History of English Literature at UofG

English Literature at the University of Glasgow is one of the oldest and most dynamic centres for the study of Anglophone literatures in the world, founded in 1861 with the institution of the Regius Chair in English Language and Literature, a post currently held by Professor Nigel Leask.

Several distinguished academics have taught in English Literature over the years. The famous Shakespearean critic A.C. Bradley taught at Glasgow between 1889 and 1901, and the current Bradley Chair of English Literature is Murray Pittock. Other well-known figures who taught English Literature at Glasgow include John Nicol, Walter Raleigh, William Macneile, Peter Alexander, Philip Hobsbaum, Robert Cummings, and Dorothy McMillan.