What Would Douglas Do? Lessons from Early Scottish Humanists

Senate Chamber, Trent Building, University Park Campus
18/11/2019 (18:15-21:15)
Rebecca Peck
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Speaker: Professor Nicola Royan, School of English, Faculty of Arts

In the first decades of the sixteenth century, the scholarly movement of humanism found an enthusiastic welcome in Scotland, generating Latin grammars, classical translations, new works of history, political advice and fiction. This lecture investigates the legacy of this phenomenon through discussion of two key figures, Gavin Douglas and Hector Boece.

Nicola Royan holds an MA (Hons) in Humanity and Scottish Literature from the University of Glasgow, as well as a DPhil in English from the University of Oxford.  In 2001, following temporary posts at Universities of Glasgow and St Andrews, Nicola was appointed at Nottingham.  As current president of the Scottish Text Society,  Nicola has published across a full breadth of Older Scots, from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries, and has been editor or co-editor of six essay collections.

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