 2020/21); co-supervised by Professor Gerard Carruthers and Professor Nigel Leask.
  • John MacKenzie, 'The Influence of Robert Burns on John Steinbeck' (MPhil dissertation; John is recipient of the Shaw Scholarship 2018/2020); co-supervised by Professor Kirsteen McCue and Dr Ronnie Young.
  • Laurence Maxwell Stuart, 'Scottish Romanticism and the Sublime' (MPhil dissertation); co-supervised by Professor Gerard Carruthers and Dr Ronnie Young.
  • Alan Beck, 'Robert Burns and Greenock: 19th Century Reception and Civic Society' (PhD dissertation; Alan is recipient of the Shaw scholarship 2020/21); co-supervised by Professor Kirsteen McCue and Professor Gerry Carruthers.

 

Completed 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 awarded 2020; Moira was supported by a four-year Lord Kelvin Adam Smith award from the University of Glasgow).
  • Jonathan Henderson, 'Robert Burns's Engagement with the Language of Sentiment in 18th Century Writings' (PhD awarded 2016; Jonathan was funded by the AHRC as part of the 'Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century' project).
  • Arun Sood, 'Robert Burns and the United States of America, c. 1786-1866' (PhD awarded 2016; Arun was funded by the AHRC as part of the 'Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century' project).
  • 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).