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Robert Burns and Pastoral

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Nigel Leask is Regius Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Glasgow. He grew up in Stirlingshire and was educated at Edinburgh Academy, and Oxford and Cambridge Universities. He was a Fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge for many years, and a Reader in Romantic Literature at Cambridge University, before moving to Glasgow in 2004. He has published widely on Romantic literature and has a special interest in Scottish Literature and Culture of the 'Long Eighteenth Century', Romantic literature and the British Empire, and travel writing. He has also taught at the University of Bologna, Italy, and a visiting professorship at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. He is married with two daughters and lives in Glasgow.


This excellent book on Robert Burns offers a rich new contribution to the cultural and intellectual history of the Scottish Enlightenment. * Fredrik Albritton Jonsson, Modern Philology * Burnss relationship with British Romanticism requires further attention, and Leasks book will surely become the focal point of that discussion for some years. * David Stewart, Jason Whittaker, and Christopher Machell, Years Work in English Studies * This is a wonderfully satisfying book - beautifully conceived and executed, intellectually challenging and enlightening, and a delight to read. * Susan Manning, Scottish Literary Review * Hugely informative. * Fiona Stafford, BARS Bulletin 39 *

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