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PGR/ECR Advisory Board



Emily Hay is an AHRC-funded PhD researcher in Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow. Her main research interest is in early modern women’s writing in Scotland, with her PhD thesis ‘The Quenis awne hand’ exploring writing by and about Mary Queen of Scots in the period 1567-1587. In this, her work seeks to highlight the cultural connections between Scotland and Europe in the period, and particularly the important status of the French language in Scottish literary development. She is also interested in the promotion of the Scots language in education, having worked with the Scottish Book Trust to research teacher perceptions of Scots in primary and secondary classrooms. 

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Leonie Jungen is currently a PhD candidate and lecturer at the Department of English and Linguistics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. She studied Communication Sciences and English and Scottish Literature and Culture at the University of Mainz and the University of Edinburgh and obtained her M.A. in 2021. In her PhD thesis, she focusses on female identity and transgenerational storytelling in Scotland in the early 19th century. She is currently editing the 2022 conference proceedings for the German Association for the Study of English following the conference in Mainz.

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