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Stephen Copley Annual Lecture

Tuesday 18 October 2011, 5.30PM

Professor Nigel Leask ( University of Glasgow)

Paper: ‘”To see oursels as others see us!”: How did Burns read Adam Smith?'


Nigel Leask was appointed to Glasgow's Regius Chair in English Language and Literature in September 2004. He was previously Reader in Romantic Literature in the English Faculty at Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge. 

His research interests include Romantic literature and culture, Romantic engagements with Empire, Travel writing, Anglo-Indian literature of the Romantic period, and Burns and Scottish literature of the 1790s.

Recent publications include  British Romanticism and Popular Culture in Britain and Ireland. Editor with Dr Philip Connell (Cambridge University Press, 2009); and Robert Burns and Pastoral Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland  (Oxford University Press, 2010).

There will be a wine reception following this lecture

Location: K/122, The Huntingdon room, at the King's Manor

Admission: Public Lecture: All Welcome. Wine reception following paper