Congress venues:

Faculty of Arts, nám. Jana Palacha 2, Prague 1 – most of the programme

Karolinum, Ovocný trh, 560/5, Prague 1 – congress opening

Na Marjánce, Bělohorská 262/35, Prague 6-Břevnov – ceilidh dance

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

12:00 Registration (Faculty of Arts, room 001)

15:00-16:00 Informal Meet & Greet for PhD Congress Delegates (Faculty of Arts, room 111)

17:00 Congress Opening (Karolinum)

18:00 Keynote Lecture 1 – Joep Leerssen (Karolinum)

19:30-21:00 Welcome Reception (Karolinum)

Thursday, 25 June 2020

All at the Faculty of Arts

9:30 – 11:00 Parallel Sessions – Papers 1

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 Keynote Lecture 2 – Angela Esterhammer

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch Break

15:00 – 17:00 Parallel Sessions – Panels and Roundtables 1

17:00 – 17:30 Coffee Break

17:30 – 19:30 Parallel Sessions – Papers 2

20:00 – 21:00 Plenary Reading: Alan Spence

Friday, 26 June 2020

All academic programme at the Faculty of Arts

9:30 – 11:00 Parallel Sessions – Panels and Roundtables 2

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 Keynote Lecture 3 – Christopher Whyte

13:00 – 14:00 IASSL Business Meeting

13:00/14:00 – 19:00 Afternoon free – sightseeing tours

19:00 – 21:00 Ceilidh Dance (Na Marjánce, Bělohorská 262/35, Prague 6-Břevnov)

Saturday, 27 June 2020

All academic programme at the Faculty of Arts

9:30 – 11:00 Parallel Sessions – Papers 3

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 Keynote Lecture 4 – Glenda Norquay

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 – 16:30 Parallel Sessions – Panels 3

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 – 19:00 Parallel Sessions – Panels and Roundtables 4

20:00 – Congress Dinner (TBA)

Sunday, 28 June 2020

All at the Faculty of Arts

9:30 – 11:00 Parallel Sessions – Papers 4

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 Parallel Sessions – Panels and Roundtables 5

13:00 Congress End


Thursday, 25 June 2020

9:30 – 11:00 Parallel Sessions – Papers 1

1. Gaelic Culture: Township Poetry, Commemoration, Literary Canon

Iain Howieson (Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, University of Highlands and Islands): Bàrdachd Baile: Ath-Mheasadh

Peter Mackay (University of St Andrews): Museums of Gaelic Literature

Wilson McLeod (University of Edinburgh): Locating the Scottish Gaelic Literary Canon

2. Contact Zones: South Africa, Australia, and Canada in Scottish Literature

Gioia Angeletti (University of Parma): Subversive Reticence and Gender Negotiations in the Colonial Contact Zone: Lady Anne Barnard’s “Cape” Writings

Gillian Beattie-Smith (The Open University): Scottish-Australian Transnational Agency in the Feminist Utopia of Handfasted by Catherine Helen Spence

Nia Clark (University of Glasgow): Liz Lochhead’s writing on Canada and America in Dreaming Frankenstein & Collected Poems 1967–1984 (1984)

3. Contact Zones: R.L. Stevenson and the Pacific

Lesley Graham (University of Bordeaux): Footprints in the Sand: Travellers after Robert Louis Stevenson in the Pacific

Catherine Mathews (independent scholar): Europe as Minor Culture: Intermingling Celtic and Polynesian in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Samoan Writings

Chloe Osborne (Royal Holloway, University of London): White Man’s Quarrel: Savage Capitalism in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Pacific

4. Scottish Romanticism: Walter Scott 1

Anna Fancett (Sultan Qaboos University): The Zone of Contact Between Storytellers and Story-Listeners in Walter Scott’s Work

Mirka Horová (Charles University): Walter Scott’s Peveril of the Peaks

Barbara Ellen Logan (University of Wyoming): Antiquarianism, Medievalism, and the End of the Enlightenment: Ivanhoe and Ethno-nationalism After the Napoleonic Wars

5. Scottishness, Gender, and the Postcolonial

Clara Botamino González (University of Oviedo): Space, Emotions and National Identity in Jackie Kay’s and Leila Aboulela’s Short Stories

