This is the first of two sessions for the one day conference "MacDiarmid at 100", a special event organised by the Scottish Revival Network. If you wish to attend both sessions you will need to sign up for both individually. You can sign up for the afternoon session here: https://bit.ly/macd-100-PM
In this session our panelists will deliver the following papers (you can find more information about the event, including abstracts for our panelists' papers, here: http://revival.scot/macd-100/):
Patrick Crotty (University of Aberdeen) – ‘Chitterin’ lichts: Non-dictionary Textual Sources in Sangschaw and Penny Wheep, with particular reference to “The Watergaw”’
Scott Lyall (Edinburgh Napier University) – ‘to “meddle wi’ the thistle”: The Scottish Chapbook, Modernism, and Renaissance’
Michael Whitworth (University of Oxford) – ‘MacDiarmid the Spaceman’
Alan Riach (University of Glasgow) – 'The Ghost of John Nisbet: Hugh MacDiarmid's first published work'
The session will be chaired by Jim Benstead (Edinburgh Napier University)