Preliminary Information


Note: This year's Colloquium will be held in The Robert Whitelaw Room. (Room No. 246 on the second floor of the library.)

Saturday, October 13, 2018

9:00 - 9:30 am   Registration & Coffee

9:30 - 9:45 am   Opening Remarks

9:45 - 11:15 am  Travelling, Tales and "Trifles"

Mariah Hudec (Guelph)
"Learned botanists, too wise to overlook trifles, set themselves to study even fairy-eggs": John Francis Campbell's Collection Methodology in Popular Tales of the West Highlands.

Robert Fell (Edinburgh)
Scotland's Travellers and the Narrative Negotiation of Worldview

Fergus Maxwell(Guelph)
Modern Subjectivity and the Travelogue Chapter Argument


11:30 am - 12:30 pm   National & Urban Identities in New Media

Lawrence Abrams (UC Davis)
"A Charm of Powerful Trouble": Scottish Folklore and History in Comics and Graphic Novels

Brendan Egan (Queens)
"Planned to bring life back into living": Image, Perception, and Identity in East Kilbride New Town


1:30 pm - 3:20 pm   Scottish Religious and Moral Identities

Dr Jack Whytock (Haddington House Trust & North-West)
Gaelic Hymnody and Diaspora Scots in the New World

Dr Timothy Slonosky (Dawson)
Plague, Providence and Polemic: Literary Reactions to the Disasters of the 1540s

Jennifer Oldham (Guelph)
Where is the Scottish in Scottish Children's Chapbooks?

Dr Dave Nelson (ABAC-Bainbridge)
Caledonia Cancels Christmas: The Protestant Suppression of Yule in Scotland, 1560-1958

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm   Archival Tour
Helen Salmon, Collections and Content Librarian

6:00 pm   Please join us at The Shakespeare's Arms (35 Harvard Rd) for a relaxed evening of good food and conversation

Sunday, October 14, 2018

9:00 - 9:30 am   Coffee

9:30 - 11:00 am  Masculinity and Mythic Origins

Brendan Egan (Guelph)
James V's Great Seal at the University of Guelph

Laura Harrison (Edinburgh)
"Big Men Have Big Swords": William Wallace's Longsword as a Symbol of Medieval Masculinity in Scottish Popular Culture

Dr Marian Toledo Candelaria (Wilfred Laurier University Press)
When the "Popular" is Really Political: Reconsidering the Origins of the Macbeth Narrative.


12:30pm - 1:30 pm  Keynote Lecture
Speaker to be announced shortly

Registration fee is $35 for Scottish Studies Foundation members, $40 for the general public and $15 for students. You can register via the Scottish Studies Foundation by mail or online.

Scottish Studies Office
MacKinnon Building, Room 253
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 2W1
Tel: 519-824-4120 ext 53209