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Stepping Westward is the first book dedicated to the literature of the Scottish Highland tour of 1720-1830, a major cultural phenomenon that attracted writers and artists like Pennant, Johnson and Boswell, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Coleridge, Scott, Hogg, Keats, Daniell, and Turner.

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Stepping Westward is the first book dedicated to the literature of the Scottish Highland tour of 1720-1830, a major cultural phenomenon that attracted writers and artists like Pennant, Johnson and Boswell, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Coleridge, Scott, Hogg, Keats, Daniell, and Turner.
Autorenporträt
Nigel Leask, Regius Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Glasgow Nigel Leask is Regius Chair in English Language and Literature at the University of Glasgow. He is an internationally recognised scholar who has published widely on British and especially Scottish romantic literature and culture, with a special emphasis on empire, orientalism, travel writing, and 'improvement'. His most recent monograph is Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-century Scotland (OUP 2010), which won the Saltire Prize for the best research monograph in 2010. His edition of Robert Burns's Commonplace Books, Tour Journals and Miscellaneous Prose, the first volume of the Oxford Edition of Robert Burns's Writings, was published in 2014. He is CI of the AHRC funded 'Curious Travellers: Thomas Pennant and the Welsh and Scottish Tour, 1750-1820' (2014-18). He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a Vice-President of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies.