Vision and Language: Alasdair Gray's Visual and Literary Archive

Vision and Language: Alasdair Gray's Visual and Literary Archive

A Royal Society of Edinburgh funded project delivered by Professor Alan Riach (Scottish Literature, University of Glasgow), Sorcha Dallas and Dr Ken Neil (Forum for Critical Enquiry, The Glasgow School of Art)

This project forms an interdisciplinary investigation into the relations between Literature and the Visual Arts within Alasdair Gray’s visual, written and published work. The project is a key step towards a unique, public resource of Gray’s visual archive and a comprehensive catalogue of published and manuscript written work. That planned resource will become a point of reference, in Scotland, for word and image studies internationally.

Using the existing archive of the Alasdair Gray Foundation as source, managed by collaborator Sorcha Dallas, the project will examine through commissioned essays and workshop events the relation between literature and visual art in Gray’s work, and with other related fields in sociology and urbanism, and will set down a plan of research action for the future elaboration of the archive in physical and online forms.

event 3: the archive

Where: The Boardroom, The National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
When: Friday 9th of November, 2–5pm
(with a drinks reception after)


First published: 9 November 2012