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Lecture Series - Scottish Modern: Gibbon, MacKenzie, MacDiarmid

We are pleased to present a lecture on Scottish Modern: Gibbon, Mackenzie, MacDiarmid presented by Editor, Author and Critic, Nicholas Birns. Join NY Scots at The Brick Presbyterian Church on Thursday, March 28th at 6:30pm. Reception to follow. Cost $40.pp

When: Thursday, March 28th
6:30 PM
Where: 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

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Scottish Modern: Gibbon, MacKenzie, MacDiarmid
presented by Editor, Author and Critic, Nicholas Birns

WHEN: Thursday, March 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 contributions Ireland made to modern literature through the works of James Joyce and William Butler Yeats are well known. Scotland's contributions have been more neglected, but two major novelists emerged in Scotland in the first half of the twentieth century. Compton Mackenzie recorded the new life of the twentieth century from the gritty realism of his earlier work and the comic farce of his later, while Hugh MacDiarmid developed the Scottish vernacular as a tool for searing social critique, and Lewis Grassic Gibbon achieved a poetic prose of striking quality.  

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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