Scotland and Europe: historical literary dialogues

This cross-cultural course will introduce students to literary exchanges between Scottish and European writers from the medieval period to the end of the nineteenth century. Beginning with the Medieval Scottish Makars this course will offer students the opportunity to read and discuss the interplay of key writers and texts across Scotland and Europe to find a fresh perspective on cross-national borrowings and national literatures. It will also similarly focus on the Scottish Enlightenment and Robert Burns, the Romantic movement and Walter Scott, the Victorian era and Robert Louis Stevenson, including writing and letters by women of these periods such as Madame de Staël and Jane Welsh Carlyle. How did literature mediate across political, cultural, and social borders in the past? This course invites you to explore the deep roots of Scotland’s cultural connections to the continent.

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  • Cost: £140
  • Credits: 10