English and Scottish Literature

Current research and activities

The Department of English Literature is actively involved in a variety of research projects and collaborations.

The James Tait Black Prizes

The James Tait Black Memorial Prizes are Britain’s oldest literary awards.

The James Tait Black Prizes

The Centre for the History of the Book

An international and interdisciplinary centre for advanced research into all aspects of the material culture of the text.

The Centre for the History of the Book

Scotland - Russia: Cultural Encounters Since 1900

The project is developing an online repository of textual and audio-visual materials dedicated to the history of cultural interchange between Scotland and Russia since 1900.

Scotland - Russia: Cultural Encounters Since 1900 project website


SELCIE (Scotland’s Early Literature for Children Initiative) is a collaborative research project, founded by Valentina Bold and Sarah Dunnigan in 2016, dedicated to exploring Scotland’s forgotten history of children’s literature.


Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network

This network presents researchers within the humanities with a forum in which to share insights in the study of environmental issues, and develop collaborative partnerships.

Edinburgh Environmental Humanities website

Sir David Lyndsay Society

The Sir David Lyndsay Society was established in 2007 as a friendly group of those interested in exchanging ideas and information about Lyndsay’s writing, life, and times.

Sir David Lyndsay Society​

The Carlyle Letters

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle is a major editorial project in Victorian studies.

The Carlyle Letters

The Edinburgh Review

"To be an Edinburgh Reviewer is, I suspect, the highest rank in modern literary society." (Essayist and critic William Hazlitt)

Edinburgh Review

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