Faculty Colloquium with Eric Gidal titled "Ossianic Unconformities: Bardic Poetry in the Industrial Age"

Picture of a rocky formation near a beach
November 12, 2013 - 3:30pm
Gerber Lounge, 304 EPB

“Ossianic Unconformities” follows the nineteenth-century quest to locate, and thereby authenticate, the poems of Ossian in the rapidly-changing landscapes of an industrial archipelago.  Exploring these imaginative cartographies, we perceive the potential of Ossianic poetry to speak beyond the wounded national pride of a subjugated culture towards a global condition of perilous change.