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Scottish Literary Review Special Issue Launch Symposium: Queer Form in Scottish Writing

Advanced Research Centre (ARC), University of Glasgow, G11 6EW

This one-day symposium is a landmark opportunity to discuss the status of queer writing in Scottish literature. The event celebrates the launch of the Scottish Literary Review special issue, ‘Queer Form in Scottish Writing’, co-edited by Zoë Strachan and Darryl Peers. The day will gently disrupt the form of the academic symposium, giving attendees plenty of opportunity […]


Haste Ye Back (again): Editing the Memoir of Dorothy K. Haynes

Boyd Orr Building, University Avenue Glasgow G12 8SP

First published in 1973, Haste Ye Back is a lively and intimate portrayal of Aberlour Orphanage in Banffshire, where Dorothy K. Haynes (1918–1987) spent four formative years in her childhood. Best known as a writer of gothic and supernatural fiction, here Haynes’s vivid imagination brings to life the residents, caretakers and stories of the institution that irrevocably […]


More Books About Buildings and Crime: The Architecture of Scottish Crime Fiction

Scottish Parliament Edinburgh EH99 1SP

There are few literary genres in which maps, floor-plans and architectural features matter so deeply as in crime fiction. From the earliest days of ‘Tartan Noir’, Scottish crime writers have exploited the symbolic and structural significance of buildings in framing their various scenes of the crime. In this lecture, crime writer and academic Liam McIlvanney […]