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Lecture Series - Scottish Innovation

We are pleased to present a lecture on Scottish Innovation: The Romantic Period in Scotland presented by Editor, Author and Critic, Nicholas Birns. Join the NY Scots at The Brick Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Feb 28th at at 6:30pm. Reception to follow. Cost $40.pp

 Export to Your Calendar 2/28/2019
When: Thursday, February 28th
6:30 PM
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The Brick Presbyterian Church
62 East 92nd Street
3rd Floor Gallery and Living Room
New York, New York  10128
United States
Presenter: Nicholas Birns
Contact: Brigid Tucker

Online registration is available until: 3/1/2019
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Scottish Innovation: The Romantic Period in Scotland
presented by Editor, Author and Critic, Nicholas Birns

WHEN: Thursday, February 28 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
WHERE: The Brick Presbyterian Church 62 East 92nd Street, NYC 10128

Lecture: 3rd Floor Living Room. Reception to follow in the Gallery.

Tickets: $40

The years from 1780 to 1830 saw the work of Scotland's two most famous writers, Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott, and exhibited great achievements in genres from ballads (Bishop Percy) to drama (Joanna Baillie and John Home) to, amazingly, crime novel (James Hogg). These writers chronicled and celebrated Scottish history and folk traditions but also fostered great innovation in contributing to a new vision of society and the creative process itself. It could be said that no country influenced world literature in this era more than Scotland.

About the Speaker:
Nicholas Birns is the editor of Antipodes: A Global Journal of Australian/NZ Literature. He is the author of Understanding Anthony Powell (University of South Carolina Press, 2004) and the co-editor of A Companion to Australian Literature Since 1900 (Camden House, 2007), a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book for 2008. His Theory After Theory: An Intellectual History of Literary Theory From 1950 to the Early 21st Century appeared from Broadview in 2010. His other books include Barbarian Memory: The Legacy of Early Medieval History in Early Modern Literature  (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), and Contemporary Australian Literature: A World Not Yet Dead (Sydney University Press in 2015). He has contributed to The New York Times Book Review, The Hollins Critic, Exemplaria, MLQ, and  Partial Answers. Nicholas teaches literature courses at NYUSPS in the Center for Applied Liberal Arts.

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