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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.

Website: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/critical/staff/nigelleask/

Appointments

Current post

  • Regius Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Glasgow

Other Early Modern Languages and Literatures to 1830 Fellows

Professor Andrew Kahn

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

Professor Stephen Greenblatt

Shakespeare and Renaissance literature, history, and culture; cultural mobility and the history of ideas; the future of the humanities