Words and Water in Scottish Literature
August 15, 2020 3:00pm Online
How is Scotland's coastal geography reflected in its fictional traditions? This talk looks at how authors respond to environment and how literary language evokes questions of climate.
From Walter Scott to contemporary poetry, Scottish writers have been aware that we live in a coastal environment. Sea creatures appear in Scottish legend, and novels address the difficult relationship between humans and the natural world. This talk raises the role of fiction in historical and contemporary questions about how we use, enjoy, and are part of Scotland’s terraqueous world.
Tea & Talk Series
The Tea & Talk series invites everyone to enjoy a cup of tea while engaging with experts in a friendly, relaxed discussion. There won’t be any powerpoints, notes or formality here – just the chance to ask questions and to listen to some of Scotland’s leading authorities on a variety of subjects.Join Waiting List
All Tea & Talk events will take place using Zoom Meetings so attendees can take part using audio and video. Due to this attendees must be 17+ years old. To encourage discussion and allow for everyone an opportunity to ask questions we have limited the number of spaces available.