Writings from Scotland Before the Union

Now in its second year, Writings from Scotland Before the Unionis a one-day conference, hosted by the Centre for Scottish Culture at the University of Dundee, which seeks to further understand how Scotland saw herself in literary terms before formal union in 1707.

Registration opens at 09:30 on April 21st in the Baxter Suite in the Tower Building on the Nethergate in Dundee before the first panel begins at 10:00, running through the day and culminating with a dramatic reading of Henryson’s Testament of Cresseid performed by the JOOT theatre company.

The event is free and open to all (including lunch and refreshments) but registration via Eventbrite is ESSENTIAL.

There will also be a conference dinner at the end of the day which will be between £20-5 at a local restaurant. Please indicate whether you would like to attend the dinner by registering your interest to preunionconf@dundee.ac.uk

Our keynote speaker is Professor John J. McGavin of the University of Southampton who will deliver a lecture titled Records of Early Drama Scotland: Joining Dots and Colouring in.Our other papers include:

• Nina Fiches, University of Bristol
‘The Scottish Once and Future King: The stakes of King Arthur for the national identity of Scotland’

• Dr Nicola Royan, University of Nottingham
‘Archibald Whitelaw, Hector Boece and the Performance of Scotland in early Scottish humanism.’

• Dr Emily Wingfield, University of Birmingham
‘ane raa buke to the Quene’: Margaret Tudor and her books

• Lucy Hinnie, University of Edinburgh
‘Conquering the querelle in the Bannatyne MS (c. 1568)’

• Dr Rhiannon Purdie, University of St Andrews
‘Scottish heroes old and new: Hary’s Wallace, Lyndsay’s Meldrum and the seductions of biography’

• Dr Elizabeth Elliott, University of Aberdeen
‘David Lyndsay and Scots Drama in the Eighteenth Century’

• Graeme S. Millen, University of Kent

a real distaste of the country and the service…’ Maj-Gen Hugh Mackay’s Memoirs, the Scots-Dutch and Identity during the Highland War, 1689-1691

• Dr Sebastiaan Verweij, University of Bristol
‘Remembering Alexander Montgomerie’s Cherrie and the Slae

• Dr Jamie Reid-Baxter, University of Glasgow
To justify the wrath of God to men” – Irae divinae in Scotiam accensae: God’s wrath poured out in Latin verse, 1652.

Registration is available via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/writings-from-scotland-before-the-union-2018-tickets-43977342415

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the organisers at preunionconf@dundee.ac.uk