Category: Editors

Publication of Volume 1 of the New Oxford Edition of The Works of Robert Burns: A Note from the Editor, Nigel Leask

My volume of the new Oxford Burns edition, Commonplace Books, Tour Journals and Miscellaneous Prose, was officially published on 31st July. I was thrilled to receive my copy on the 10th August 2014, just...

Nigel Leask speaks about Burns’s Prose: New iTunes-U Podcast

The Centre for Robert Burns Studies has recently uploaded a selection of papers from the ‘Robert Burns: At Home and Abroad’ conference to the iTunes-U website. Among these is a paper delivered by Professor...

Who is the ghostly ‘WR’ in the First Commonplace book?

Who was the ‘WR’ who wrote annotations in Burns’s first Commonplace Book, annotations addressed directly to the poet? Clearly not to be confused with the annotation of later commentators like Syme, Currie and Roscoe,...