Please join us and Dr. Rachel Noorda on the 11th of November for the second event of this TLW series: the Outlander-themed discussion, ‘Diana Gabaldon and the American Obsession with Scotland’.

Free to all! 5:15pm on the 11th of November, Room 205, 4 The Square, University of Glasgow.
Come along for refreshments, and a discussion of transatlantic relations in popular literature and media!

Rachel Noorda Social Image

Transatlantic American writer Diana Gabaldon is author of the bestselling Scottish historical fiction Outlander series, which has sold over 20 million copies. In this talk, Dr. Rachel Noorda investigates Gabaldon’s popularity amongst readers in the United States through the lens of the Scottish diaspora to untangle the reasons for the American obsession with Scotland in literature.

Dr. Rachel Noorda is Director of Book Publishing and Assistant Professor of English at Portland State University. She earned her PhD in Publishing Studies from the University of Stirling. Her research expertise and interests include twenty-first century book culture, international book marketing and audiences (like the Scottish diaspora), and small business and entrepreneurship in book publishing.

The Transatlantic Literary Women Series is generously funded by the British Association for American Studies / United States Embassy Small Grants Programme. Follow us on twitter @atlantlitwomen.


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