Louise Welsh – 'Robert Louis Stevenson and the Theatre of the Brain'
Hosted by the School of Fine Art

Event Type:

Friday Event


Glasgow Film Theatre


4 Feb 2011
11:00 - 13:00



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Louise Welsh – 'Robert Louis Stevenson and the Theatre of the Brain'

Event info

Louise Welsh
'Robert Louis Stevenson and the Theatre of the Brain: An exploration of creativity and the unconscious in a pre-Freudian age' - watch video

Louise Welsh is the author of four novels and many short stories and articles. She has also written for radio and the stage, including a libretto for opera, and to date her work has been translated into twenty languages. She is the recipient of several awards including the Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Award in 2003, The Stonewall Book Award (US) in 2004, as well as the Glasgow Lord Provost's award. At the conclusion of her presentation Louise will also be answering questions on her current role as writer in residence for Glasgow School of Art and the University of Glasgow.

"Louise Welsh is the great hope of those wishing to bridge the gap between literary and genre fiction . . . her prose cracks along seasoned with a memorable phrase-making, acute observation [and] exemplary theatrical timing." The Times

Major Publications:
The Cutting Room (2002)
Tamburlaine Must Die (2004)
The Bullet Trick (2006)
Naming the Bones (2010)

Hosted by The School of Fine Art, The Friday Event Lecture Series is The Glasgow School of Art's flagship public lecture series, and brings major international speakers (including artists, architects, designers, historians and cultural theorists) to the city of Glasgow.