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Book launch: ‘The Crooked Dividend: Essays on Muriel Spark’, ed. by Gerard Carruthers and Helen Stoddart


Join us to celebrate the launch of The Crooked Dividend, a collection of essays from Spark scholars and experts, proceeding from the 2018 Muriel Spark International Symposium. Hear from co-editor Dr Helen Stoddart on the fresh insights into the life and work of Muriel Spark (1918–2006) revealed in the collection. Professor Colin Kidd delves into Spark’s […]


ASLS Schools Conference 2021

The ASLS Schools Conference will offer CPD in areas of language and literature for teachers of English at Secondary, for BGE, National 5, and Higher. The presentations will cover drama, poetry, short stories, novels, and graphic novels, in English and Scots. This event will be run via Zoom. Login details for the event will be […]


Celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies


The ASLS reached its fiftieth year in 2020 and we had been planning to celebrate the event. Sadly we were not able to – but you are invited to join us in 2021 to mark our anniversary one year on! We will celebrate our first fifty years, take stock of how far we have come, and consider the opportunities and challenges for the future.