Scott’s Supernatural Tales with Daniel Cook

Daniel Cook

Saturday 11th September 3pm – 4pm in Innerpeffray Schoolroom

Sir Walter Scott dabbled in the eerie and the macabre writing novels that include tales of terror. ‘The Fortunes of Martin Waldeck’ is a demonic parable about greed; ‘Wandering Willie’s Tale’ is an irreverent horror story, while ‘Donnerhugel’s Narrative’ is a supernatural take on the theme of a cursed marriage. Dare you accompany Daniel to explore seven of Scott’s deadliest tales?  

Dr Daniel Cook is Reader in English and Associate Director of The Centre for Scottish Culture at the University of Dundee. After completing his PhD at Cambridge, he held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship at the University of Bristol, a Visiting Professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and library fellowships at Harvard and Yale.
His books include Walter Scott and Short Fiction (2021), Reading Swift’s Poetry (2020), Thomas Chatterton and Neglected Genius, 1760-1830 (2013), Women’s Life Writing, 1700-1850: Gender, Genre and Authorship (2012, with Amy Culley), and The Afterlives of Eighteenth-Century Fiction (2015, with Nicholas Seager).
Daniel won the Stephen Fry Engaged Researcher of the Year Award in 2019.

Tickets priced £10 are available to book here. Tickets include an online edition of Walter Scott’s Five Short Stories (UniVerse, 2021).