Research in Scottish Literature

We research Scottish literature in Scots and English from the medieval period until the 21st century.

Since 1971 the University of Glasgow has supported the only subject-area in the world exclusively devoted to the study of Scottish Literature, with members of the area past and present supplying some of the most important publications in the discipline.

We have been closely involved with the research output of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies, the Scottish Text Society and a number of scholarly edition projects, including Walter Scott, James Hogg, Hugh MacDiarmid and, most recently, the Oxford University Press Collected Works of Robert Burns.