Dr Paul Malgrati

  • Research Assistant (Scottish Literature)
  • Tutor (School of Critical Studies)


A native of France, with a diverse background in social sciences, history, philosophy, and literature, Paul Malgrati holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) as well as a doctorate from the University of St Andrews. In 2020, he completed his PhD thesis, ‘Robert Burns in Scottish Politics (1914-2014)’; a, interdisciplinary study exploring the contested legacy of ‘Scotland National Bard’, from Victorian unionism to 1940s socialism and contemporary nationalism.  This thesis, which was awarded the 2020 Ross Roy Medal and selected for the University of St Andrews’ Samuel Rutherford Prize, is forthcoming as a monograph with Edinburgh University Press in 2023.

In February 2020, Paul joined the Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University of Glasgow, where he now works as Research Assistant on ‘The Burns Supper in History and Today’ (PI: Prof. Gerard Carruthers). This project involves public engagement with the global Burns community as well as the creation of an interactive map, inventorying more than 2,500 contemporary Burns Suppers and detailing their menus, setting, entertainments, and orders of ceremony. The release of this map, in 2021, was seconded by a special ‘Burns Supper’ issue of E.U.P’s new, peer-reviewed Burns Chronicle, guest-edited by Paul.

Since May 2021, Paul is also involved in the research project, ‘BOSLIT: Creating Digital Futures and Network’ (PI: Prof Kirsteen McCue) aiming to re-house the Bibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation (BOSLIT) at the University of Glasgow. For this project, Paul has created a website, which was launched in December 2021.

Besides academia, Paul also publishes poetry and translations in both Scots and French. In 2020, his poetry manuscript, Poèmes Ecossais, was shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award. It is now forthcoming with Blue Diode Press in July 2022.

Research interests


  • Scottish literature from the 18th century to the 21st
  • Robert Burns’s legacy & Burns Suppers
  • Scottish literary politics in the twentieth century
  • Scottish modernism & postmodernism
  • Cultural Memory of the ‘Auld Alliance’ between Scotland & France
  • Literary translation
  • The Scots Language & Scots Writing
  • Working-class writing


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Malgrati, P. (2021) Database of Contemporary Burn Suppers. [Data Collection]

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Additional information


Malgrati, P. (forthcoming, January 2023), Robert Burns in Scottish Cultural Politics. The Bard of Contention (1914-2014), Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Malgrati, P. (forthcoming, July 2022), Poèmes Ecossais, Edinburgh: Blue Diode Press.

Crawford, Robert (2021), Curriculum Violette, French trans. Paul Malgrati, Geneva: Molecular Press.



Malgrati, P.  (2021) ‘Geography and Typology of Contemporary Burns Suppers’, Burns Chronicle, 130/1, pp.127-148.

Malgrati P. (2021), ‘Guest Editorial’, Burns Chronicle, 130/1, pp.i-v.

Malgrati P. (2020)  ‘Joe Corrie’s In Time o’ Strife, the General Strike of 1926, and the Impasse of Insurgent Masculinity’. Studies in Scottish Literature 46 (1)

Malgrati P. (2020) ‘Pit and Plough: Joe Corrie’s Burns’, Burns Chronicle (Kilmarnock, 2020)

Malgrati P. (2019)  ‘Towards a post-colonial alliance? Some perspectives on Franco-Scots poetry translation’. The Bottle Imp (26)

Malgrati P. (2019) 'MacDiarmid's Burns: The Political Context. 1917-1928', in Scottish Literary Review, 11/1, Spring 2019.

Paul Malgrati, (2018) ‘Red City, Brown City, City of Men: Radical Activism and Virile Politics in Interwar Saint-Denis’. Histoire@Politique, 35 [In French].



Malgrati P., ‘Blog of the Bibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation’, University of Glasgow (2021)

Malgrati, P., Aitken, B., ‘Interactive Map of Burns Suppers’, University of Glasgow (2020)

Malgrati, P. (ed.), ‘Joe Corrie Website’, University of St Andrews (2019).