James Hogg (1770-1835), also known as “The Ettrick Shepherd,” lived and worked for most of his life in Ettrick Forest in the Scottish Borders. Best remembered for his innovative novel The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824), over his literary career he produced songs, poems, stories, novels, plays, essays, and even a much-lauded treatise on diseases in sheep. By the opening of the nineteenth century, print culture had developed into a burgeoning industry, and Hogg was a frequent contributor to periodicals, including Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine and Fraser's Magazine, as well as a wide range of publications beyond Britain.
This exhibition depicts James Hogg as a Scottish writer of international stature and importance. It reflects new research undertaken at the University of Stirling into the worldwide circulation of Hogg’s work in newspapers and magazines, from Canada and the USA, to India, the Caribbean, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.
The exhibition is curated by the Centre for James Hogg Studies and is generously funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
This exhibition is open to all and free to attend.
Please note that the Pathfoot Building and the Art Collection based in this building is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
For further information please see: http://www.jameshogg.stir.ac.uk