Organization profile

Organisation profile

Promoting literary research across our degree programmes and communities

Literature at UHI brings together researchers from across the Highlands and Islands who explore literary texts, adaptations, drama and non-fiction.

We are based at Inverness, Perth and Lews Castle College UHI , and our lecturers are active researchers, teachers and practitioners. We promote literary research across our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes, and we work with local communities on a variety of public engagement programmes. We are also involved in knowledge exchanges with museums, archives, libraries and heritage bodies.

Our research explores a number of key themes and issues: we have strengths in particular periods (Renaissance to Contemporary), genres (Science Fiction, Nature Writing, Spy Fiction, Drama, Cinema, Adaptations, Gothic, Poetry) and themes (gender, identity, place, theory, philosophy, history).

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further education Social Sciences
entertainment Social Sciences
diplomat Social Sciences
festival Social Sciences
Renaissance Social Sciences
national identity Social Sciences
education Social Sciences
experience Social Sciences


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Ian Blyth

Person: Academic Research Active

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Anne Frater

Person: Academic Non Research Active

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Lesley Mickel

Person: Academic Research Active


Research Output 2017 2018

Orlando: A Biography

Woolf, V., Raitt, S. (ed.) & Blyth, I. (ed.), Jun 2018, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 773 p.

Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

Social History
Family History
Open Access
national identity
Open Access
further education
student body

Activities 2016 2019

  • 4 Participation in conference
  • 3 Invited talk
  • 2 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar
  • 1 Types of External academic engagement - Research and Teaching at External Organisation

'Time, Memory, Place: an exploration through performance'

Lesley Mickel (Speaker)
25 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

‘Our Hielandmen’: Scots in Court Entertainments at home and abroad 1507–1616', Kingussie Heritage Festival 2018

Lesley Mickel (Speaker)
28 Apr 2018

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Practice Based Research in the Arts

Lesley Mickel (Speaker)
13 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk