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(Update 14 September, 2018)

Scottish Studies Newsletter 47 (September) is available here.

(Update 27 June, 2018)

Unsere Partner-Uni Glasgow bietet allen, also auch unseren Studierenden, einen Kurs über Robert Burns an (

    Celebrate Robert Burns with this free online course.

This free course from the Centre for Robert Burns Studies <>, University of Glasgow, will introduce you to the life, works and global celebrity of Robert Burns.

You’ll examine poems, songs, manuscripts, and objects used to commemorate the poet.
You’ll also develop your understanding of Robert Burns’s posthumous reputation - from Burns Suppers and Burns Night through to Hogmanay.

    What topics will you cover?

  * The cultural reputation of Robert Burns as patriot, lover, and man of the people
  * Robert Burns as poet and songwriter
  * Major works such as ‘Scots Wha Hae’, ‘Ae Fond Kiss’, ‘A Man’s a Man’, ‘The Vision’, and ‘Auld Lang Syne’
  * The commemoration of Burns in material culture
  * The international celebrity and legacy of Burns

*When would you like to start? * -   * 23 July 2018 

*What will you achieve? * - By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  * Explore the poems, songs and legacy of Robert Burns
  * Discuss the reputation of Burns as a national and international poet
  * Collaborate with other learners in researching and mapping examples of Burns's global reach
  * Develop an understanding of Burns's place in Scottish literary tradition
  * Engage with diverse media related to the study of Burns, including poems, song recordings, videos, images, maps, and manuscripts 

    Who is the course for?

No previous experience or qualifications are required for this course - just an interest in Robert Burns, Scottish history and culture, or poetry and song in general.

It is ideal for anyone considering further study in the field, such the courses offered by the Centre for Robert Burns Studies
<>at the University of Glasgow.



Exemplary results of the conference on the 2014 independence referendum are available in:

  • Just published:
    The Scottish Studies International series has just released a new book (vol. 41), edited by three members of the English Department in Germersheim: Klaus Peter Müller, Ilka Schwittlinsky and Ron Walker, Inspiring Views from "a' the airts" on Scottish Literatures, Art & Cinema. The First World Congress of Scottish Literatures in Glasgow 2014, Frankfurt: Lang 2017. The book raises significant questions, such as where do Scottish literatures, art, and cinema stand today? What and how do Scottish Studies investigate? Creative writers and scholars give answers to these questions and address vital concerns in Scottish, British, and European history from the Union debate and the Enlightenment to Brexit, ethnic questions, and Scottish film. They present new insights on James Macpherson, Robert Burns, John Galt, J. M. Barrie, Walter Scott, James Robertson, war poetry, new Scottish writing, and nature writing. The contributions highlight old and new networking and media as well as the persistent influences of the past on the present, analyzing a wide range of texts, media and art forms with approaches from literary, cultural, media, theatre, history, political, and philosophical studies.
  • Müller (ed.), Scotland 2014 and Beyond – Coming of Age and Loss of Innocence?, Frankfurt: Lang 2015 (Scottish Studies International 39)
  • For more information see Scottish Studies International and

New books in our library 2016 (103 items)

New books in our library 2015 (84 items)

Scottish Studies Centre
Scottish Studies Newsletter
no. 47 (September 2018) is available here.

(Latest Update: 14 September, 2018)