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Exploring the role of religion in Scottish Literature: Inviting the Ghost to the Feast

Symposium to launch the School of Divinity’s new Scottish Network for Religion and Literature, organised in collaboration with Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century (SWINC).

Followed by a wine reception. All welcome.


  • Dr Elizabeth Elliott (Aberdeen): ‘Ane tomb of merbell gray’: Mourning and justice in Testament of Cresseid’
  • Dr Robert Irvine (University of Edinburgh School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures): ‘Presbyterianism, ‘Scottish Literature’ and John Galt’s Annals of the Parish’
  • Professor David Jasper (Edinburgh): ‘Margaret Oliphant: A woman writer and
  • churchmen in 19th century Scotland’
  • Dr Linden Bicket (Edinburgh): ‘The “writer who happens to be a Catholic” and 20th century literary criticism’
  • Dr Alison Jack (Edinburgh): ‘Hearing competing voices in James Robertson’s The Fanatic.’
  • James Robertson (novelist): response