18th-century literature and thought in Russia and Europe; comparative Enlightenment historiography; Russian poetry (Pushkin, Mandelstam, Brodsky) and its intellectual, political, and cultural contexts; practice of literary history
UK Fellow, Early Modern Languages and Literatures to 1830, Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830, elected in 2012
Professor Nigel Leask FBA
About this Fellow
Literature & culture of the 'long Romantic period', with a focus on empire, nation & travel writing. My recent focus is Scottish literature & thought 1750-1850, with a special emphasis on Robert Burns & his poetic & intellectual circle.
- Regius Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Glasgow