English Literature

The Susan Manning Memorial Lecture 2018: Janice Galloway

As part of Muriel Spark 100, this year’s Susan Manning Memorial Lecture will be an exploration of 'Spark and her voices' by the celebrated writer Janice Galloway.

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About Janice Galloway

Janice Galloway is the author of award-winning novels, short stories and books of non-fiction, including 'Clara', 'This is Not About Me', 'All Made Up' and 'The Trick is to Keep Breathing', which was last republished in Vintage Classics in 2015.

Her collaborative work includes a range of texts for typographers, visual artists, sculptors, musicians and videographers including Sally Beamish, Calum Colvin and Anne Bevan.

Her latest book, 'Jellyfish', is a collection of short stories inspired by the separate but connected worlds of sex and child-rearing. The paperback edition of 'Jellyfish' will be published by Granta in 2018.

Janice lives in Lanarkshire with her husband, her best friend, and a cartload of cats and chickens.

About the Susan Manning Memorial Lecture

Professor Susan Manning was Grierson Professor of English Literature and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at the University of Edinburgh until her unexpected death in 2013.

This annual lecture is in memory of her as an internationally renowned academic with wide interests, particularly in Transatlanticism, and as an inspiring influence for an international coterie of scholars in the humanities.

Previous lectures have been given by Hermione Lee, David Bromwich, and Caryl Phillips.

We are delighted that this year’s lecture will be part of Muriel Spark 100, celebrating the life and literary achievements of one of Scotland’s finest and internationally respected writers. Running over the course of 2018, this series of centenary events is led by the National Library of Scotland and Creative Scotland, with the collaboration of many partner organisations, including the University of Edinburgh - Spy Week.

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Apr 06 2018 -

The Susan Manning Memorial Lecture 2018: Janice Galloway

'There’s something a bit harsh about you, Fleur’: Muriel Spark and her voices.

Lecture Theatre G.03
50 George Square