Date(s) - 10/03/2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Project Room, 50 George Square
“Repairing the Emblems of Death”: Commemorating the Covenanters in Nineteenth-Century Scottish Fiction
This year’s SWINC Annual Lecture will be given by Professor Alison Lumsden, University of Aberdeen.
Alison Lumsden is Professor of English at the University of Aberdeen. She is General Editor of the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels, and co-director of the Walter Scott Research Centre at the University of Aberdeen. She has published extensively on Walter Scott. and on other aspects of Scottish literature and is currently the chair of the Universities Committee for Scottish Literature. In 2010 she was awarded grants from the British Academy and from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland to begin work on a scholarly edition of Walter Scott’s Poetry to be published in ten volumes over the next twelve years. The preliminary stages of this project are now complete and the main stage of this project underway: the project will draw on the rich resources of the Bernard C.Lloyd Collection of Scott material at the University of Aberdeen and will bring together an international team of scholars. In 2010 she published a monograph entitled Walter Scott and the Limits of Language with Edinburgh University Press. Her other books include Contemporary Scottish Women Writers, (co-edited 2000), and editions of Scott’s The Pirate (co-edited, 2001), The Heart of Mid-Lothian (co-edited, 2004), Reliquiae Trotcosienses (co-edited, 2004), Woodstock (co-edited, 2009) and Peveril of the Peak (2007).