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Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Museum of London

Did Sir Walter Scott Invent Scotland?

Dr Juliet Shields


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Walter Scott’s phenomenally popular novels and poems created an image of Scotland as a land of sublime scenery and heroic chivalry. Why is it Scott’s version rather than any of the many other nineteenth-century literary representations of Scotland that has endured in the popular imagination?  This lecture will explain why Scott’s romanticised representations of Scotland were such a hit, and how his enduring legacy has helped or hindered Scotland as it seeks to define its place in Britain today.

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Dr Shields is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Washington.

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17 January 2017

Did Sir Walter Scott Invent Scotland?
Dr Juliet Shields

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