Public talk by Rachel Noorda: ‘Diana Gabaldon (Outlander) and the American Obsession with Scotland’

Please join the Transatlantic Literary Women’s team on Monday 11 November for a public talk by Rachel Noorda: 

‘Diana Gabaldon and the American Obsession with Scotland’

Transatlantic American writer Diana Gabaldon is the author of the bestselling Scottish historical fiction Outlander series, which has sold over 20 million copies. In this talk, Dr. Rachel Noorda investigates Gabaldon’s popularity amongst readers in the United States through the lens of Scottish emigrants and their descendants, to untangle the reasons for the American obsession with Scotland in literature. 

Dr. Rachel Noorda is Director of Book Publishing and Assistant Professor of English at Portland State University. She earned her PhD in Publishing Studies from the University of Stirling. Her research expertise and interests include twenty-first century book culture, international book marketing and audiences, and small business and entrepreneurship in book publishing.

The Transatlantic Literary Women Series is generously funded by the British Association for American Studies / United States Embassy Small Grants Programme.

When: Monday 11 November, 5:15pm (with refreshments from 5pm)

Where: Room 205, 4 The Square, University of Glasgow.

Free, all welcome


First published: 5 November 2019