Ana García Soriano (University of Leeds): Redefining Scottishness through Jackie Kay’s Short Stories

Cristina Riaño Alonso (University of Oviedo): “My native land sae far awa”: Identity and Community in Maud Sulter’s Service to Empire

6. Scottishness and Interstices

Iain Lambert (Kyorin University): “Some kind of Scotch-American”: Musical Messages and Heritage Tourism in James Kelman’s Dirt Road

Petra Pugar (University of Zagreb): The Multiplicities of (Scottish) Space and Image in the Work of Alasdair Gray

Arun Sood (University of Plymouth): “We were amused by an itinerant singing-man”: Peripheral Scottish Identity and Song Culture in Mungo Park’s Travels in the Interior of Africa

7. Conflicting Discourses in Scottish Culture and Politics

Katrin Berndt (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg): How to Believe in Gravity, or, Scottish Science Novels as Contact Zones of the Sciences and the Literary Imagination

Beatriz Lopez (University of Durham): Tuning into the Mind of the Other: Muriel Spark and Psychological Deception

14:15-14:45 Special Event: Music, Words, Translation: ‘Praise of Ben Dorain’ and ‘The Birlinn of Clan Ranald’ (John Purser and Alan Riach)

15:00 – 17:00 Parallel Sessions – Panels and Round Tables

1.The Arctic in Scottish Literature

Ingibjörg Ágústsdóttir (University of Iceland): Deadly Chauvinism? Arctic (Ad)Ventures in Scottish Literature

Donna Heddle (University of Highlands and Islands): More boreal: Orkney and Shetland’s Arctic narrative

Morag MacInnes (independent scholar and poet, Orkney): Fake Identities and False News: What You Don’t tell Your Bosses in London

Heather Mackay (University of Glasgow): The Arctic: An Essay on the Senses

Pam Perkins (University of Manitoba): Imagining the North: The Arctic Fiction of R. M. Ballantyne

2. New Perspectives on Robert Burns’s Correspondence

Chair: Gerry Carruthers (University of Glasgow)

Ronnie Young (University of Glasgow): “Not to mention our corresponding to one on earth”: Publishing the Clarinda Correspondence in the Early Nineteenth Century

Moira Hansen (University of Glasgow): “Woman is an implackable animal”: Robert Burns in Correspondence with Women

Rhona Brown (University of Glasgow): Patronising the Scottish Bard: Advice in Robert Burns’s Early Correspondence

Nigel Leask (University of Glasgow): “Landlowper-like Stravaguin”: Robert Burns’s Epistolary Travel Writing in 1787

3. Transnational and Scottish Emigrant Writing in the Late 19th and Early 20th Century

Kirstie Blair (University of Strathclyde): Home and Away: Emigrant Literature and the Scottish Popular Press

Charlotte Lauder (University of Strathclyde): Popular Scottish Magazines and Transnational echoes of Scottishness

David Goldie (University of Strathclyde): The First World War and the Limits of Transnationalism

4. Giff-Gaff Courtesy: Literary Interactions of Scots with Other Languages

Derrick McClure (University of Aberdeen): Polish Poetry in Scots

Tom Hubbard (Szechenyi Academy of Arts and Letters): The Reception of Czech Poetry in Scotland

Susanne Hagemann (University of Mainz): Sheena Blackhall and Dorothea Grünzweig: ‘Lot’s Wife’ Translated into Swabian

Adele D’Arcangelo (University of Bologna): Lanarkshire Girls”: Carol Ann Duffy and Liz Lochhead Translated into Italian

5. Ecopoetic Perspectives in Scottish Writing (roundtable)

Monika Szuba (University of Gdansk)

Alexandra Campbell (Edinburgh Napier University)

Robin MacKenzie (University of St Andrews)

Camille Manfredi (University of Nantes)

Alice Tarbuck (University of Dundee)

17:30 – 19:30 Parallel Sessions – Papers 2

  1. Celtic Cultures and Transnationalism: Cultural and Political Emancipation

Gerard Cairns (independent scholar, Glasgow): The Honourable Ruaraidh Erskine of Marr and the Prism of Ireland

