The History of Scottish Cosmopolitanism at the Fin de Siècle

The second event for this project showcases existing research relating to Cosmopolitanism and the Scottish fin de siècle. This event took place online via Zoom on 30 October 2020.On this page, you will find below a series of introductory videos by speakers at the event as well as links to recordings of the live sessions, which featured Questions and Answers from the audience.

 Panel 1 – Figures in Scottish Cosmopolitanism at the Fin de Siècle

  • Michael Shaw (University of Stirling) – ‘William Sharp and Cosmopolitanism’

  • Koenraad Claes (Anglia Ruskin University) – ‘Clashing notions of cosmopolitanism in Fin-de-Siècle Scotland and Flanders

  • Alex Murray (Queen’s University, Belfast) – ’Neo-Jacobites, Decadence, and Fin de Siècle Nationalisms’

Click here to access video of the live session held via zoom, relating to this panel.

Panel 2 – Cosmopolitan Forms in Scotland at the Fin de Siècle

  • Charlotte Lauder, Strathclyde University – ‘Scottish Cosmopolitanism and the Kailyard’

  • Kirstie Blair (Strathclyde University) ‘Cosmopolitanism and the Working-Class Writer’

  • Fraser Riddell, University of Durham – ‘Vernon Lee, Travel and the Senses’

Click here to access video of the live session held via zoom, relating to this panel.

Plenary Talk – David Finkelstein, (University of Plymouth) “Blackwood’s Cosmopolitan Literary Networks’

Click here to access video of the live session held via zoom, relating to this plenary talk.