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Keynote speaker : Cogadh no Sìth? War or Peace? Hamish Henderson, Jock Duncan and the Voicings of War

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Abstract

As we gather to remember and pay tribute to Hamish Henderson, we also mark the centenary of the end of one global war, aware of course that it was a short-lived peace. Hamish Henderson and folksinger Jock Duncan both fought in the next major world conflict, and both have left us powerful voicings of the Scottish experience of war. Reflecting on the poetics of these legacies, Gary West argues that both men have contributed significantly to the creative process of bearing witness and of ‘remembering’.

Event

The Annual Hamish Henderson Lecture

Duration10 Nov 201810 Nov 2018
Location of eventThe Scottish Storytelling Centre
CityEdinburgh
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Other

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