Scottish Literature

The University of Glasgow hosts the only academic unit in the world exclusively dedicated to the teaching and research of Scottish Literature.

Established in 1971, Scottish Literature is regarded as a world-leading research unit with a teaching provision which covers the range of Scottish literature from the 14th century to the present day.

Our Centre for Robert Burns Studies is dedicated to Scotland’s national bard, and we are involved in all aspects of Scotland’s literary heritage.

Staff members are active within the wider world of Scottish literature at home and abroad. Many of us are involved in key editions of major Scottish writers (notably Robert Burns, James Hogg, Walter Scott and Hugh MacDiarmid) and many have published major critical texts on a wide range of Scottish literary subjects.