Who Is John Galt, Really? - 27/11/18,17:30 - 20:00

Scottish Literature International Lecture 2018

27 November, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

John Galt Lecture

John Galt was among the most popular and prolific Scottish writers of the nineteenth century. While he remains best known for his humorous tales and serious sagas about Scottish life, his fiction encompasses a fascinating range of genres: political satire, gothic terror, historical novels, travel literature, transatlantic tales, and psychologically probing short stories.

In this lecture, Professor Angela Esterhammer of the University of Toronto explores some of Galt’s many identities as exotic traveller and urban geographer, satirist and literary con man. Through a preview of the first forthcoming volumes in the new Edinburgh Edition of the Works of John Galt, it reveals the imaginative range of an exceptionally versatile and innovative writer.

The 2018 Scottish Literature International Lecture is sponsored by Michael Russell MSP. ASLS gratefully acknowledges the support of the Scottish Government and the John Galt Society towards this event.

Date and Time

Tue, November 27, 2018

5:30 PM – 8:00 PM GMT


Scottish Parliament Building


EH99 1SP

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First published: 15 October 2018