James Caudle, executive-in-residence for the Arkansas Scottish Festival, will present two lectures April 7 through 8 on the Lyon College campus.
On April 7 at 3:30 p.m., he will present “The Scots Conquer London: James Boswell in London in 1762–1795” in Nucor Auditorum. A reception will follow in the Flanders Reading Room. On April 8 at 10 a.m., he will present "The Scottishness of James Boswell, Writer and Citizen” in Bevens.
Caudle served as associate editor of the Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell from 2000 to 2017. Prior to this role, he taught history at Ouachita Baptist University from 1996 to 2000.
Caudle’s scholarship focuses on the history of the book, in particular censorship and copyright, sociability and social verse and mass communications on political ideas through newspaper and magazine essays, pamphlets and sermons.
Both lectures will discuss the Edinburgh-born biographer and diarist’s Scottish heritage. Caudle's second lecture will serve as a part of the Arkansas Scottish Festival, one of the premier Scottish festivals in the United States. Established in 1981 as the Highland Games, the festival is emblematic of Lyon College, its Scottish heritage and its Presbyterian connection.
Both lectures are free and open to the public.
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