Randall Stevenson (Saltire Prize 2005)

Professor of Twentieth-Century Literature


Professor Randall Stevenson was born in the north of Scotland, grew up in Glasgow, and studied at the University of Edinburgh (astrophysics, then English Literature) and the University of Oxcford.

After working for a time in a government college in North-West Nigeria, he returned to the Department of English Literature in the University of Edinburgh as a lecturer in 1979.

He has also worked as Associate Director of the University’s International Office, and as Dean of the Scottish Universities’ International Summer School, and has lectured abroad, often for the British Council, in eleven European countries and in Korea, Egypt and Nigeria. His work has been translated into Italian and Russian, and new editions of critical studies published in Romania and in China.

Past PhD students supervised

Maxim Shadurski - Utopia and National Identity

Niklas Salmose - Nostalgia in Modern Literature


Nina Engelhardt - Mathematics and Literature

Colette Tulin Osgun - Scottish Theatre since 1970

Project activity

Current projects include general editorship of the ten-volume Edinburgh History of Twentieth-Century Literature in Britain, which began publication in 2010.

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