Monday, 6 July 2015

Most Recent Issue: Studies in Hogg and his World

Studies in Hogg and his World (2014)


Ross Roy 1924 – 2013
Kenneth Simpson 1943 – 2013
Karl Miller 1931 – 2014

The 2014 Hugh MacNaughtan Lecture
James Robertson, “Strange Case of Dr Jekyll, Mr Hogg and the Reverend Gideon Mack”

Nicholas M. Williams, “‘The liberty wherewith we are made free’: Belief and Liberal Individualism in James Hogg’s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

H.B. de Groot, “The Limits of Sympathy: John Wilson, William Wordsworth, Adam Smith”

Gillian Hughes, "Two Poems on a Painting by Alexander Carse"

Work By James Hogg
James Hogg, “On the Necessity of Affording Protection and Accommodation to Farmers, Drovers, and Graziers,” ed. Jon Mee, with an additional note by Gillian Hughes

Robert Fergusson and the Scottish Periodical Press by Rhona Brown. Reviewed by Gillian Hughes

Burns and Other Poets, edited by David Sergeant and Fiona Stafford. Reviewed by Leith Davis

Robert Burns and Friends: Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows, edited by Patrick Scott and Kenneth Simpson. Reviewed by Rhona Brown

Revising Robert Burns and Ulster: Literature, Religion and Politics, c. 1770-1920, edited by Frank Ferguson and Andrew R. Holmes. Reviewed by Corey E. Andrews

The Edinburgh Companion to Sir Walter Scott, edited by Fiona Robertson. Reviewed by Graham Tulloch

The Life of Sir Walter Scott by John Macrone, edited with an Introduction by Daniel Grader. Reviewed by J. H. Alexander

Jamieson’s Dictionary of Scots: The Story of the First Historical Dictionary of the Scots Language by Susan Rennie. Reviewed by Margaret A. Mackay

Conflicted Life: William Jerdan, 1782–1869, London Editor, Author and Critic by Susan Matoff.  Reviewed by Tim Killick

The Novels of Walter Scott and his Literary Relations: Mary Brunton, Susan Ferrier and Christian Johnstone by Andrew Monnickendam and Women Writers and the Edinburgh Enlightenment by Pam Perkins. Reviewed by Ian Duncan

Scottish and Irish Romanticism by Murray Pittock. Reviewed by Ian Dennis

Romantic Writing and the Empire of Signs: Periodical Culture and Post-Napoleonic Authorship by Karen Fang. Reviewed by Kim Wheatley

The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland. Volume 2, Enlightenment and Expansion 1707 – 1800, edited by Stephen W. Brown and Warren McDougall. Reviewed by Paul Barnaby

Henry Raeburn: Context, Reception and Reputation, edited by Viccy Coltman and Stephen Lloyd. Reviewed by H. B. de Groot

The Doctor Dissected: A Cultural Autopsy of the Burke & Hare Murders by Caroline McCracken-Flesher. Reviewed by Silvia Mergenthal

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Upcoming James Hogg-Related Events at the Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 7-31, 2015

Source: "Edinburgh," Wikipedia

1. Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner. Reconstructed by Untitled Projects, August 19-22, 2015, 8:00 p.m. at The Queen's Hall (about 2 hours). 

2. Andrew Graham-Dixon, Festival Insights: The British Gothic, August 17, 2015, 2:30 p.m. (about 75 minutes) at The Hub.

3. Andrew Graham-Dixon, Professor Penny Fielding, and Professor Randall Stevens, Festival Insights: The Scottish Supernatural, August 17, 2015, 4:00 p.m. (about 75 minutes) at The Hub. 

2015 James Hogg Society Conference: Some Reflections

Some participants at the James Hogg Society conference, April 2015
Steps of Victoria College at the University of Toronto

The 2015 James Hogg Society Conference was held in Toronto, Canada on 9-12 April 2015.  The conference, which was coordinated by Dr. Hans de Groot together with Programme Directors Dr. Sharon Alker and Dr. Holly Faith Nelson, was co-sponsored by Victoria College, University of Toronto, and the Department of English, University of Toronto.  More than thirty delegates from across the globe gathered to listen to and discuss a full programme of stimulating and enjoyable papers about Hogg and his world, as well as to meet friends and colleagues, old and new.  

It was a particular pleasure that the conference members included both Bruce Gilkison, a direct descendant of James Hogg, and Jamie Laidlaw, a direct descendant of the Laidlaw side of the family.

The conference opened with  the third in the series of Douglas Mack Lectures, given in memory of the Society’s founder, when  Professor Angela Esterhammer of the University of Toronto spoke on the subject ‘Identity Crises and Unaccountable Acts: More Contexts for Hogg’s Justified Sinner.

Bruce Gilkison
Standing beside the plaque dedicated to Captain William Gilkison (1777-1833)
Elora, Ontario