New Writing Inspired by the 2016 Homeless World Cup in Glasgow – Sgrìobhadh ùr air a bhrosnachadh le Cupa na Cruinne: Gun Dachaigh, 2016 ann an Glaschu

In 2016, George Square in the centre of Glasgow was turned into a giant street football venue for the Homeless World Cup. National teams played between the 10-16 July, with Mexico emerging victorious in both the women’s and men’s competitions. Over the course of the week the matches were watched by an estimated 80,000 spectators. […]

The Historical Thesaurus of English – Co-fhaclair Eachdraidheil na Beurla

‌Marc Alexander, Professor of English Linguistics, took over as the director of the Historical Thesaurus of English project in 2011, following in the footsteps of Professor Michael Samuels and Professor Christian J. Kay. Alexander has been working on the project for over a decade, helping to produce the printed Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, and researching […]

The Legacy of Censorship under Franco – Dìleab na Ceansarachd fo Franco‌

For the forty years between 1936-1978 every single book published in Spain had to be submitted to the Board of Censors. These censors could then decide whether the book was fit for publication, and wrote a report stipulating the necessary changes to be made. Some books were banned altogether. This rigid censorship of Spanish literary […]

Writers and Publishers: what a talented bunch!

  by Jennifer Hilder (PhD Intern) At Industry Day 2013, Dr Jeremy Smith from the School of Critical Studies hit the audience with some big numbers: Scottish writing and publishing produces 3,000 titles a year, pays royalties to 14,000 writers, and has a turnover of £342 million. As Jeremy went on to emphasise, the College […]