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Walter Scott and the Sense of PlaceĀ 

Thursday 19 August, 2pm 

This lecture takes on a geographical tour of Scotland in the company of Walter Scott from the Borders to the Shetland Islands.  We look at how Scott’s characters move between places and cross borders, and how Scott described the Scottish landscape.  Scott shows us how historical change is imprinted onto scenery and how the people of Scotland are part of the landscapes in his novels. 

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.

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Image: John Knox, Landscape with Tourists at Loch Katrin, Courtesy of The National Galleries of Scotland