Congratulations to Ian Anderson. Tonight he was Awarded The Scottish Literary Studies Medal by our Chairman, Alasdair Hutton. Ian has just graduated with an MA in English and Scottish Literature. He was awarded our Medal for his work in the honours courses ‘Contemporary Scottish Literature’, ‘Robert Burns and the Eighteenth Century’ and ‘Gender, Nation and the Novel’—a course which contains a significant number of Scott novels. He tells us that his favourite novel by Scott is "The Bride of Lammermoor".
Ian is returning to the University of Edinburgh to take an Msc by Research. He is researching working-class literature and its role in intellectual life, and will focus on the que stion of what makes a work of literature ‘popular’?