Writings from Scotland Before the Union

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09:30—10:00: Registration

10:00—10:10: Opening Remarks, Paul McFadyen, University of Dundee

10:10—11:40: Scotland in Europe

Chair: Dr Daniel Cook

  • Dr Anette Hagan, National Library of Scotland

Languages of the British Isles: a historical overview

  • Prof Donna Heddle, University of the Highlands and Islands

A Fine Italian Hand? Italian influence on the writing of John Stewart of Baldynneis

  • Dr Kate Ash-Irisarri, University of Edinburgh

A Conscious Coupling? The Emotions of Union in Scottish Poetics

11:40—12:00: Refreshments

12:00—13:10: Literary Nation

Chair: Dr Jo George

  • Lucy Hinnie, University of Edinburgh

A Devolved Divinity: The Construction of Scotland in Lyndsay’s ‘Dreme’

  • Dr Elizabeth Elliot, University of Aberdeen

Cognition in the Bannatyne Manuscript: personal identity and the idea of Scottish literary


13:10—14:00: Lunch served in the Dalhousie Foyer

14:00—15:10: The Formation of Identity

Chair: Dr David Robb

  • Dr Lesley Mickel, University of the Highlands and Islands

Scots in Westminster: negotiating Scottish and English national identities in ‘The Masque of Blackness’ (1605)

  • Alistair Sargent, University of Glasgow

Imagining Scotland from Revolution to Union, 1689-1707

15:10—15:30: Refreshments

15:30—16:30: Keynote Address,

  • Dr Sarah Dunnigan, University of Edinburgh

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16:30—16:45: Closing remarks, Lawrie Dower

17:00: Drinks Reception in the Dalhousie Foyer

19:00: Conference Dinner

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