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Professor Gerard Carruthers

Professor Gerard  CarruthersFrancis Hutcheson Professor of Scottish Literature
Gerard Carruthers FRSE holds the established Francis Hutcheson chair at the University of Glasgow. He is General Editor of the Oxford University Press edition of the collected works of Robert Burns and Principal Investigator of the AHRC major-grant funded, ‘Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century’. He is Chair of the ‘Burns Scotland’ (national recognised collection) partnership, and is also co-investigator on two Carnegie-funded projects: ‘Literature and Union’ (with Prof Colin Kidd, University of St Andrews) and ‘The People’s Voice: Poetry, Song and the Franchise, 1832-1918’ (with Dr Catriona Macdonald [History] and Prof Kirstie Blair [University of Stirling]). He has written or edited 15 books and has produced more than one hundred essays and articles.

Research and Teaching Interests

I am interested in the way in which tropes from psychiatry/psychology have been used (more often than not mis-used) in ‘generalist’ Scottish literary criticism. I am also interested in the presence of religion in Scottish literature.


LiteratureLiterature and MedicinePsychiatryPsychologyReligionRobert BurnsScotland