Scottish Shores is a research project emphasising Scottish coasts and littoral environments.

Project Overview


Scottish Shores: Gothic Coastal Environments is funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh to run a series of research workshops exploring Scottish coasts and littoral zones in Gothic narratives. Like others around the globe, Scottish coasts are fleeting, vulnerable spaces, and prominent in literary and artistic representation (Gothic or otherwise). Yet Scotland’s shores are marginal in critical discussions of Scottish Gothic literature as well as in debates about anthropogenic climate change. Our conversations explore how the Gothic is a productive thinking tool for accepting and understanding a damaged world and the actions necessary for living in it, and use Scotland as a launching point for thinking about our shores on a global scale. 

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