The Equal Skies – conference on Land & Literature, 15 August 2016, University of Stirling

The Equal Skies: land and literature in Scotland


Monday 15 August 2016

University of Stirling

This one-day symposium will bring together an original mix of interdisciplinary authors, poets and scholars to discuss the relationship between land and literature in Scotland from the eighteenth century to the present.


Structured around a series of short (15 minutes each) ‘perspectives’ papers, from contemporary authors, poets and academics, followed by a panel discussion, this conference will explore the ways in which Scotland’s landscape has been translated onto paper, and how these evolving images have in turn impacted upon historical and contemporary land use, ownership and management.


The Call for Papers is now open, and the organizing committee welcome proposals of 150-200 words, outlining the content and structure of your paper, and please include a short biography of yourself.


The deadline for proposals is: Friday 22nd July 2016.


Please email your proposal (or if you have any queries) to: Dr Annie Tindley,


This conference is being supported by the Stirling Centre for Scottish Studies, University of Stirling, and the Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures, an interdisciplinary centre co-hosted between the University of Dundee, the University of Stirling and the University of the Highlands and Islands.