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Deep Maps and Scaled Stories

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Deep Maps and Scaled Stories: Scottish and Irish Romanticism in the era of Climate Change
Professor Claire Connolly

The Indian novelist and critic Amitav Ghosh has recently described an “imaginative and cultural failure that lies at the heart of the current climate crisis” (The Great Derangement). Asking how we can respond to Scottish and Irish literature in the light of this crisis, Professor Connolly’s lecture proposes a reading of romanticism as a renewable literary resource, capable of posing new questions about human relationships to our shared environment.

Claire Connolly is Professor of Modern English at University College Cork in Ireland. She is the author of A Cultural History of the Irish Novel, 1790–1829, published by Cambridge University Press and awarded the Donald J. Murphy Prize by the American Conference for Irish Studies.

The Scottish Literature International Lecture 2017 is sponsored by Michael Russell MSP.

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