Literature and Languages Research Seminar Series

More good news, looking ahead to the semester that’s about to begin, in the shape of a lively and diverse range of research seminars organised within the Division of Literature and Languages, organised by our colleague Angus Vine.

The full programme follows below – all welcome!

Wednesday 12 February

Professor Mary Ellis Gibson (University of Glasgow)

‘The “Indian Mutiny” in Sonnets: A Scottish Missionary’s Daughter Caught Between Sorrow and Vengeance’

Wednesday 26 February

Dr Sarah Parker (University of Stirling, Impact Fellow)

‘Publicity, Celebrity, Fashion: Photographing Edna St. Vincent Millay’

 Wednesday 5 March

Dr Alex Davis (University of St Andrews)

‘Leaving Behind, Staying On: Fictional Testaments from Chaucer to Shakespeare’

Wednesday 19 March

Dr Dale Townshend (University of Stirling)

‘Romancing the Bastille: Architecture and the Gothic Imagination, 1715-1800’

Wednesday 2 April

Dr Cristina Johnston (University of Stirling)

‘Tehran, Vienna, Paris: The Cultural Geographies of Persepolis’

Wednesday 16 April

Dr Bob Irvine (University of Edinburgh)

‘A Night at the Theatre with Robert Burns: Dumfries and the rhetoric of “Reform”’

Wednesday 23 April

Dr Suzanne Gilbert (University of Stirling)

‘Hogg’s Journeys and the Highlands in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals’

Wednesday 30 April

Presentations on Research – Final-Year PhD Students

All seminars take place in Pathfoot, E26, 15:30-17:00. Drinks are served afterwards. For further information please contact Angus Vine (