SWINC Annual Lecture: ‘A grand memory for forgetting’: Stevenson and survival

Date(s) - 23/01/2014
6:00 pm

Theatre 2, Appleton Tower


Professor Adrian Poole, Cambridge University

How do remembering and forgetting collaborate? How far can memories be controlled? Robert Louis Stevenson lived through a time when traditional forms of collective memory were being disrupted across the globe with a new speed and violence. How have Stevenson and his writings themselves been absorbed into memory? What can we learn from the Saint-Gaudens memorial in St Giles’s Cathedral or High Kirk?

6.00  Theatre 2, Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh

Please book a place on eventbrite: https://swincannuallecture.eventbrite.com


For information on this year’s major event (21st-22nd February), The Grammar of the Imagination, a symposium in memory of Professor Susan Manning click here:

With:  James Chandler (Chicago)  – Claire Connolly (Cork) – Ian Duncan (Berkeley) – Heather Glen (Cambridge) – Nigel Leask (Glasgow) – Catherine Jones (Aberdeen)