The University of Stirling has been acknowledged as the home of James Hogg studies from the 1980s when Douglas S. Mack developed his PhD project on ‘Editing James Hogg’, which lead to Edwin Morgan encouraging Mack to pursue a new edition of Hogg’s work. Early collaboration with the University of South Carolina, and related research assistance, established a foundation for this project. To date, 29 of an eventual 39 volumes of the Stirling/South Carolina Research Edition of the Collected Works of James Hogg (S/SC Edition) have been published by Edinburgh University Press.

See the following pages for information about some specific research conducted at Stirling:

Stirling/South Carolina Research Edition

The Songs of James Hogg

Contributions to International Periodicals

Dissemination projects

External grants have funded research towards many volumes of the edition. Awards have included three large research grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) and its successor the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), a ‘supplementary dissemination’ award from the AHRC, and two research-assistance awards from the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA). Early in the edition’s history, grants or donations were received from the Glenfiddich Living Scotland Awards, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, the Association for Literary Studies, and the James Hogg Society. Throughout, the University of Stirling has generously provided internal support and funding for this research.