Dr Rhona Brown

  • Senior Lecturer (Scottish Literature)

telephone: 01413308529
email: Rhona.Brown@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests

  • Eighteenth-century Scottish literature
  • The eighteenth-century Scottish periodical press
  • Scottish club culture in the eighteenth century
  • Eighteenth-century Scottish literary networks
  • Scottish Romanticism

 

  • Allan Ramsay
  • Robert Fergusson
  • James Beattie
  • Robert Burns  

 

Biography

Rhona Brown is a graduate of Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities. Her doctoral thesis (GU, 2004) re-contextualised the work of eighteenth-century Edinburgh poet, Robert Fergusson.

Rhona joined Scottish Literature as a lecturer in 2006. Her teaching focuses on Scottish literature from the medieval period to the late eighteenth century and beyond, and she is Head of the Scottish Literature Subject Area. She currently serves as a General Editor on Brill/Rodopi's Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature (SCROLL) series and was, until 2013, Reviews Editor for Scottish Literary Review. She has organised many conferences: amongst others, she was co-organiser of 'Before Blackwood's: Scottish Journalism in the Age of Enlightenment' (GU, 2010), 'Representing Ayrshire: John Galt and His Successors' (ASLS/AFHS, 2013) and recently co-convened the first World Congress of Scottish Literatures (GU, 2014). She has been heavily involved in establishing a new International Association for the Study of Scottish Literatures, in which she holds the position of Secretary. Rhona is also convener of the Research Sub-Group of Burns Scotland, a nationally recognised collection of Burns material which involves representatives from the libraries, museums, galleries and local authorities which hold Burns manuscripts, artefacts and objects.

Her first monograph, Robert Fergusson and the Scottish Periodical Press (Ashgate), was published in 2012, and in 2011-12 she edited two newly-discovered works by eighteenth-century Scottish authors: James Beattie's Grotesquiad and a lost poem on the life of an Edinburgh gentlemen's club by Robert Fergusson. In 2015, she published a co-edited (with Alex Benchimol and David Shuttleton) collection of essays entitled Before Blackwood's: Scottish Journalism in the Age of Enlightenment (Pickering & Chatto). She has published journal articles and book chapters on James Currie, James Hogg, Laurence Sterne, James Tytler, Allan Ramsay and Robert Burns. She has recently completed several articles on the Cape Club, an eighteenth-century Edinburgh gentleman's club, and has worked on the reception of John Wilkes in contemporary Scottish periodicals. Rhona continues to research eighteenth-century Scottish authors' relationship with the periodical press and club culture, as well as eighteenth-century Scottish poetry more generally. She is currently researching the depiction of Corsican politics in the Scottish press of the 1760s and 1770s and the radical Scottish newspapers and journals of the 1790s. She is Co-Investigator on two major, AHRC-funded editing projects - Editing Robert Burns for the Twenty-First Century: Poetry and Correspondence (PI Gerard Carruthers) and The Edinburgh Allan Ramsay (PI Murray Pittock). These projects will provide new, full scholarly editions of the work of both Burns and Ramsay; Rhona will co-edit the Correspondence of Burns, and will edit Ramsay's Poetry and Prose.


Supervision

Rhona has supervised MPhil and doctoral research on the work of Allan Ramsay and James Thomson, Thomas Carlyle, nineteenth-century Scottish women’s poetry, Ulster-Scots poetry, the work of Edwin Morgan and Liz Lochhead, Robert Burns and his contemporaries and studies of publisher and book history.  She would be available to supervise postgraduate research on the wide range of eighteenth-century Scottish poetry, its relationship with politics, the Scottish periodical press and Scottish literary networks in the long eighteenth century.   

 


Additional Information

  • Head of Subject Area, Scottish Literature
  • Deputy Dean of Graduate Studies, College of Arts
  • Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • External Examiner, University of the Highlands and Islands
  • Convener of Burns Scotland's Research Sub-Group
  • General Editor, Rodopi/Brill's Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature (SCROLL) series
  • Reviews Editor, Scottish Literary Review (2008-2013)
  • Secretary, International Association of Scottish Literatures (2014-16)
  • Council Member, Association of Scottish Literary Studies

Publications

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Number of items: 36.

