Scott’s Supernatural Tales with 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).