ScotLit101 podcasts will cover various subjects pertaining to Scottish Literature, as well as lectures I have given at Sofia University. Too often, particularly in academics, Scottish literature is buried and obscured under the larger category of British Literature. This happens not just around the world, but in Scotland as well! While major authors from Scotland are often taught, it is usually without a proper context. This podcast, and the accompanying website, seek to correct this wrong. I am an American, as you will hear, with a strong interest in Scottish history and literature, but as such I suppose I must apologize in advance if you were hoping to hear a different accent. But that's the point, isn't it? This literature, this language, should be enjoyed by all. And I hope you do!
Lecture 5 - 10 November 200923/09/2016 Duration: 01h10min
This is the fifth lecture of my Scottish Literature course, covering Sir Walter Scott and his contemporaries. Stories discussed include Scott's "Wandering Willie's Tale" and Thomas Gillespie's "Fair Maid of Cellardykes." Find links to full texts of these stories on the Scot Lit 101 website.
Lecture 4 - 3 November 200906/11/2009 Duration: 01h01min
This is the fourth lecture of my Scottish Literature course, covering James Hogg and Sir Walter Scott. Stories discussed include Hogg's "The Cameronian Preacher's Tale" and Scott's "The Two Drovers." Find links to full texts of these stories on the Scot Lit 101 website.
Lecture 3 - 27 October 200928/10/2009 Duration: 01h29min
This is the third lecture of my Scottish Literature course, covering Robert Burns and religion, the success and aftermath of the Kilmarnock edition, and Burns in Edinburgh. Poems discussed include Holy Willie's Prayer, Tam O' Shanter, and others.
Lecture 1 - 13 October 200914/10/2009 Duration: 01h02min
This is the first lecture of my Scottish Literature course, covering the 1707 Treat of Union, Allan Ramsay, and Robert Fergusson.