SWINC Annual Lecture: Translated Accounts: The International Dimension in Scottish Writing

Date(s) - 21/03/2013
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Lecture Theatre 183, Old College


This year’s Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century Annual lecture will be given by Dr Andrew Crumey. He will explore the relationship between language and translation, and the Scottish nineteenth century inheritance of German Romanticism, from a novelist’s perspective, looking in particular at Carlyle’s Sartor Resartus and his translation of Goethe’s Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship.

Dr Andrew Crumey holds a PhD in theoretical physics, and is the author of six novels, most recently Sputnik Caledonia (Picador 2008), Mobius Dick (Picador 2004) and Mr Mee (Picador 2000). He has been literary editor of Scotland on Sunday, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Northumbria University.