Two Bards: Burns and Shakespeare - Saturday 16 January 2016 (Robert Burns Birthplace Museum)
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (NTS) & Centre for Robert Burns Studies (University of Glasgow) Annual Conference 2016
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway
'Two Bards: Burns & Shakespeare'
Saturday 16 January 2016.
Buy tickets on-line, call 01292 443700, or visit the museum
9.45-10.00 Welcome: Dr David Hopes & Prof Gerard Carruthers
10.00-10.30 Dr Adrian Streete, 'Calvinism and the Two Bards'
10.30-11.00 Prof Michael Russell, '"Whaurs's Yer Willie Shakespeare noo?": Comparing Commemoration and Celebration of the National Bards'
11.00-11.30 Prof Andrew Prescott, 'Burns, Shakespeare & Freemasonry'
11.30-11.50 Tea & Coffee
11.50-12.30 Mr John Burnett The Burns Scotland Lecture: 'Celebrating Centenaries: Burns in 1859, Shakespeare in 1864'
12.30- 1.50 Lunch
1.50-2.20 Alison & Fiona McNeill, 'Songs by Shakespeare & Burns'
2.20-2.50 Prof Michael Dobson, 'Volkischness from Alloway to Stratford: Shakespeare after Burns'
2.50-3.10 Tea & Coffee
3.10-3.3.40 Dr Rob Maslen, 'Shakespeare, Tam o'Shanter, and the lost Dramatic Works of Robert Burns'
3.40-4.25 Prof Nicola Watson, 'Shakespeare Buried and Burns Dug Up: Posthumous Adventures of Bardic Bodies'
4.30-5.00 Reception within the RBPM & featuring a small 'Two Bards' exhibition.
First published: 30 June 2015