Máire Ní Annracháin (Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, University of Highlands and Islands; Emerita, UCD): Prophecies and Shamrocks: Recent Scottish Gaelic and Irish novels

Petra Johana Poncarová (Charles University): Snake Women and Hideous Sensations: The Strange Case of Gaelic Detective Short Stories by Ruaraidh Erskine of Mar

Martina Reiterová (Charles University): An Comunn Gàidhealach and Pan-Celticism at the Turn of the 19th Century

  1. Scottish Romanticism: Walter Scott 2

Paul Arrant (University of Aberdeen): Walter Scott’s Imagined Community: The Jewish and Romani Presence in the Waverley Novels

Daniel Cook (University of Dundee): Walter Scott’s Scottish Tales: The Graphic Novel

Kang-yen Chiu (National Yang Ming University, Taipei): Walter Scott’s Writings on China

Alfredo Moro (University of Cantabria): Miguel de Cervantes and the Invention of Robert Pattieson and Jedediah Cleishbotham

  1. Film and Theatre Representations of Scottish Middle Ages

James Barrowman (University of Dundee): Countercultural Parallels in Representations of Border Reivers and Medieval Brigands

Mike Goode (Syracuse University, NY): The Tea Party’s Braveheart New World

Nicola Royan (University of Nottingham): “You should read the poem”: The James Plays in Discussion with Older Scots poetry

  1. Transnationalism and Minor Literatures: Scottishness and Other Cultures

Marion Amblard (Grenoble Alpes University): James Boswell’s Italian Journal: Truth and Lies in the Perception and Representation of 18th-century Italy by a Scottish Grand Tourist

Paula Barba Guerrero (University of Salamanca): “To see ourselves in a place that isn’t here”: Heritage, Memory and Highland Identity in David Greig’s Victoria

Rodge Glass (Edge Hill University): Alasdair Gray & the Transnational Local

Kenneth McNeil (Eastern Connecticut University): Clearance, Slavery, and Cultural Trauma in the Scottish Transatlantic: Donald Macleod’s Gloomy Memories

  1. Transnationalism and Minor Literatures: Modernism

Julia Ditter (Northumbria University): Redefining ‘the Round Earth’s Imagin’d Corners’: The (Trans)National Perspectives of Willa Muir

Marthe-Siobhán Hecke (University of Bonn): The Literary Heritage of Nan Shepherd

Scott Lyall (Edinburgh Napier University): Nan Shepherd, Scotland and the Nature of Rural Modernism

Sylvia Mergenthal (University of Konstanz): “The Fancy of Another City”: Edwin Muir in Prague

  1. International Reception of Scottish Literature 1: Romanticism, Modernism and After

Adam Kozaczka (Texas A&M International University): Clan Identity and Resistive Aristocracy: The Global, Revolutionary Appeal of Exported Scottish Romanticism

Hongling Lyu (Nanjing Normal University): A Survey of Scottish Literature Studies in China

Bohuslav Mánek (University of Hradec Králové): The Czech Reception of Hugh MacDiarmid’s Poetry

Antonia Spencer (University of Lancaster): Scottish Romanticism and Celtic Heritage in the Novels of William Faulkner

  1. Contact Zones: Cartography, Strangeness, Displacement

Joe Jackson (University of Nottingham): The Goodrich Tabula Rasa: Black Marsden and Margarita

J. Patrick Pazdziora (University of Tokyo): “Foreign Children”: Displacement in A Child’s Garden of Verses

Carla Rodríguez González (University of Oviedo): Urban Mobilities and Strange Encounters in Suhayl Saadi’s Psychoraag

Sila Şenlen Güvenç (University of Ankara): From Europe to Avrupa: Contemporary Scottish Drama in Turkey

Friday, 26 June 2020

9:30 – 11:00 Parallel Sessions – Panels and Round Tables 2

1. Environment and Landscape in 21st-century Scottish Literature

Alexandra Campbell (Edinburgh Napier University): North Sea Futures: Transitional Energies in 21st Century Fiction

Monica Germana (University of Westminster): Environmental Concerns and Nordic Connections: Re-presenting Orkney in Kate Horsley’s The Monster’s Wife

