02/07/2014 World Congress of Scottish Literature

Published: 2 July 2014

From 2-5 July 2014, the University of Glasgow will host the first World Congress of Scottish Literatures in the College of Arts, with the involvement of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies and other bodies.

The conference will be organized under four main themes:

    Theorizing Scottish literature
    Gaelic, Mediaeval, Musical and Artistic Scotland
    Scotland in global culture and context

The conference will be held during an exciting month in Glasgow, with the Commonwealth Games and the major Georgian Glasgow exhibition both taking place in July 2014. We will work closely with our colleagues in the city and its galleries and museums to make this a truly unique experience for our delegates. Colleagues in Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand, the Czech Republic, North America, the UK and Australia have already agreed to organize panels, and the congress steering group, together with a wider internationally based committee, are planning regular updates to interested colleagues.

If you would like to be on our mailing list, please contact Rhona Brown at: scottishliteraturecongress2014@glasgow.ac.uk

Call for Papers

Proposals are invited for papers on any aspect of Scottish Literature (in English, Scots, Gaelic or Latin), Culture, Drama or Film for the Congress, with a deadline of 30th April 2013. Proposers should email a title and 100 word abstract to the conference team at scottishliteraturecongress2014@glasgow.ac.uk.

Agreed speakers at the conference already include Mary-Ann Constantine, Ian Duncan, Nick Groom, Martin Prochazka, Ann Rigney, James Robertson, Rick Sher, Fiona Stafford and Chris Whatley.

Come to Glasgow in 2014 and help make this a global gathering to remember.

First published: 2 July 2014