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 guest talk by Gary Younge, June 12, 2018 © Adelheid Rutenburges Bildinformationen anzeigen
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Map of the 1858 Atlantic Cable route

Foto: Von Unbekannt - Howe's Adventures & Achievements of Americans; en:Image:Atlantic_cable_Map.jpg, Gemeinfrei,

guest talk by Gary Younge, June 12, 2018 © Adelheid Rutenburges

Dirk Night with Armani Cotton

Foto: Miriam Jassmeier

Transatlantikdampfer "Berengaria" (1920); Route: Liverpool-New York-Liverpool.

Foto: Wikimedia Commons

Erstsemesterbrownies, April 2018

Foto: Madita Oeming

guest talk by Gary Younge, June 12, 2018 © Madita Oeming

Robert Wirth

 Robert Wirth

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"Committed Tuppence-worth: When Celebrities Dabble in Scottish Politics"Observatoire de la Société Britannique, 18 (L'engagement en Ecosse autour de l'enjeu de l'indépendance. ed. Edwige Camp-Pietrain and Gilles Leydier), 2016: 103-127. The essay is available online at: .


"Cultural and Textual Appropriation in Alan Bissett's Boyracers"Litteraria Pragensia: Studies in Literature and Culture  27.53 (Cultural Exchanges in Scottish Literature. ed. Martin Procházka and Petra Johana Poncarová), 2017: 101-122. The abstract is available at:


"His Bloody Deceptive Project: the Unjustified Confessions of Roderick Macrae", Crime, Punishment and the Scots. (forthcoming)


"Present and Absent Nostalgia in the 2014 Referendum", Journal of Scottish Thought 8 (If Scotland ...Conjecturing 2014. ed. Scott Hames and Adrian Hunter), 2016: 88-101. 


"A Small Seasoning of Curry-Powder" in A.J. Cronin’s 'Hatter’s Castle', Imperial Middlebrow (forthcoming)


“Scotland: a Nation-State in Waiting”, Waiting as a Cultural Practice. ed. Christoph Singer, Olaf Berwald, and Robert Wirth. (forthcoming)


"Nostalgia: The Elephant in the Room of the Scottish Independence Debate." Transcending Oppositions in Scottish Culture: A Symposium. Faculdade de Letras Universidade do Porto, Portugal. 2 June 2014.


"Heading towards an Unpredictable Past: Nostalgia in the Scottish Independence Debate." IF SCOTLAND. School of Arts & Humanities, Stirling Centre for Scottish Studies, Scotland. 23 August 2014.


"Committed Tuppence-worth: When Celebrities Dabble in Scottish Politics." Le 55e congrès de la Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur. l’Université de Toulon, France. 6 July 2015.


"Racing in the City: Spatial Relationships in Alan Bissett’s Boyracers." Place and Space in Scottish Literature and Culture. University of Gdańsk, Poland. 10 October 2015. 


"His Bloody Deceptive Project: the Unjustified Confessions of Roderick Macrae." Le Crime, le Chatiment et les Ecossais/ Crime, Punishent and the Scots. Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès, France. 15 January 2016. 


"The Long Wait for the Nation-State: Past and Future Scotlands." Waiting as Cultural Practice: International and Interdisciplinary Conference. The University of Paderborn, Germany. 21 May 2016.  


"Notions of India in A.J. Cronin’s Hatter’s Castle." Imperial Middlebrow: Cross-colonial encounters and expressions of power in middlebrow literature and culture, 1890-1940. University of Reading, England. 24 March 2017.


"Putting the ‘Great’ Back Into Great Britain." Britain in Europe / Europe in Britain. University of Portsmouth, England. 23 June 2017.


"Brexitopia on and from the Small Screen: Keeping Britain Nostalgically Calm." ESSE Conference 2018, Masaryk University (Brno), Czech Republic. 2 Sept. 2018.


Review: From Arthur's Seat: Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh edited by Alyson Kissner, Amani Al-Remal, et al. in The Bottle Imp, 20 (2/2016) Available at:

Review: Fallow by Daniel Shand. in The Bottle Imp, 21 (1/2017) Available at:





Waiting as a Cultural Practice. eds. Christoph Singer, Olaf Berwald and Robert Wirth (forthcoming 2018)

Complicity and the Politics of Representation. eds. Cornelia Wächter and Robert Wirth (forthcoming 2018)

Konferenzen und Veranstaltungen

Complicity and the Politics of Representation (16.-18. Juni 2017) mit Cornelia Wächter (Ruhr Universität Bochum), Bochum Langendreer.

Reading Tour of Graeme Macrae Burnet (28.Juni -1.Juli 2017), Universität zu Köln, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Universität Paderborn.  

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