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New! Scottish Network for Religion and Literature

The School of Divinity is launching a Scottish Network for Religion and Literature with a symposium, 22 January 2020.

Entitled ‘Exploring the role of religion in Scottish Literature: Inviting the Ghost to the Feast’, the event is being organised in collaboration with Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century (SWINC).

Speakers include Dr Elizabeth Elliott (Aberdeen), Dr Robert Irvine (University of Edinburgh School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures) and Divinity’s Dr Alison Jack, Dr Linden Bicket and Honorary Fellow Professor David Jasper.

The event will take place 2-5pm, Wednesday 22 January 2020, Room G.05 in 50 George Square. All welcome. 

Aims of the Network

Network Director Dr Jack says,

“The mission of the Scottish Network for Religion and Literature is to share knowledge and develop research possibilities around the dynamic relationship between literature and religions. It draws on the considerable range of expertise of scholars in the field from across the University.

“The Network aims to function as the hub of the academic study of literature and religions in the city, with the potential to attract doctoral researchers as well as tap into the public and tourist interest in literary Edinburgh.

“We will draw on New College’s historic connection with the churches in Scotland and beyond as well as its ongoing strengths in Religious Studies.

 “Currently there is a steering group planning the direction of the Network - Dr Linden Bicket, Professor Penny Fielding, Dr Michael Fuller, Professor David Jasper, Dr Steve Sutcliffe, Ms Lois Wilson and me." 

AMENDMENT: Lecture by Professor Timothy Larsen on George MacDonald,  due to be held 4 June 2020 - CANCELLED

Find out more about the symposium

Further details about the symposium, ‘Exploring the role of religion in Scottish Literature: Inviting the Ghost to the Feast,’ are available on Divinity’s events page.

Contact

For more information about the Scottish Network for Religion and Literature, please contact Dr Alison Jack. Email a.jack@ed.ac.uk

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