Centre for Regional Literature and Culture

Welcome to the Centre for Regional Literature and Culture

The CRLC houses a unique range of single and multi-disciplinary research and regularly collaborates with cultural, heritage, and educational partners. 

Find out more about the CRLC

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About us

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Research groups

Photo of two knitted soft toys (modelled on Douglas and Boece) leaning against an open book surrounded by sprigs of heather. Gavin Douglas and Hector Boece were major figures of Scottish humanism.

Research projects

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Public engagement




Impact of the coronavirus on events

Many events are currently disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. We expect opportunities to run as usual from the academic year 2021/22, although this cannot be guaranteed.

Upcoming events

World Congress of Scottish Literatures 2024

03 - 07/07/2024
The fourth World Congress of Scottish Literatures will be hosted by the School of English at the University of Nottingham, from Wednesday 3rd to Sunday 7th July 2024. Both the School and the city enjoy a richly interlinked history with Scotland and Scottish writing. The School has particular specialist research in Older Scots, Romanticism, literary Modernism, and in the contemporary. Nottingham and its Midlands environs recur in the writing of Walter Scott; Byron's ancestral home of Newstead Abbey lies just north of the city; J. M. Barrie earned a living writing for the Nottingham Journal; and the University holds the papers of Catherine Carswell. We hope that the Congress will be an opportunity to continue the mission of the International Association for the Study of Scottish Literatures, to bring together scholars from all over the world situate Scotland in a global and transnational scope. Hosting the Congress south of the border also offers us an opportunity to revisit the historical relationship between England and Scotland, and the effect that collaboration has had on the world. Nottingham, meanwhile, is indelibly marked by an outlaw imagination, and we are looking forward to a Congress held in that spirit.


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Centre for Regional Literature and Culture

Trent Building
University of Nottingham
University Park

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5910
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5924