Kate Ferrier

University of Edinburgh

I am conducting an archival recovery and examination of Susan Ferrier’s private writing with the intention of reshaping perceptions of this neglected, Scottish female author and the creative communities in which she was operating. This involves transcribing Ferrier’s private works in ways that will prepare them for digitisation in the future, annotating people, places and literary interactions. I will analyse these connections, mapping new Romantic networks in order to examine how Ferrier’s creative community influenced her published writing, contribute to a reshaping of our understanding of Romantic-period Scotland and, through public engagement opportunities, encourage audiences to explore their creative communities.