Critics and Literature
Critics and Literature
Throughout the first half of 2012, the English Literature department, the Institute for Advanced Studies (IASH), and the Centre for Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century (SWINC) will all be running special lectures and discussions addressing the development of literature as a subject of study over the past two hundred and fifty years. We anticipate some lively discussions, and we very much hope you can join us.
- 24 January: ‘English Literature 1762-2012’: Eve Bannet (George Lynn Cross Professor, University of Oklahoma), "Hugh Blair, belletrism and popular reading": Faculty Room South, David Hume Tower, 5.30-7pm
- 25th January: ‘ Burns in Edinburgh’ - poets and critics discuss the Bard and the city - SWINC Roundtable, Faculty Room South, David Hume Tower, 6-8pm
- 3rd February: ‘1762’ - Professor Susan Manning, Dr Bob Irvine - Edinburgh Literature Seminar, Faculty Room North, David Hume Tower, 4.30-6pm
- 7th February: ‘English Literature 1762-2012’: Nigel Leask (Regius Professor of English Literature, University of Glasgow) ‘From Belles Lettres to English Lit.: the Victorian Regius Chair in Glasgow and Edinburgh’ Faculty Room South, David Hume Tower, 5.30-7pm
- 17th Feb: 'Shakespeare's Cheek: Another Bard in Scotland' -- Dr James Loxley - Edinburgh Literature Seminar, Faculty Room North, David Hume Tower, 4.30-6pm
- 21st February: ‘English Literature 1762-2012’: Alistair Fowler (Emeritus Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature) and Greg Walker (Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature), ‘The Regius Chair and its incumbents’: Faculty Room South, David Hume Tower, 5.30-7pm
- 6th March: ‘English Literature 1762-2012’: Deidre Lynch (Chancellor Jackman Professor of English, University of Toronto), ‘Daniel Wilson, Scotland and Canada: the export of English’ Faculty Room North, David Hume Tower, 5.30-7pm
- 15th March: The SWINC Annual Lecture, sponsored by Royal Society of Edinburgh: Professor Roger Luckhurst, Birkbeck College, University of London: ‘Stevenson Among the Psychologists’: Appleton Tower, Lecture Theatre 2, 6-8pm.
This event is free but ticketed. Register for tickets here:
- 16th March: ‘The Edinburgh Review: Then and Now’ - Professor William Christie (Sydney) and Dr Alan Gillis - Edinburgh Literature Seminar, Faculty Room South, David Hume Tower, 4.30-6pm
- 20 March 2012: Olga Taxidou (University of Edinburgh), Peter Arnott (Resident Playwright, Genomics Forum), David Maclennan (Director, Oran Mor), 'Theatres of Learning: Drama, the University and performance in Scotland’, Faculty Room South, David Hume Tower, 5.30-7pm
- 11th May 2012: THINKING WITH LITERATURE
Professor Terence Cave will draw on new cognitive approaches to literature and illustrate them through close readings of literary texts. Terence Cave is a recipient of the prestigious Balzan Prize for his literary research and an Emeritus Research Fellow at St. John's College, Oxford University.
Hugh Robson Lecture Theatre 7 - 8:15pm
- 16th May 2012:
Public Lecture by Professor Edward Mendelson:
"Auden and 'the Flesh We Are'"
Edward Mendelson is the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, New York. He is the executor of the Estate of W. H. Auden and the world's authority on the works of the poet.
The evening will also include the world premiere of a setting of one of Auden's poems by composer, Tom Cunningham, and a new pipe tune, "Professor Edward Mendelson's visit to Edinburgh"
6.15 pm, St. Cecilia's Hall, Cowgate, Edinburgh
To obtain a ticket for this free event, please book online:
Monday, 9th July:
Lecture by Professor Stephen Kern, Ohio State University
"The History of Essences and Transhistoricals: An Approach to Modernist Studies"
Distinguished scholar, and innovator in the study of modernist art, literature and thought, Professor Kern will be discussing his approach to modernism and the historical method he developed during the writing of his best-known book, The Culture of Time and Space: 1880-1918. This lecture is being held in association with the Scottish Network of Modernist Studies.
2 - 3.15pm, Conference Room, David Hume Tower
You can subscribe to the 250 years of English Literature podcast series to receive previous and future lectures and seminars.
This article was published on Jul 4, 2012