The Glasgow School of Art, University of Strathclyde, University of Glasgow

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23 Apr 2021
15:00 - 18:00



Online symposium


Event info

This event is a symposium, that will be looking at the work of Alasdair Gray (1934-2019). The event will be coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the publication of Lanark, Grays seminal novel, by Canongate books in 1981. The event will have four sessions that will be broken into different sections of the event to lead discussions and responses to the Grays work.

In session one this will respond to the innovation of ‘Lanark&’, responding to this will be Prof. Carla Sass (University of Verona), Edwin Pickstone (The Glasgow School of Art) and Prof. Ross Sinclair (The Glasgow School of Art).

In session two this will have creative responses to the work that will lead by Juana Adcock and Nick Harrington, they will then follow this up with a discussion of the creative process. That will be chaired by Dr. Rodge Glass (University of Strathclyde) and Sorcha Dallas (The Alasdair Gray Archive).

Session three will be led by Kate Rolley the niece of Alasdair Gray, and will be reading and discussing the recordings of Alasdair Gray. Lanark, Kate Rolley will be accompanied by Prof. Alan Riach (University of Glasgow) and Anita Sullivan (audio drama writer).

Session Four will be an Announcement of Call for papers for ‘Across space and form the 2nd International Alasdair Gray Conference’

This event is hosted by the University of Strathclyde, in association with The Glasgow School of Art, the University of Glasgow and The Alasdair Gray Archive. Funded by the English Subject Fund at the University of Strathclyde.