Queer Form in Scottish Writing

Queer Form in Scottish Writing Symposium

10 July, 2024 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

A one-day symposium to launch Special Issue of Scottish Literary Review

Advanced Research Centre (ARC), University of Glasgow, Chapel Lane, Glasgow G11 6EW

This one-day symposium is a landmark opportunity to discuss the status of queer writing in Scottish literature. The event celebrates the launch of the Scottish Literary Review special issue, ‘Queer Form in Scottish Writing’, co-edited by Zoë Strachan and Darryl Peers. The day will gently disrupt the form of the academic symposium, giving attendees plenty of opportunity to engage with the ideas and topics raised by the research gathered in the issue. It will provide a forum for interested people in and outside of the university to reflect on the intersections which may, or may not, exist between studies of sexuality and gender, and studies of the nation.

Speakers will include: Heather YeungTimothy C. BakerChurnjeet MahnSusannah ThompsonNat RahaIain MorrisonCarole JonesEleanor Byrne, and Colin Herd.

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Lunch will be included. The event is free to attend but registration is required. We encourage attendance from across the UK; funding to cover travel expenses is available (please email darryl.peers@stu.mmu.ac.uk with the amount required).

‘Queer Form in Scottish Writing’

Scottish Literary Review 16/1 (Spring/Summer 2024) – contents

  • Queer Nostalgia and Island Time in J. M. Barrie and Compton Mackenzie (Timothy C. Baker)
  • Called Back: Reading Backwards in Ali Smith (Eleanor Byrne)
  • Collapse, Demolition and Queer Landscapes (Jack Halberstam)
  • ‘In spite of, to spite’: Trans Figuring in Shola von Reinhold’s Lote (2020) (Carole Jones)
  • The Uses of Queer Scottish Form (Churnjeet Mahn)
  • Poems in Letters: Callie Gardner’s ‘Letteriness’ (Iain Morrison)
  • ‘I Name Myself Zami’: Maud Sulter’s Queer Form (Susannah Thompson)
  • The Breaks, With Morgan (Heather H. Yeung)

Full programme will follow.

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