2017

Brown, R. (2017) Scotland, Britain, Europe: parallels with Eighteenth-Century political debate. Scottish Affairs, (Accepted for Publication)

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

Brown, R. (2017) Elizabeth Scot, nee Rutherford (1729-89). In: Ewan, E., Rendall, J., Reynolds, S. and Pipes, R. (eds.) The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women: Second Edition. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. (Submitted)

Brown, R. (2017) '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)

2016

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

2015

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)

Benchimol, A., Brown, R. and Shuttleton, D. (Eds.) (2015) Before Blackwood's: Scottish Journalism in the Age of Enlightenment. Series: Enlightenment World. Pickering and Chatto: London. ISBN 9781848935501

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

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

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) '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

2014

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

Brown, R. (2014) The long-lost James Beattie: the (re)discovery of "The Grotesquiad". Review of English Studies, 65(270), pp. 456-473. (doi:10.1093/res/hgt086)

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

2013

Brown, R. (2013) 'A Tale of Two Britons'. Scotsman,

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

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)

2012

Brown, R. (2012) Allan Ramsay and Robert Fergusson. In: Hadfield, A. (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature. Oxford University Press: New York.

Brown, R. (2012) Allan Ramsay, Robert Fergusson and Robert Burns. In: Stafford, F. and Sergeant, D. (eds.) Burns and Other Poets. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 23-38. ISBN 9780748643578

Brown, R. (2012) "The Cape still flourishes anon": A new Club poem by Robert Fergusson. Review of Scottish Culture, 24, pp. 110-125.

Brown, R. (2012) 'Guid black prent': Robert Burns and the contemporary Scottish and American periodical press. In: Alker, S., Davis, L. and Nelson, H.F. (eds.) Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture. Series: Ashgate series in nineteenth-century transatlantic studies. Ashgate. ISBN 9781409405764

Brown, R. (2012) Robert Fergusson and the Scottish Periodical Press. Ashgate: Farnham, UK. ISBN 9781409420231

Brown, R. (2012) Twentieth-century poetry. In: Norquay, G. (ed.) Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Women's Writing. Series: Edinburgh companions to Scottish literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 140-151. ISBN 9780748644315

2011

Brown, R. (2011) Twentieth-Century Burns Scholars: Thomas Crawford. Burns Chronicle, 2011, pp. 9-12.

Brown, R. (2011) James Beattie's 'The Grotesquiad': a major literary find at Abbotsford library. Times Literary Supplement, 9th Ju,

2010

Brown, R.L. (2010) The biographical construction of Robert Fergusson, 1774-1900. Drouth, 34, pp. 53-63.

2009

Brown, R.L. (2009) Robert Burns and Robert Ferguson. In: Carruthers, G. (ed.) The Edinburgh Companion to Robert Burns. Series: Edinburgh companions to Scottish literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748636488

Brown, R.L. and McCue, K.C. (2009) Burns 'The outré being' and 'The beautiful nymph of Ballochmyle'. In: Rodgers, J. and Carruthers, G. (eds.) Fickle Man : Robert Burns in the 21st Century. Sandstone: Dingwall, pp. 215-233. ISBN 9781905207275

2007

Brown, R.L. and Carruthers, G. (2007) Robert Fergusson and The gentleman and lady's weekly magazine. Eighteenth-Century Scotland, 21, pp. 10-13.

2006

Brown, R.L. (2006) Brothers in misfortune: Robert Fergusson and Thomas Chatterton. Thomas Chatteton Newsletter, 3,

Brown, R.L. (2006) Forging Yorick: constructions and counterfeits of Laurence Sterne in the Scottish Periodical Press. Shandean: An Annual Volume Devoted to Laurence Sterne and his Works, 17, pp. 93-106.

2005

Brown, R.L. (2005) Making Robert Burns: the unpublished correspondence of James Currie. Burns Chronicle, Winter, pp. 4-9.

Brown, R.L. (2005) Reconstructing the Ettrick Shepherd: James Hogg and his work in the twenty-first century. SCOTIA: Interdisciplinary Journal of Scottish Studies, 29, pp. 26-44.

Brown, R.L. (2005) The city poetry of Robert Fergusson and Robert Hogg. Studies in Hogg and His World, 16, pp. 36-52.

Brown, R.L. and Carruthers, G. (2005) John Mitchell's "A braid glow'r at the clergy". Burns Chronicle, Spring,

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Number of items: 36.

