Welcome to Blue Devilism!
Robert Burns is known world over as a lover of life, women and alcohol, as well as the author and collector of over 700 songs and poems (not bad for someone who died at 37!)
‘Blue devilism’ was the term Burns used to describe periods of depression which he suffered, periods which affected his life and his work – not something you would automatically expect of someone with such a reputation and not something that has ever been properly studied.
This blog is the gateway to the University of Glasgow research project which is studying Robert Burns, his mental health and its impact on his life. Use the menu above to browse the site, where you can get the latest updates on the progress of the project, background information on the researchers involved in the project and news about events they’re involved in, as well as useful links to other Robert Burns-related sites.
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