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Professor Anne McKim

Role: Professor of English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
School: Arts
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Faculty Profile

Research Expertise

  • British Literature, especially medieval and early modern literatures
  • Middle Scots poetry and historiography
  • Travel literature; eighteenth-century memoirs
  • Literature and national identity
  • Literacy and Language

Teaching Areas/Programmes

  • Medieval English poetry and prose, eighteenth-century novel, travel literature, modern Scottish literature, history of the English language, comedy, medievalism
  • Across the English programme, from first year undergraduate papers to doctoral supervision

Academic and Professional Leadership Roles

  • Editorial Board, Regional and National Literature Association journal, 2008 - ongoing
  • External Reviewer, for Speculum journal, 2009 - ongoing
  • Senior Research Fellow, Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, directing and co-ordinating a number of external research projects, 2006 - ongoing
  • Chair, Probation Committee, 2002 - ongoing
  • Chair, PhD Oral Examinations, 1997 - ongoing
  • Chairperson of English Department, 1999 - 2002
  •  Pro-Dean, Graduate Studies, School of  Humanities, 1997 - 1999
  • Acting Dean, School of  Humanities, periodically during 1998-1999


  • Neag Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Connecticut, 2009
  • Saltire Society Award nomination for my book, Defoe in Scotland,  2007
  • Scottish Arts Council Award nomination for Defoe in Scotland, 2006
  • Harriette Jenkins Research Award for work on Elizabeth Dunbar, 2004
  • Visiting Scholar, University of South Carolina, 1997

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