A Glasgow Celebration: Robin Jenkins Centenary Conference

The Robin Jenkins Centenary Conference
Organised by Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow
and the Association for Scottish Literary Studies (ASLS)
Venue: The Hunterian Gallery Lecture Theatre
Time: 9.30am - 5pm
24 November 2012

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Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow and the Association of Scottish Literary studies are collaborating in this one-day celebration of the centenary of the Scottish novelist Robin Jenkins (1912-2005). 

Jenkins is arguably Scotland’s greatest twentieth-century novelist, with over thirty works of fiction from So Gaily Sings the Lark in 1950 to The Pearl Fishers in 2007. He attended the University of Glasgow between 1929 and 1933. In 2003, together with Edwin Morgan, he received The Saltire Society’s rare Lifetime Achievement Award.

Speakers will include: James Robertson, Douglas Gifford, Gavin Wallace, Gerard Carruthers, Alan Riach, Margery Palmer McCulloch, John Hodgart & Linden Bicket.

Conference Programme
9:45–10:10am  Registration & Coffee 
10:10–10:20  Welcome – Kirsteen McCue and Ian Brown
10:20–11:00  The major novels and The Changeling – Douglas Gifford
11:00–11:30  Putting away childish things? – Margery Palmer McCulloch
11:30–12:00  Teaching Jenkins: Matthew and Sheila – John Hodgart
12:00–1:30  LUNCH
1:30–2:00  The later fiction and The Pearl-fishers – Linden Bickett
2:00–2:30  The foreign novels – Ingibjörg Ágústsdóttir
2:30–3:00  The short stories – Alan Riach
3:00–4:00  Panel discussion – Ingibjörg Ágústsdóttir, James Robertson, Gavin Wallace
4:00  Close

If you would like to know more, or to book a place at the conference, please click HERE.

If you require any additional infromation then please contact:
Duncan Jones
ASLS (email: office@asls.org.uk)
Scottish Literature
University of Glasgow
7 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QH

Phone: +44 (0) 141 330 5309