Scottish and Irish Literature Research Review 2010-11

Theo van Heijnsbergen co-convened a session with Professor Carla Sassi (Verona) on ‘Dis/Placing the British Empire: theoretical and critical views of Scottish studies’ in Torino in August 2010 at the Tenth Biennial Conference of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE). Alan Riach also contributed to the ESSE conference in Turin. He undertook major internationalisation work for SCS in the Spring with a trip to both New Zealand and Singapore, in particular making strong connections for Language and Literature in Singapore which the School is now developing further. Gerry Carruthers’s visiting professorship to the University of Wyoming in the autumn term of 2011 was a significant event in terms of  extending the Scottish Romanticism network, and also for widening the participation of US colleges in the Principia Consortium – he is also visiting Fellow of All Soul’s College, Oxford  for Hilary Term 2012 (Jan-Mar). Kirsteen McCue took part in the Edinburgh International Festival- British Council series – Continental Shifts – as part of the 2011 Edinburgh International Festival. The School will play host to the Scottish Studies Global Congress in 2014 (convener, Murray Pittock), to coincide with the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.