Writings from Scotland Before the Union Conference

Presented by the Centre for Scottish Culture, University of Dundee

Keynote Speaker: Dr Rhiannon Purdie (University of St Andrews)

This annual conference seeks to further understand how Scotland saw herself in literary terms before the Union of 1707. Proposals are welcomed on a broad range of subjects which fall under the umbrella of pre-Union Scottish literature, but areas of particular interest may include the following:

  • The written languages of Scotland before the Union
  • Memory and memoir
  • Word and image culture in early-period Scotland
  • Drama, performance and performativity
  • Local histories
  • Trade, commerce and the Scottish diaspora
  • Crime and punishment.

This year, the conference will take place on Saturday, April 13th but there will be a related event on Friday, 12th also. For more information regarding other activities relating to the conference, please contact the email address below.

Please send abstracts for papers twenty minutes in length (250-300 words), proposal for panels of no more than three speakers or round-table discussions along with a brief biography to: preunionconf@dundee.ac.uk by Friday February 8th, 2019.

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