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Centre for Literature, Culture & Place Activities

Centre activities include:

  • Masters degree programme, Literature, Culture, and Place
  • Members of the centre contribute to the undergraduate History class Glasgow: History, Culture & Identity (V1236), co-ordinated by Dr John Young (History). The class explores Glasgow from its origins to the present day, offering an interdisciplinary approach to the history of the city via literature, architecture and film. For further information, contact Dr John Young at
  • PhD projects: among our numerous current and former doctoral students are Katie Ailes, Katie Ailes, UK-US Fulbright Scholar, working on the performance of authenticity in contemporary spoken word poetry, and recent graduate Stewart Smith, with a thesis on Ian Hamilton Finlay and Alec Finlay
  • Conferences: most recently, "The End of Place as We Know It: Shifting Perspectives on Literature and Place," held in 2014 with keynote speakers Edward Casey and Timothy Morton), and "Trauma and Gender in Twentieth-Century Literature" in 2016
  • Reading groups: one on "Literature, culture, and place", run as part of the M.Litt programme, and one on Canadian Studies (supported by the Canada-UK Foundation)
  • Visiting scholars: recent international visitors include Dr Victoria Kuttainen (James Cook University, Australia) and Dr Alicia Menendez-Tarrazo (University of Oviedo, Spain)
  • Projects: members of the Centre lead or collaborate on a range of projects including the AHRC large-grant funded "Creative Interruptions" (Mahn), a cluster of projects on magazines based in the UK, Canada and Australia (Hammill, Galletly), and a major new Research Companion to Architecture, Literature and The City (Charley, Edwards)
  • Research seminars: the weekly Humanities Seminar Series includes a special "Literature, Culture, and Place" event each semester. Past speakers include Ruth Parsons (CyArk), Mia Ridge, Tim Fulford (De Montfort U), Julia Carlson (U of Cincinnati), Patrick Curry (U of Wales, Lampeter), Martin Leer (U of Geneva)
  • Training workshops: several of our projects are in the digital humanities area, and the Centre runs training sessions on digital mapping and digital text analysis