Graeme Macdonald (University of Warwick): The Icpathua Connection – Terminal Landscapes in 21st century Speculative Fiction

Carla Sassi (University of Verona): The Underworld Ecologies of John Burnside and Robert Macfarlane

2. The Scottish Radical War 1820

Kevin Gallagher (University of Glasgow), George Smith (independent scholar): “The Battle of the Bellows”: Duntocher and the County of Dumbarton during the 1820 Radical War

Craig Lamont (University of Glasgow): Remembering the Radical War: Monuments, Markers, and Commemorations

Gerry Carruthers (University of Glasgow): Un-remembering the Radical War: A Conservative Female Memoir

3. Haggis and Food in National Culture

Atsuko Ichijo (Kingston University, London): The Intertwining of Food and Scottish Identity 250 Years Ago and Now

Joy Fraser (Memorial University of Newfoundland): From “Beggarly Scots” to “Haggis-fed Rustics”: Images of Scottishness in Cultural Depictions of Haggis

Clark McGinn (University of Glasgow): The Role of Haggis in the Burns Supper

  1. Editing and Interpreting George Mackay Brown

Linden Bicket (University of Edinburgh), Kirsteen McCue (University of Glasgow): Unpicking and Re-stitching the Threads of An Orkney Tapestry: Preparing a Fiftieth Anniversary Edition

Halszka Leleń (University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland): Archipelagic Storytelling in the Local-Press Essays of George Mackay Brown

5. Contemporary Scottish Theatre: Cosmopolitanism, Community, Heterogeneity

Trish Reid (Kingston University, London): No Time for Grief

Mark Robson (University of Dundee): LookOut: Scottish-European Theatre

David Pattie (University of Birmingham): The National Theatre of Scotland: Devolved Structures and Devolved Theatres

Clare Wallace (Charles University): Scotland and Europe: Unchosen Cohabitation and the Performance of Hospitality

6. Writing and Creating across Languages and Forms: Contemporary Scottish Literature and Arts

Jessica Aliaga-Lavrijsen (Centro Universitario de la Defensa Zaragoza)

Camille Manfredi (University of Nantes)

Marie-Odile Pitton-Hedon (University of Aix-Marseille)

Saturday, 27 June 2020

9:30 – 11:00 Parallel Sessions – Papers 3

  1. Contact Zones: R.L. Stevenson and Nostalgia

Julie Gay (University of Bordeaux Montaigne – University of Poitiers): Beyond the Major and the Minor: R.L. Stevenson’s Pacific Islands as Literary Third Spaces

Sarah Sharp (University of Aberdeen): The New Old Country: Literary Nostalgia and Scottish Settler Colonialism

Michael Shaw (University of Stirling): Defying Time and Space: J. M. Barrie’s Imagined Encounters with Robert Louis Stevenson

  1. Contact Zones: Travel and Migration

Monika Kocot (University of Łódż): After Bashō: The Art and Practice of Shared Writing in Contemporary Scottish Literature

Aniela Korzeniowska (University of Warsaw): The Road from pre-World War II Polish Galicia to Inverness: Reinventing Oneself as Presented in The Tailor of Inverness by Matthew Zajac

Marie Michlová (Czech Technical University, Prague): John Gibson Lockhart: The Witty Traveller

  1. Gaelic Culture: Translation, Representation, Adaptation

Catrìona Black (independent artist): “Tha Thu air Aigeann m’ Inntinn”: Extracting the Visual in the Poetry of Iain Crichton Smith

Patrick Crotty (University of Aberdeen): Hugh MacDiarmid and the Gaelic World

Blaise Douglas (University of Rouen): Piobaireachd: A Highly Symbolical Expression of Gaelic Culture associating Past and Present in Two Works of Fiction, The Lost Pibroch (1896) by Neil Munro and The Big Music (2012) by Kirsty Gunn

Rob Dunbar (University of Edinburgh): Donald MacKechnie’s Rannan o ’n Rubaiyat aig Omar Khayyam (“Verses from The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam”)

  1. Scottishness: Scottish Icons in Scotland and Abroad

Sabrina Juillet Garzon (University Paris Sorbonne): The Image and Perception of Scotland in Prague at the Time of the Stay of Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, through Correspondence, Literature and Art (1620)

