Professor Michelle MacLeod

Professor Michelle MacLeod
Professor Michelle MacLeod

Professor Michelle MacLeod

M.A. (Hons), PhD (Aberdeen)

Director of the Confucius Institute, Personal Chair

About

Room B03 Taylor Building, Gaelic, School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture, Taylor Building University of Aberdeen Old Aberdeen AB24 3UB

Biography

I have been a lecturer in Gaelic since September 2004 and Senior Lecturer since August 2011. I was promoted to Personal Chair in Gaelic in 2019.

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships

I am the Exams Officer for Gaelic and the Programme Coordinator for the Combined Honours in Scottish Studies and Sustained Studies in Arabic, Mandarin and Swedish.  I am a Deputy Director of the University of Aberdeen Confucius Institute.  I sit on the University's Gaelic Language Plan Advisory Group http://www.abdn.ac.uk/ppg/index.php?id=170&sub=11&top=2

External Memberships
  • Chair of the Catherine McCaig Trust
  • Co-Director Soillse Research Network
Research

Research Overview

My areas of research include: modern Gaelic literature; the concept of Gaelic identity; the modern Gaelic community; Gaelic drama; language teaching and language planning.

Current Research

Gaelic drama, modern Gaelic literature, community language planning and adult language acquisition.

Collaborations

I am Co-Director of the Soillse Research Network - a research collaboration between the University of the Highlands and Islands, The University of Aberdeen, Edinburgh University and the University of Glasgow.  It has been established to provide a much enhanced research capacity to inform public policy towards the maintenance and revitalisation of gaelic language and culture. www.soillse.ac.uk

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

 I teach Gaelic language across the degree programme and sub-honours introductory courses on Gaelic society and literature.  I also teach honours courses on: Modern Gaelic Poetry, Gaelic Dialectology, Modern Irish Language and Language and Identity.

 

 

Publications

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  • Contemporary Poetry 1950s-The Present

    MacLeod, M. C., Dosa, A.
    International Companion to Scottish Poetry. Sassi, C. (ed.). Edinburgh University Press, pp. 89-93, 5 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Young Speakers’ Use of Gaelic in the Primary Classroom: A multi-perspectival pilot study

    MacLeod, M., Macleod, M. C., Coyle, D., Thirkell, A. M.
    Isle of Skye: Soillse. 61 pages
    Books and Reports: Other Reports
  • Three Centuries of Gaelic Language Manipulation on Stage

    Macleod, M. C.
    Scottish Language, vol. 33
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Dealbhadh Prògram CPD Airson Obair Choimhearsnachd Ghàidhlig

    MacLeod, M. C., Rothach, G., Mac an Tàilleir, I., Armstrong, T.
    100 pages
    Books and Reports: Commissioned Reports
  • Leasachadh Gàidhlig anns a’ choimhearsnachd: dùbhlain agus siostaman taic

    Macleod, M. C.
    Scottish Gaelic Studies
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Language in society: 1800 to the modern day

    MacLeod, M. C.
    The Edinburgh companion to the Gaelic language. Watson, M., Macleod, M. (eds.). Edinburgh University Press, pp. 22-45, 24 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Leasachadh Gàidhlig anns a' choimhearsnachd: teoric agus gnìomh

    MacLeod, M.
    Unknown Publisher
    Books and Reports: Commissioned Reports
  • The Cianalas code: bridging traditional verse and modern poetry

    MacLeod, M.
    Scottish Gaelic Studies, vol. 26, pp. 67-86
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Language and Identity in Modern Gaelic Verse

    MacLeod, M.
    Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth Century Scottish Literature. Brown, I., Riach, A. (eds.). Edinburgh University Press, pp. 167-180, 14 pages
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
  • Gaelic Language Use in the Classroom

    MacLeod, M. C.
    Inverness, United Kingdom: Bord na Gaidhlig. 20 pages
    Books and Reports: Commissioned Reports

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