Confessions 2020: Marking (almost) Two Hundred Years of Justified Sinning

Fran Baillie, Gavin Cameron, Moira Gee, Peter Marshall, Bet McCallum, Roddie McKenzie, R. Veritay Neville, A. Petrie, Ann Prescott, V. Rivers, George C. Robertson, Lauren Christie (Contributing member), Daniel Cook (Contributing member), Chris Murray (Contributing member), Faye Williams (Artist), Roy Canning (Editor), Keith Williams (Editor)

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    Welcome to the fourth collection by Wyvern Poets, in collaboration with the University of Dundee. December 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of James Hogg and heralds the bicentenary of The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824) Hogg’s novel is a milestone in Scottish Gothic fiction, with disturbing and ongoing resonances. Its theme of duality not only challenged Calvinist doctrines about a predestined elect, but made the idea of split psyches individual and cultural globally imaginable through influencing Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886) This collection considers the many ways in which Hogg’s double vision still speaks to our time and beyond.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationUniversity of Dundee
    Number of pages24
    Publication statusPublished - 2020


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