Exploring the role of religion in Scottish Literature: Inviting the Ghost to the Feast

Date(s) - 22/01/2020
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Room G05


A Launch Event for the School of Divinity’s Scottish Network for Religion and Literature, in collaboration with SWINC (Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century)

Symposium: 14.00 18.00, Wed 22nd January 2020 G.05, 50 George Square.

  • ‘Ane tomb of merbell gray’: Mourning and justice in Testament of Cresseid — Elizabeth Elliott (University of Aberdeen)
  • Presbyterianism, ‘Scottish Literature’ and John Galt’s Annals of the Parish — Robert Irvine (University of Edinburgh)
  • ‘Margaret Oliphant: A woman writer and churchmen in 19th century Scotland — David Jasper (University of Edinburgh)
  • The ‘writer who happens to be a Catholic’ and 20th century literary criticism — Linden Bicket (University of Edinburgh)
  • Hearing competing voices in James Robertson’s The Fanatic — Alison Jack (University of Edinburgh)
  • Response — James Robertson (novelist)

Reception with wine to follow. Please email SWINC co-director Dr Robert Irvine if you would like to attend: R.P.Irvine@ed.ac.uk