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Conference for Burns Birthday

15th December 2008

The Association for Scottish Literary Studies is to mark the 250 anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns with a one day conference entitled Burns Language: Then and Now. The conference will be held at 12 University Gardens, University of Glasgow, on 28 February 2009 and speakers will include: 10.30-11.15am Pauline Gray on Burns Bawdy language, 11.15am.12.00 Jeremy Smith on Burns Punctuation, 12.00-12.45pm Dorian Grieve on Ideas of Language in the Time of Burns, 1.30-2.15pm Christine Robinson on Burns and the Scottish Dictionaries and 2.15-3.00pm John Corbett on Burns in Modern Quotation.

For members of the ASLS, students or unwaged persons, the conference fee is 15, otherwise the cost is 25. This price includes morning tea and coffee and a lunch. For more information, and to book a place, please enquire with or check the website at