The First World Congress of Scottish Literatures

From 2-5 July 2014, the University of Glasgow is hosting the first World Congress of

Scottish Literatures in the College of Arts, with the involvement of the Association

for Scottish Literary Studies and other bodies. The conference will be organized

under four main themes: Authors, Theorizing Scottish literature, Gaelic, Mediaeval,

Musical and Artistic Scotland and Scotland in global culture and context. Colleagues

in the US, Europe, UK and Australia have already agreed to organize panels, and the

congress steering group, together with a wider internationally based committee, are

planning regular updates to interested colleagues. If you would like to be on our

mailing list, please contact Rhona Brown


A Call for Papers will be issued in

due course. The conference will be held in an exciting month in Glasgow, with the

Commonwealth Games and the major Georgian Glasgow exhibition both taking place in

July. We plan to work closely with our colleagues in the city and its galleries and

museums to make this a truly exciting experience for our delegates.