Dr Daniel Cook - Scott's Wandering Tales

We are delighted to welcome Dr Daniel Cook today to deliver our Annual Joint Lecture, hosted in conjunction with the English Department at the University of Edinburgh. And we are ever so grateful that Daniel will be talking to us about an aspect of Scott's work that is so often overlooked, but that has now been subjected to detailed, deft, and much-needed study in Daniel's very capable hands.

Dr Daniel Cook is a Senior Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Associate Director of the Centre for Scottish Culture at the University of Dundee. He has published numerous books and articles on authors ranging from Pope to Wordsworth, from Swift to Scott. With Lucy Wood he edited a collection of essays, 'Reworking Walter Scott', for the journal 'Studies in Scottish Literature'. His most recent book is 'Reading Swift's Poetry' (published in August by Cambridge University Press). He recently completed another monograph, 'Walter Scott and Shorter Fiction', which will be available from Edinburgh University Press next June. He is also editing a large anthology of 'Scottish Literature, 1730-1830', which will appear in the Oxford World's Classics series next year. The topic of his talk today relates to his forthcoming book on Scott's shorter works of fiction, which will be appearing with Edinburgh University Press in the next year.

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