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Friday 29 October, 2pm
For Hallowe’en, Penny Fielding will talk about ghosts, visions and prophecies in Scott’s novels and poetry. We will see how Scott included traditional folklore beliefs in his ballad collection The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, and how different kinds of apparitions feature in his novels, including Waverley and The Bride of Lammermoor.
Penny Fielding is Grierson Professor of English at the University of Edinburgh, and director of the project Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century. Her books include Scotland the Fictions of Geography and The Edinburgh Companion to Robert Louis Stevenson.
Image John Martin, Macbeth, Courtesy of The National Galleries of Scotland