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Saturday, September 23 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm
The Ins and Outs of Outlander: It’s More than Haggis

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A honeymoon for the ages: World War 2 nurse Claire Beauchamp Randall has more coming to her than she ever could have imagined when she sets out to collect some flowers in the spring of 1945. When an innocuous-looking set of standing stones whisks her 200 years into the past, she suddenly finds herself immersed in a rebellion - and an arranged marriage. Diana Gabaldon’s series of eight books – and now a popular TV series – have sold 25 million copies and have been translated into 34 languages. What is the appeal? Time travel? Military history? The strong female characters? Men in kilts? Gratuitous sex? The multi-genre nature – what is Outlander anyway? – science fiction, historical fiction, adventure, romance – or all of the above?!This panel will discuss these questions, as well as what draws fans to the story, our favourite (and least favourite) characters in the novel and on the screen, the Jacobite rebellion, the portrayal of role of women in history and in the novels, the challenges of screen adaptation, or whatever your Gaelic heart desires. If you’re new to the books or the show: Ceud mìle fàilte! BYOK (Bring your own Kilt).

Presented by Jennifer Legere 

Saturday September 23, 2017 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Room 301 WTCC