Browse the publications produced by our team at the Centre for Robert Burns Studies:

Brown, R. (2019) 'The Bohemian Club': A Study of Edinburgh's Cape Club'. In: Wallace, M. C. (ed.) The Need to Belong: Scottish Associationism in the Age of Enlightenment. Bucknell University Press: Lewisburg, PA. (In Press)

Brown, R. (2019) Educating the female child: debates from the Scottish periodical press in Enlightenment Scotland, 1750–1800. In: Dunnigan, S. and Lai, S.-F. (eds.) The Land of Story-Books: Scottish Children's Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century. Series: Occasional papers (Association for Scottish Literary Studies) (23). Scottish Literature International: Glasgow, pp. 1-19. ISBN 9781908980298

Brown, R. (2019) Self-curation, self-editing and audience construction by eighteenth-century Scots vernacular poets. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 42(2), pp. 157-174. (doi:10.1111/1754-0208.12605)

Carruthers, G. (2019) Responses to Peterloo in Scotland, 1819-1822. In: Demson, M. and Hewitt, R. (eds.) Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience and Claim-making During the Romantic Era. Series: Edinburgh critical studies in romanticism. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474428569

McCue, K. (2019) Romantic National Song Network. [Website]

Baraniuk, C. (2018) Bringing it all back home: the fluctuating reputation of James Orr (1770-1816), Ulster-Scots poet and Irish patriot. In: Devlin Trew, J. and Pierse, M. (eds.) Rethinking the Irish Diaspora: After the Gathering. Series: Migration, diasporas and citizenship. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, Switzerland, pp. 133-156. ISBN 9783319407838 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-40784-5_6)

Brown, R. (2018) The afterlives of Allan Ramsay in the British Periodical Press, 1720-1870. Scottish Literary Review, 10(1), pp. 95-115.

Brown, R. (2018) Scotland, Britain, Europe: parallels with Eighteenth-Century political debate. Scottish Affairs, 27(1), pp. 54-62. (doi:10.3366/scot.2018.0223)

Carruthers, G. (2018) Jacobite Unionism. In: Carruthers, G. and Kidd, C. (eds.) Literature and Union: Scottish Texts, British Contexts. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198736233 (doi:10.1093/oso/9780198736233.003.0006)

Carruthers, G. and Kidd, C. (2018) Literature and Union: Scottish Texts, British Contexts. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198736233

Carruthers, G. (2018) Postscript: the strange death of literary Unionism. In: Carruthers, G. and Kidd, C. (eds.) Literature and Union: Scottish Texts, British Contexts. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 349-362. ISBN 9780198736233 (doi:10.1093/oso/9780198736233.003.0016)

Carruthers, G. (2018) Postscript: Varieties of cultural improvement in the long eighteenth century. In: Benchimol, A. and Mckeever, G. (eds.) Cultures of Improvement in Scottish Romanticism, 1707-1840. Routledge, pp. 233-237. ISBN 9781138482937

Carruthers, G. (2018) William Angus McIlvanney [Obituary]. Burns Chronicle, 2017, pp. 139-141.

Hansen, M. (2018) "A mind diseased?": examining Burns's mental health within a modern clinical framework. Burns Chronicle, 2018, pp. 34-43.

Hansen, M. Smith, D. J. and Carruthers, G. (2018) Mood disorder in the personal correspondence of Robert Burns: testing a novel inter-disciplinary approach. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 48(2), pp. 165-174. (doi:10.4997/JRCPE.2018.212)

Lamont, C. (2018) Allan Ramsay & Edinburgh: commemoration in the city of forgetting. Scottish Literary Review, 10(1), pp. 117-137.

Mackay, P. (2018) 'In Bawdy Policy Well-Gifted': Allan Ramsay, Bawdry and the Reformation of Manners. Scottish Literary Review, 10(1), pp. 73-94.

McCue, K. (2018) The culture of song. In: Duff, D. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism. Series: Oxford handbooks. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 643-660. ISBN 9780199660896 (doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199660896.013.41)

Young, R. (2018) 'The Book of Maybees is very Braid': Ramsay's collection of Scots Proverbs and Enlightenment print culture. Scottish Literary Review, 10(1), pp. 19-48.

Brown, R. (2017) The Edinburgh Gazetteer: Radical Networks and Journalism in 1790s Scotland. [Website]

Carruthers, G. (2017) Fraternal claims: the brotherhoods of Robert Burns. In: Müller, K. P.Schwittlinsky, I. and Walker, R. (eds.) Inspiring Views from "a' the airts" on Scottish Literatures, Art & Cinema: The First World Congress of Scottish Literatures in Glasgow 2014. Series: Scottish studies international, 41. Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main, pp. 139-152. ISBN 9783631705018

Carruthers, G. (2017) Introduction: new developments in Robert Burns bibliography. Studies in Scottish Literature, 43(2), pp. 301-302.

Lamont, C. R. (2017) A Bibliography of Robert Burns for the 21st Century: 1786-1802. [Website]

Lamont, C. and Weir, D. (2017) 'Sir, Yours this moment I unseal': a Burns manuscript rediscovered in Paisley. Scottish Literary Review, 9(2), pp. 85-95.