Articles

Brown, R. (2017) Scotland, Britain, Europe: parallels with Eighteenth-Century political debate. Scottish Affairs, (Accepted for Publication)

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

Brown, R. (2014) The long-lost James Beattie: the (re)discovery of "The Grotesquiad". Review of English Studies, 65(270), pp. 456-473. (doi:10.1093/res/hgt086)

Brown, R. (2013) 'A Tale of Two Britons'. Scotsman,

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. (2012) "The Cape still flourishes anon": A new Club poem by Robert Fergusson. Review of Scottish Culture, 24, pp. 110-125.

Brown, R. (2011) Twentieth-Century Burns Scholars: Thomas Crawford. Burns Chronicle, 2011, pp. 9-12.

Brown, R. (2011) James Beattie's 'The Grotesquiad': a major literary find at Abbotsford library. Times Literary Supplement, 9th Ju,

Brown, R.L. (2010) The biographical construction of Robert Fergusson, 1774-1900. Drouth, 34, pp. 53-63.

Brown, R.L. and Carruthers, G. (2007) Robert Fergusson and The gentleman and lady's weekly magazine. Eighteenth-Century Scotland, 21, pp. 10-13.

Brown, R.L. (2006) Brothers in misfortune: Robert Fergusson and Thomas Chatterton. Thomas Chatteton Newsletter, 3,

Brown, R.L. (2006) Forging Yorick: constructions and counterfeits of Laurence Sterne in the Scottish Periodical Press. Shandean: An Annual Volume Devoted to Laurence Sterne and his Works, 17, pp. 93-106.

Brown, R.L. (2005) Making Robert Burns: the unpublished correspondence of James Currie. Burns Chronicle, Winter, pp. 4-9.

Brown, R.L. (2005) Reconstructing the Ettrick Shepherd: James Hogg and his work in the twenty-first century. SCOTIA: Interdisciplinary Journal of Scottish Studies, 29, pp. 26-44.

Brown, R.L. (2005) The city poetry of Robert Fergusson and Robert Hogg. Studies in Hogg and His World, 16, pp. 36-52.

Brown, R.L. and Carruthers, G. (2005) John Mitchell's "A braid glow'r at the clergy". Burns Chronicle, Spring,

Books

Brown, R. (2012) Robert Fergusson and the Scottish Periodical Press. Ashgate: Farnham, UK. ISBN 9781409420231

Book Sections

Brown, R. (2017) Elizabeth Scot, nee Rutherford (1729-89). In: Ewan, E., Rendall, J., Reynolds, S. and Pipes, R. (eds.) The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women: Second Edition. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. (Submitted)

Brown, R. (2017) '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. (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

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

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

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

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. 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

Brown, R. (2012) Allan Ramsay and Robert Fergusson. In: Hadfield, A. (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature. Oxford University Press: New York.

Brown, R. (2012) Allan Ramsay, Robert Fergusson and Robert Burns. In: Stafford, F. and Sergeant, D. (eds.) Burns and Other Poets. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 23-38. ISBN 9780748643578

Brown, R. (2012) 'Guid black prent': Robert Burns and the contemporary Scottish and American periodical press. In: Alker, S., Davis, L. and Nelson, H.F. (eds.) Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture. Series: Ashgate series in nineteenth-century transatlantic studies. Ashgate. ISBN 9781409405764

Brown, R. (2012) Twentieth-century poetry. In: Norquay, G. (ed.) Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Women's Writing. Series: Edinburgh companions to Scottish literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 140-151. ISBN 9780748644315

Brown, R.L. (2009) Robert Burns and Robert Ferguson. In: Carruthers, G. (ed.) The Edinburgh Companion to Robert Burns. Series: Edinburgh companions to Scottish literature. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748636488

Brown, R.L. and McCue, K.C. (2009) Burns 'The outré being' and 'The beautiful nymph of Ballochmyle'. In: Rodgers, J. and Carruthers, G. (eds.) Fickle Man : Robert Burns in the 21st Century. Sandstone: Dingwall, pp. 215-233. ISBN 9781905207275

Edited Books

Benchimol, A., Brown, R. and Shuttleton, D. (Eds.) (2015) Before Blackwood's: Scottish Journalism in the Age of Enlightenment. Series: Enlightenment World. Pickering and Chatto: London. ISBN 9781848935501

Website

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

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