Professor Michelle MacLeod
M.A. (Hons), PhD (Aberdeen)
Director of the Confucius Institute, Personal Chair
Room B03 Taylor Building, Gaelic, School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture, Taylor Building University of Aberdeen Old Aberdeen AB24 3UB
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
My areas of research include: modern Gaelic literature; the concept of Gaelic identity; the modern Gaelic community; Gaelic drama; language teaching and language planning.
Gaelic drama, modern Gaelic literature, community language planning and adult language acquisition.
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
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.
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The Gaelic Plays of Tormod Calum DomhnallachScottish Gaelic Studies, vol. 24, pp. 405-418Contributions to Journals: Articles
Gaelic Prose Fiction in EnglishThe Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature. Schoene, B. (ed.). Edinburgh University Press, pp. 149-158, 10 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Measuring Gaelic Language PlanningScottish Language, vol. 26, pp. 61-78Contributions to Journals: Articles
Puer Aeternus: a’ chiad phearsa ann an trì nobhailean GàidhligLéann, vol. 1, pp. 37-45Contributions to Journals: Articles
Theories of Language PlanningStornoway, United Kingdom: Western Isles Language Planning Group. 20 pagesBooks and Reports: Commissioned Reports
2020 Vision: A Consultative Survey of the Gaelic Development SectorInverness, United Kingdom: Bord na GaidhligBooks and Reports: Commissioned Reports
"Eilean Beag Donn a' Chuain": A'Mhuir mar mheatafor ann am Bàrdachd LeòdhaisIn: Cruth na Tire (eds.McLeod,W;Ní Annracháain) Coisceim, Dublin, pp. 121-135, 14 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
Home and Exile: a comparison of the poetry of Máirtín Ó Direáin and Ruaraidh MacThòmaisNew Hibernia Review, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 72-81Contributions to Journals: Articles
Language and bilingualism in the Gaelic Poetry of Ian Crichton SmithScottish Studies Review, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 105-113Contributions to Journals: Articles
Teaching Scottish Gaelic to Irish SpeakersJournal of Celtic Language Learning, vol. 5, pp. 77-81Contributions to Journals: Articles