Friday 29 October, 2pm
For Hallowe’en, Penny Fielding will talk about ghosts, visions and prophecies in Scott’s novels and poetry. We will see how Scott included traditional folklore beliefs in his ballad collection The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, and how different kinds of apparitions feature in his novels, including Waverley and The Bride of Lammermoor.
Penny Fielding is Grierson Professor of English at the University of Edinburgh, and director of the project Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century. Her books include Scotland the Fictions of Geography and The Edinburgh Companion to Robert Louis Stevenson.
This lecture will now be run online on Microsoft Teams; booking is essential as attendees will be sent joining instructions a day or so beforehand. If you do not hear from us an hour or so before, please check your junk or spam folder. If joining us on a mobile device (tablet or smartphone) you will need to install Teams onto your device beforehand, and also Microsoft Powerpoint if your device is older so that you can view any slides. The apps can be downloaded free from the App Store or the Google Play Store.
Free, but booking essential.