‘If I was confined to Scotland for life, I would chuse Dumfries as the place of my residence.’
Tobias Smollett, The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771).

Regional Romanticism: Dumfriesshire and Galloway, 1770-1830 is a project by Dr Gerard Lee McKeever, supported by a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship in the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow from 2017 to 2020.

The project develops recent work on the literature of Scottish Romanticism by bringing a new regional emphasis to bear, focusing on Dumfriesshire and Galloway during a sixty-year period between 1770 and 1830.

For more information on the project, see the About page.

Blog posts here chart the progress of the research. An annotated digital map is available on this website as a complement to the main research outputs.