Elizabeth Kraft (University of Georgia): Mary, Queen of Scots: Feminist Icon

Martina Pranić (Charles University), Sam Gilchrist Hall (Károli Gáspár University): “All that may become a man”: Macbeth and the Meanings of Masculinity

  1. Scottishness: Lewis Grassic Gibbon and Scottish Literary Renaissance

Chair: Scott Lyall (Edinburgh Napier University)

Irina Brantner (University of Vienna): Two Rowans: Folklore Traditions in the Poetry of Marion Angus & Marina Tsvetayeva

W.K. Malcolm (independent scholar): Accidental Birth of a Modernist: the Adventitious Conception of Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Katarzyna Pisarska (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University): Totalitarianism and the Political Imagination in Interbellum Scottish Literature

  1. Reception of Scottish Literature in England and Abroad

Lisa Benn (University of Nottingham): Early Modern Scots Texts and Their Presentation beyond Scotland’s Borders between 1590–1615

Robert Morace (Daemen College, Amherst, MA): Stands Scottish Fiction Where It Did? Trainspotting a Quarter-Century on

Hannah M. C. Pyle (University of Glasgow): Dead Man Writing: James Hogg through the Victorians

  1. Scottish Romanticism: Periodicals and Letters

Jorge Bastos da Silva (University of Porto): A Scottish Critique of (English) Romanticism: Aspects of Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine’s “Noctes Ambrosianae”

Melanie Hacke (University of Leuven): “The Fairest of Critics”: The Reception of Ancient Greek Drama in the Edinburgh Review and the Quarterly Review

Amy Wilcockson (University of Nottingham): A “weary heap of good-for-nothing evidence”: The Letters of Thomas Campbell

  1. Transnationalism and Minor Literatures: Narrative, Fiction, Emotions

Petronia Popa Petrar (Babeș-Bolyai University): “You can’t step into the same story twice”: Questioning Storytelling in Ali Smith’s Novels

John Plotz (Brandeis University): Xenogamy: Naomi Mitchison’s Science-Fictional Ethnography

Pilar Somacarrera (The Autonomous University of Madrid): Transatlantic Emotions in the Short Fiction of A.L. Kennedy and Alice Munro

14:30 – 16:30 Parallel Sessions – Panels and Round Tables 3

  1. The Declaration of Arbroath 1320-2020: Whose Declaration, When?

Chair: Donna Heddle (University of Highlands and Islands)

Marian Toledo (independent scholar): The Declaration of Arbroath and the emergence of the Macbeth and Malcolm III narrative: changes, continuities, and Brucean propaganda in the fourteenth century

Kylie Murray (University of Cambridge): The Surprising Texts and Contexts of the Declaration of Arbroath c.1100-1500

Mark Bruce (Bethel University, USA): White Nationalism, Scottish Identity, and the Declaration of Arbroath

  1. Imaginative Thresholds and Creative “Subcultures”: Exploring Female Writers and Children’s Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century

Anne Stapleton (University of Iowa): Instructive Diversion: The Appeal of Christian Isobel Johnstone’s “Juvenile Literature”

Lois Burke (Edinburgh Napier University): The Evergreen Chain and Scottish Girls’ Literary Cultures in the 1890s

Shu-Fang Lai (National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan): “A Very Tight Little Island”: Lost Women Writers for Children in Victorian Periodical Culture

Sarah Dunnigan (University of Edinburgh): Imagining Enchantment for Children: Visual and Verbal Collaborations between Female Writers and Artists at the Turn of the Century

  1. The Collected Works of Allan Ramsay, 2018-2023

Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow): Allan Ramsay Now and the Ramsay Edition

Craig Lamont (University of Glasgow): “Some few miles from Edinburgh”: Commemorating the Scenes of The Gentle Shepherd in Ramsay Country

Rhona Brown (University of Glasgow): Editing Allan Ramsay’s Poems

  1. Strangers on the Doorstep: International Travellers at Scottish Authors’ Houses (roundtable)

Caroline McCracken-Flesher (University of Wyoming)

Nigel Leask (University of Glasgow)

Richard Hill (Chaminade University, Hawaii)

Calum Rodger (independent scholar)

