Reading Scotland - Join us at our Virtual Scotland Library!

Scotland Hub’s ‘Reading Scotland’ is a virtual community bringing together Germans and Scots and all who have an interest in Scottish life and literature. Stay updated via the "Reading Scotland"-Website.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Tuesday, 10 January 2023, 6pm: Reading Scotland with Melissa Walker - Building the Nation: An analysis of 'Scotland is Now'
  • Tuesday, 24 January 2023, 6pm: Reading Scotland with Davina Hachgenei - Title tba
  • Tuesday, 07 February 2023, 6pm: Reading Scotland with Silvia Mergenthal - Title tba

Find the full schedule for the winter term here.



Victorian Reproductions

Workshop, 24th-25th March 2023

Organisers: Sarah Wegener and Dr. Wolfgang Funk

This workshop aims to uncover some of the complex textual and cultural relations and representations of reproduction in the Victorian era. Against the background of the surge of medico-scientific tracts on human anatomy and sexuality (Gray’s Anatomy; Geddes and Thomson’s Evolution of Sex; William Acton’s Function and Disorders of the Reproductive Organs; William Buchan’s Advice to Mothers) and in the wake of Darwin’s evolutionary theories in The Origin of the Species, reproduction saw an increase in currency and relevance in Victorian cultural life. In the field of Victorian literature, reproduction holds a particular fascination, since, as John Holmes notes, literature, and poetry especially, can serve as “a documentary source for understanding the significance of evolution within Victorian culture” (60). In this context, the workshop will investigate how productions and reproductions in and of texts, of metre and form merge with cultural reflections about procreation, configurations of bodies and gender, as well as the development of the human species in general.

This workshop is funded by Internal University Research Funding (Forschung und Technologietransfer).

See the full Call for Papers here.


"Making a Children's Book - A Glimpse into the Industry" 

Online Guest Talk by Anna Zieger. Children Illustration Agent at The Bright Agency

January 18, 2:15-3:45 pm

Anyone interested in attending, do please contact Mirjam Haas and you will be sent the Zoom link.