Lamont, C. (2017) Towards a new bibliography of Robert Burns. Studies in Scottish Literature, 43(2), pp. 303-308.

Mackay, P. (2017) Robert Burns. In: Oxford Bibliographies Online. Oxford University Press.

McCue, K. (2017) ‘Difficult to imitate and impossible to equal’: Byron, Burns, Moore and the packaging of national song. Byron Journal, 45(2), pp. 113-126. (doi:10.3828/bj.2017.18)

Brown, R. (2016) Thomas Muir and the Edinburgh gazetteer: reporting on the 'friend of the people' before and after his trial. In: Carruthers, G. and Martin, D. (eds.) Thomas Muir of Huntershill: Essays for the Twenty-First Century. Humming Earth: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781846220517

Carruthers, G. (2016) Thomas Muir and Kirk politics. In: Carruthers, G. and Martin, D. (eds.) Thomas Muir of Huntershill: Essays for the Twenty First Century. Humming Earth: Edinburgh, pp. 141-167. ISBN 9781846220517

Carruthers, G. and Kaur, S. (2016) Thomas Muir and staff and student politics at the University of Glasgow. In: Carruthers, G. and Martin, D. (eds.) Thomas Muir of Huntershill: Essays for the Twenty First Century. Humming Earth: Edinburgh, pp. 89-111. ISBN 9781846220517

Carruthers, G. (2016) Thomas Muir of Huntershill in memory, culture & literature. In: Carruthers, G. and Martin, D. (eds.) Thomas Muir of Huntershill: Essays for the Twenty First Century. Humming Earth: Edinburgh, pp. 1-19. ISBN 9781846220517

Hansen, M. (2016) Burns and ‘Blue Devilism’. [Website]

Lamont, C. R. (2016) The beginning of a new bibliography of Robert Burns editions. Burns Chronicle, 2016, pp. 78-83.

Lamont, C. R. (2016) Burns in the heat of the South: rare books and modern technology. Robert Burns Lives,

Mackay, P. (2016) “Low, tame, and loathsome ribaldry”: Bawdry in Romantic Scotland. European Romantic Review, 27(4), pp. 433-448. (doi:10.1080/10509585.2016.1190086)

McLean, R. and Young, R. (2016) Introduction. In: Simpson, K.McLean, R. and Young, R. (eds.) The Scottish Enlightenment and Literary Culture. Series: Studies in eighteenth-century Scotland. Bucknell University Press. ISBN 9781611488005

Pittock, M. and Lamont, C. R. (2016) Spatial humanities: mapping Edinburgh in the first age of Enlightenment. Studies in Scottish Literature, 42(2), pp. 151-163.

Scott, P. and Lamont, C. R. (2016) The first Irish edition of Robert Burns: a reexamination. Scottish Literary Review, 8(2), pp. 133-140.

Scott, P. and Lamont, C. (2016) Skinking and stinking: the printing and proofing of Robert Burns's poems (Edinburgh, 1787). Book Collector, 65(4), pp. 601-616.

Young, R. (2016) “A parcel of mash’d old rags”: some provisional remarks on the Burns Paper Database. Burns Chronicle, 2017, pp. 46-59.

Young, R. (2016) Sympathetick curiosity: drama, moral thought, and the science of human nature. In: Simpson, K.McLean, R. and Young, R. (eds.) The Scottish Enlightenment and Literary Culture. Series: Studies in eighteenth-century Scotland. Bucknell University Press: Lewisburg. ISBN 9781611488005

Young, R. (2016) Teaching Robert Burns online. Robert Burns Lives,

Young, R. (2016) Thomas Muir at Glasgow: John Millar and the University. In: Carruthers, G. and Martin, D. (eds.) Thomas Muir of Huntershill: Essays for the 21st Century. Humming Earth: Edinburgh, pp. 112-140. ISBN 9781846220517

 Benchimol, A. Brown, R. and Shuttleton, D. (2015) Introduction. In: Benchimol, A.Brown, R. and Shuttleton, D. (eds.) Before Blackwood's: Scottish Journalism in the Age of Enlightenment. Series: Enlightenment world (29). Pickering and Chatto: London, pp. 1-8. ISBN 9781848935501

Black, R. and Carruthers, G. (2015) The eighteenth century. In: Sassi, C. (ed.) The International Companion to Scottish Poetry. Series: International companions to Scottish literature (3). Association for Scottish Literary Studies: Glasgow, pp. 54-63. ISBN 9781908980151

Brown, R. (2015) 'Beshrew the sombre pencil!": Robert Fergusson (1750-74) and sensibility in Scotland. In: Thompson, P. (ed.) Beyond Sense and Sensibility: Moral Formation and Literary Imagination from Johnson to Wordsworth. Bucknell University Press. ISBN 9781611486407

Brown, R. (2015) Literary communities and commemorations in the Edinburgh Cape Club. Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 38(4), pp. 525-539. 12348. (doi:10.1111/1754-0208.12348)

Brown, R. (2015) 'Rebellious Highlanders': the reception of Corsica in the Edinburgh periodical press, 1730-1800. Studies in Scottish Literature, 41(1), pp. 108-128.

