Scotland: A Sense of Place

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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.

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

CE South Building

Kate Luger 

Please read: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/21/2017 - 4/4/2017 Weekly - Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 220 Kate Luger