Caroline McCracken-Flesher - Something to Write Home About: Surprising Stories in Abbotsford Guest Books

Our speaker on Thursday 8th October 2015 was Professor Caroline McCracken-Flesher, Professor of English at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. She took her MA at Edinburgh and her writing on Scottish literature is published widely. Her books include Possible Scotlands: Walter Scott and the Story of Tomorrow and The Doctor Dissected: A Cultural Autopsy of the Burke and Hare Murders. 

She has just received the Clan Scott Society’s highest award, the Order of the Stag. The award recognizes her “outstanding scholarship and study of Scottish literature, particularly that of Sir Walter Scott.”

She regards Sir Walter Scott as a flexible and generous thinker whose genuine voice is in his letters and journals and she will be giving a talk at the Scottish Parliament on Scottish Literature on November 24th on the topic of The Humanities in a Post-Human Future and will no doubt have something to say about Scott then too.