‘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 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship held by Dr Gerard Lee McKeever in the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow.
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 will chart the progress of the research. An annotated digital map of the region will be published to the site in the later part of the fellowship, to complement the main research outputs.