Brown, R. (2015) Robert Fergusson. In: Day, G. H. and Lynch, J. (eds.) The Encyclopedia of British Literature, 1660-1789. Wiley-Blackwell: London. ISBN 9781444330205

Brown, R. (2015) Wilkes and Scottish liberty: the reception of John Wilkes in the Weekly Magazine, or Edinburgh Amusement. In: Benchimol, A.Brown, R. and Shuttleton, D. (eds.) Before Blackwood's: Scottish Journalism in the Age of Enlightenment. Series: Enlightenment World. Pickering and Chatto: London. ISBN 9781848935501

Carruthers, G. (2015) The Burns movement, the chair of Scottish history & literature at the University of Glasgow and the study of Scottish literature. Burns Chronicle, 2015, pp. 60-64.

Carruthers, G. (2015) The failure of historicism in Scottish literary studies: a case-study involving the Burns movement and the chair of Scottish history and literature at the University of Glasgow. In: Müller, K. P. (ed.) Scotland 2014 and Beyond – Coming of Age and Loss of Innocence? Series: Scottish studies international - publications of the Scottish Studies Centre, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in Germersheim, 39. Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main. ISBN 9783631655719

Mackay, P. Henderson, J. and McIntyre, P. (2015) ‘Epitaph' on Grizzel Grim: a newly-discovered manuscript in the hand of Robert Burns. Studies in Scottish Literature, 41(1), pp. 253-258.

Pittock, M. and Lamont, C. R. (2015) Edinburgh's Enlightenment, 1680-1750. [Website]

Brown, R. (2014) The construction of Robert Fergusson's illness and death. In: Coyer, M. J. and Shuttleton, D. E. (eds.) Scottish Medicine and Literary Culture, 1726-1832. Series: Clio medica: perspectives in medical humanities (94). Rodopi: Amsterdam. ISBN 9789042038912

Brown, R. (2014) Memorialising the death and legacy of Robert Fergusson: romantic sympathy and enlightened medical improvement. Bottle Imp, 15,

Mackay, P. (2014) Timeline of the European reception of Robert Burns, 1796–2013. In: Pittock, M. (ed.) The Reception of Robert Burns in Europe. Series: The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe. Bloomsbury Academic: London, xxiii-lxvii. ISBN 9781441170316

McCue, K. and Rycroft, M. (2014) The reception of Robert Burns in music. In: Pittock, M. (ed.) The Reception of Robert Burns in Europe. Series: The reception of British and Irish authors in Europe. Bloomsbury Academic: London, pp. 267-291. ISBN 9781441170316

Brown, R. and Carruthers, G. (2013) Commemorating James Thomson, the seasons in Scotland, and Scots poetry. Studies in the Literary Imagination, 46(1), pp. 71-89. (doi:10.1353/sli.2013.0000)

Brown, R. and Buntin, M. (2013) Family resemblance: a dialogue between father and son. In: Campbell, M. and Dulau, A. (eds.) Allan Ramsay: Portraits of the Enlightenment. Prestel: Munich, pp. 51-65. ISBN 9783791348780

Carruthers, G. (2013) Character, Self, and Sociability in the Scottish Enlightenment ed. Thomas Ahnert & Susan Manning Palgrave, 2011. Bottle Imp(13), pp. 1-2. [Book Review]

McCue, K. and Campbell, K. (2013) Lowland song culture in the eighteenth century. In: Dunnigan, S. and Gilbert, S. (eds.) The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Traditional Literatures. Series: Edinburgh Companions to Scottish Literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 94-104. ISBN 9780748645398

Carruthers, G. (2011) Fiona Stafford, Local Attachments: The Province of Poetry. Eighteenth-Century Scotland(25), pp. 18-19. [Book Review]

McCue, K. (2011) Posing as the ultimate Scottish Songster: James Hogg’s Songs by the Ettrick Shepherd or Hogg GOLD! Bottle Imp(9), pp. 1-2.

Pittock, M.Mackay, P. and Whatley, C. (2011) Robert Burns: Inventing Tradition and Securing Memory, 1796-1909. [Website]

Carruthers, G. (2009) Abraham Lincoln and Robert Burns: Connected Lives and Legends. By Ferenc Morton Szasz. Scottish Historical Review, 88(2), pp. 381-382. (doi:10.3366/E0036924109001073) [Book Review]

Orr, J. and Carruthers, G. (2009) 'The deil's awa' wi' the exciseman' : Robert Burns the giver of guns to revolutionary France? In: Rodgers, J. and Carruthers, G. (eds.) Fickle Man: Robert Burns in the 21st Century. Sandstone: Dingwall, Ross-shire, pp. 257-266. ISBN 9781905207275

McCue, K. Hamilton, D. and Wellington, S. (2007) I'll Sing Ye A Wee Bit Sang: Selected Songs of James Hogg. [Audio]