Rosemary Ashton (emerita, UCL)

Carla Sassi (University of Verona)

  1. James Hogg 250: Why “The Ettrick Shepherd” Still Matters in 2020 (roundtable)

Kirsteen McCue (University of Glasgow)

Valentina Bold (Stirling University)

Adrian Hunter (Stirling University)

Silvia Mergenthal (University of Konstanz)

Meiko O’ Halloran (University of Newcastle)

Duncan Hotchkiss (Stirling University)

Hannah Pyle (University of Glasgow)

17:00 – 19:00 Parallel Sessions – Panels 4

  1. Land, Sea and Ancestors: Aotearoa New Zealand and Scotland

Amiria Salmond (independent scholar)

Anne Salmond (University of Auckland)

Billie Lythberg (University of Auckland)

Dan Hikuroa (University of Auckland)

  1. Writing Scotland’s (Post-)Imperial Diasporas

Michael Morris (University of Dundee): Scotland and the Caribbean: Capital, Women, and Emancipation 1823-33

Iain S. MacPherson (Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, UHI): “Imrich nan Eileanach” 1803–1902: Prince Edward Island Scottish Gaelic Song-poems of “Errance” and “Enracinement” Poised on the Margins between Orality and Artifice

Silke Stroh (University of Münster): (Re-)Imagining the Normanist/Waipu Community: Religion, Gender and Racial Hierarchies

Bashabi Fraser (Edinburgh Napier University): The Resting-Place: Of Routes and Roots in Transnational Scottish Poetry

  1. ASLS Round Table: Teaching Scottish Literature in National and International Contexts

David Goldie (University of Strathclyde)

Leith Davis (Simon Fraser University)

Donna Heddle (University of the Highlands and Islands)

Glenda Norquay (Liverpool John Moores University)

Sarah Sharp (University of Aberdeen)

  1. Contact Zone: Scotlands in Science Fiction

Cairns Craig (University of Aberdeen): Sci-fi into Psy-fi: World Systems and Economic Violence in Banks and Kennedy

Anna McFarlane (University of Glasgow): Naomi Mitchison and Radical Mothering

Alan Riach (University of Glasgow): Outer Limits: Visions of Apocalypse in Modern Scottish Science Fiction

Caroline McCracken-Flesher (University of Wyoming): Digital Interfaces, Embodiment and Existence in But ’n’ Ben a-Go-Go

  1. Voices from the Margins: Radicalism in Literature and the Arts in Post-war Scotland (roundtable)

Eleanor Bell (University of Strathclyde)

Scott Hames (University of Stirling)

Angela Bartie (University of Edinburgh)

Kate Wilson (University of Strathclyde)

Corey Gibson (University of Glasgow)

Sunday, 28 June 2020

9:30 – 11:00 Parallel Sessions – papers 4

1. Celtic Cultures and Transnationalism: Affinities, Myths, Tribalism

Thomas Black (University of Nottingham): “With speech every peace-accord is sealed”: Edward Lhwyd’s Archaeologia Britannica as a Textual Interface for Transnational Relations

David Clark (University of Coruña): “The Kingdom of Scotland to the Right”: Atlanticism, Celticism and Galician Perceptions of Scotland

Emma Rose Miller (University of Arizona): Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Mythic Pict and the Subversive Possibility of Utopia

Paula Śledzińska (University of Aberdeen): “We’re warriors. We’re Celts” – Glory and the (Neo)Imperial Question in Gregory Burke’s Black Watch

2. Contact Zones: Medieval and Early Modern Cultures

Kathryn A. Laity (College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY): “Good Migrant” or Anti-Christ?: Rauf’s “Saracen” and Dunbar’s Alchemist

Janet Hadley Williams (Australia National University): The Scottish Lucrece: The Reception of a Legend in Medieval and Early-Modern Scotland

3. Scottishness in Contemporary Poetry

He Ning (Nanjing University): Nationality, Scottishness and Contemporary Scottish Poetry

Monika Szuba (University of Gdańsk): “How earnestly the land conducts itself”: The Scottish Poetry of the Oikos

4. Scottishness: Journalism, Drama and Music

John Kirk (University of Vienna): Pragmatic Realism and Recent Scottish Dramatic Dialogue since c. 1970

