Come along for to Academic Strand, where early career researcher present their papers on Scotland’s contribution to science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Presenters have a maximum of five minutes to present their papers, a time limit that will be strictly enforced.
After a brief introduction by the academic strand team, seven people present five-minute papers exploring Scotland’s contribution to science fiction fantasy and horror. Once the papers are complete, the audience will be invited to vote for the favourite papers. The presenters will be invited back on stage to answers questions while the votes are tabulated. The most popular papers will be announced and invited back for Session Three.
Presenting in Session 1
Fraser Dallachy: The Historical Thesaurus of English as a writer’s resource
Peter Kao: Scottish Gothic Writing in James Hogg's The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
Jennifer deBie: Scottish Creations: Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus and 19th century Scottish Medicine
Sarah Ghasedi: The Woman Doctor in Margaret Todd’s Mona Maclean, Medical Student
Bethany Campbell: Holding on Through the Changes: Tam Lin & Scottishness in Elizabeth Marie Pope’s The Perilous Gard
Vicky Brewster: "Getting the Hang of Being Human" in Michel Faber's Science Fiction
Keith Williams: Remembering the ‘Lost’ Scottish Father of American science fiction
Venue: Lomond Room