Scottish Shores RSE Workshop
  The Scottish Shores Workshop forges new connections between Gothic studies and the Environmental and Blue Humanities. It emphasises Scottish coasts and littoral environments, which, like others around the globe, are fleeting spaces very vulnerable to the effects of climate change, and prominent in literary and artistic representation. Scotland’s shores, however, have so far been marginal in critical discussions of Scottish Gothic literature as well as in debates about anthropogenic climate change. The Workshop’s conversations will tackle the assumption that Gothic and environmentalism are incompatible, exploring how the Gothic is a vital, productive thinking tool that can help us accept a damaged world and the actions necessary for living in it. The Workshop aims to improve understanding amongst scholars and public audiences of the importance of the Gothic’s role in representing our coastal zones in a time of ecological crisis compounded by the politics surrounding tackling the effects of climate change.

  • Start Date:

    7 March 2022

  • End Date:

    31 July 2023

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Royal Society of Edinburgh

  • Value:


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