Juliet Shields (University of Washington): Scotswomen and the Periodical Press: the Making of a Literary Community

Barbora Vacková (University of Huddersfield): Assuming the Supporting Role: Scottishness and Womanhood in the Music of Geraldine Mucha

5. International Reception of Scottish Literature 2: Paratexts, Adaptations, Influences

Danièle Berton-Charrière (Pourpre, CNRS, emerita): Influence and Circulation of Scottish and “Pre-Scottish” Myths and Facts in 19th-century French Drama

Hanna Dyka (independent translator, Kyiv): Lesia Ukrainka’s Poem “Robert Bruce, the King of Scotland” as a Variation on a Scottish Theme

Izabela Szymańska (University of Warsaw): George MacDonald in Polish: Paratexts of Translations as Evidence of Publication Ideology

6. Scottish Romanticism: Collective Memory, Language Innovation, Devolution

Zachary Garber (University of Oxford): A History of Invasion: Collective Memory and the Historical Record in Galt’s Ayrshire Legatees

Joanna Malecka (University of Glasgow): “Tout est Optique”: A Scottish Answer to Louis-Sébastien Mercier (1740-1814) in the Writings of Thomas Carlyle

Yuko Matsui (Aoyama University, Tokyo): Re-imagining Scotland: Devolution Novels, the Highland Culture, and Walter Scott

7. Transnationalism and Other Cultures: Poetry and Music

Koenraad Claes (University of Ghent): A Regionalist International?: Flemish poetry in Scotland, 1890 – present

Stewart Smith (independent scholar): Total Psychic Orgasm: The Poetry and Jazz of Tom McGrath and Lindsay L. Cooper

Gerda Stevenson (independent scholar and artist): Quines: Reclaiming the Voices by Gerda Stevenson

8. Reception of Scottish Literature: Robert Burns

Paul Malgrati (University of Glasgow): Robert Burns, Europe, and the Scottish Renaissance Movement (1920s-1950s)

Meiko O’Halloran (University of Newcastle): “Great Shadow”: Keats and the Wordsworths at Burns’s Grave

11:30-13:00 Parallel Sessions – Panels and Round Tables 5

1. A New John Galt: Editing Galt for the Twenty-First Century (roundtable)

Robert Irvine (University of Edinburgh)

Mark Parker (James Madison University)

Angela Esterhammer (University of Toronto)

Anthony Jarrells (University of South Carolina)

2. Scottish Textiles in Global Context

Sine Harris (University of Glasgow): Esther Inglis (1570/71-1624) as a Scottish Bookmaker Participating in International Book Culture

Kirsten Mollegaard (University of Hawai’i at Hilo): Stitching the Nation: Scottish Narrative Tapestries in the Age of Brexit

3. Transnational Mediations 17th Century

Kirsten Sandrock (University of Goettingen): Transnationalism, Empire, and Colonial Commodities in Seventeenth-Century Scottish Drama

Janet Sorensen (University of California, Berkeley): Maritime Media

Leith Davis, “Letteracy” and the Company of Scotland’s Darien Venture

4. Walter Scott and France: An Alliance “engraved in man’s live flesh”?

Chair: Daniel Cook (University of Dundee)

Ainsley McIntosh (University of Aberdeen): (Trans)Nation-making in Walter Scott’s Narrative Poetry

Benjamine Toussaint (University Paris Sorbonne): Walter Scott’s The Monastery and The Abbot: The End of the Auld Alliance?

Paul Barnaby (University of Edinburgh): From Reformation to Restoration: Auguste-Jean-Baptiste Defeauconpret’s Translations of The Monastery and The Abbot

5. Disseminating Scottish Medicine 1790-1861: Media, Disciplines, Transnational Connections

Susan Oliver (University of Essex): Edinburgh and the Medical Press: Understanding the Body and Mind in a Transatlantic Context, 1800-1815

Tilottama Rajan (University of Western Ontario): Between Philosophical Nationalities: John Hunter (1728-93), British Idealism, and Naturphilosophie

Dahlia Porter (University of Glasgow): Scottish Medical Science and the Correspondence Networks of Thomas Beddoes