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Language and Legacy

Saturday 5 November 2016

Fore Hall, Main Building,
University of Glasgow, Glasgow

  • Conference fee: £35.00
  • ASLS Member’s rate: £30.00
    (all bookings include tea/coffee and lunch)

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9:45 a.m. Registration & coffee
10:15 Renaissance Poetry in Scots (Alan Riach)
10:45 The Gaelic Writing of Donald Sinclair (Angus MacLeod)
11:15 Tea & coffee
11:30 Sorley MacLean and Douglas Young: Poetry and Translations
(Emma Dymock)
12:00 p.m. The Multilingual George Campbell Hay
(Michel Byrne)
12:30 The Gaelic Writing of Iain Crichton Smith
(Moray Watson)
1:00 Lunch
2:00 Derick Thomson: Poet and Scholar (Ian MacDonald)
2:30 Poetry in Scots since the Renaissance (Derrick McClure)
3:00 Tea & coffee
3:15 Drama in Scots (John Corbett)
3:45 Closing remarks and end of conference

  • Michel Byrne is Lecturer in Celtic and Gaelic at the University of Glasgow.
  • John Corbett is Head of English, University of Macau.
  • Emma Dymock is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Celtic and Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Derrick McClure retired in 2009 after over forty years in the Department of English, University of Aberdeen.
  • Ian MacDonald was Director of the Gaelic Books Council until 2010 and worked with Derick Thomson for fifteen years.
  • Angus MacLeod is a Gaelic scholar. Much of his research has been on Dòmhnull Mac-na-Ceàrdaich and he has written the introduction to the new collected edition of his work.
  • Alan Riach is Professor of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow.
  • Moray Watson is Senior Lecturer in Gaelic at the University of Aberdeen.


For further information please contact

Staff: Duncan Jones
Address: ASLS
Department of Scottish Literature
University of Glasgow
7 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QH
Phone/Fax: +44 (0) 141 330 5309

Last updated 11 October 2016.