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LITERATURE, CULTURE, ART, AND MUSIC
10 June 2017
David Hume Tower,
University of Edinburgh,
‘Scotland 1715–1780: Literature, Culture, Art and Music’ looks at the period immediately preceding the so-called vernacular revival of Allan Ramsay, Robert Fergusson and Robert Burns. The conference will explore many aspects of Scottish culture from the period: from theatre and art to poetry and song in English, Scots and Gaelic; from print culture and antiquarianism to the afterlives of major Scottish literary figures. This multifaceted approach will show the vibrancy of this pivotal moment in Scotland’s history.
Reduced rate (ASLS Members/Students/Unwaged): £25
(all bookings include tea/coffee and lunch)
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||Welcome; Session One
• Misconceptions about Scottish Poetry of the Eighteenth Century (Gerard Carruthers)
• ‘A passionate attachment’: Collection as Self-definition (Valentina Bold)
• Allan Ramsay and Edinburgh: Memories of the Poet in the City of Forgetting (Craig Lamont)
• Gaelic Print Culture and Gaelic Women’s Poetry in the Eighteenth Century (Kate Mathis)
• ‘The Book o’ Maybes is very braid’: Ramsay’s Scots Proverbs and Enlightenment Print Culture (Ronnie Young)
• Poet’s Son and King’s Painter: Allan Ramsay in the Scottish National Collection (Helen Smailes)
• Lessons and the Practice of Singing: Italianisms, Fashion and the Scottish Air (Brianna E. Robertson-Kirkland)
• Ramsay as Theatre Impresario and the Rise and Rise of Theatre in Edinburgh (Ian Brown)
• The Allan Ramsay Edition (Murray Pittock)
||Close of conference; ASLS AGM
Image: “A Highland Dance” (detail), by David Allan (1744–1796).
Last updated 23 May 2017.