Hogg and the Romantics

The Biannual James Hogg Society Conference,
hosted by the School of Critical Studies,
University of Glasgow
29 June – 1 July 2012

The School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow is delighted to be hosting, with the James Hogg Society, the Biannual Hogg Conference 2012. The event will be held in the University of Glasgow on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th June 2012, with a trip to Burns country on Sunday 1st July.

The School of Critical Studies houses a vibrant community of scholars working in the area of Scottish Romanticism and it is also home to the Centre for Robert Burns Studies. In July 2011 it hosted the British Association of Romantic Studies Biannual conference on ‘Enlightenment, Romanticism and Nation’, and so it seems appropriate that the theme for this Hogg conference will be ‘Hogg and the Romantics’. This two-day event presents a plaform for the presentation of a wide-range of papers on and opportunities for discussion about the nature of James Hogg’s relationship with other Romantic writers and within Scottish Romanticism. This year papers exploring the lesser known works of Hogg are also profiled. The Douglas S Mack Memorial Lecture will be given by the esteemed Professor Emeritus Douglas Gifford and will be followed, on the Friday evening, with a drinks reception and the launch of the new Edinburgh Companion to James Hogg (edited by Ian Duncan and the late Douglas S. Mack).  There is a conference dinner in the famous Oran Mor (with its fantastic murals by local artist and writer Alasdair Gray) on Saturday night and a trip to the new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, with a special presentation by Curator Amy Miller on Sunday 1st July to finish off. This is a small conference which historically brings together esteemed senior colleagues with younger scholars and fans of Hogg's work from the non-academic sector.
If you require any additional infromation then please contact:
Dr Kirsteen McCue
Scottish Literature
School of Critical Studies
University of Glasgow
7 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QQ