Does the name conjure up images of the Highlands, kilts, bagpipes, and your ancestral origins? Or do you see a modern country on the edge of huge political challenges, changes, and possible independence? We’ll discuss memoirs, diaries, novels, films, artists and crime fiction known as Tartan Noir that all contribute to creating a Scottish sense of place. We’ll examine both traditional and contemporary Scottish materials to build a picture of Scotland as a modern European nation. We’ll review the lasting influence of Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott on Scottish Literature as well as discussing the work of contemporary writers including Ian Rankin, William McIlvanney, Alexander McCall Smith and Irvine Welsh. Local Hero, Whisky Galore and Rob Roy are three of many films and TV series that also offer images of Scotland. We’ll view several film clips plus a full-length film. By the end of class, you will be familiar with the names of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Elizabeth Blackadder, Dorothy Dunnett, Samuel Peploe and many more Scottish artists and writers.
Weekly - Tue
Please read: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment
Registration Closes On
March 21, 2017 @ 11:59 PM