Dr Paul Gubbins

Paul Gubbins was a long-serving member of the Buchanan Committee, together with Angela and Wim. He gave several 'tasters' on Esperanto language and literature as part of the Buchanan lecture series, and he contributed to both the 2014 and 2016 Masterclasses with much-appreciated discussion sessions on Esperanto literature, his speciality. Paul was a very experienced speaker of Esperanto and member of the Esperanto Academy, and his publications in Esperanto include short stories and plays as well as translations in and out of the language.

All the translated texts used during the Masterclasses were drawn from Star in a Night Sky (London: Francis Boutle, 2012 [ISBN 978 1903427 72 9]), a bilingual anthology edited by Paul. This presents texts and extracts originally written in Esperanto and translated into English. The volume comprises contributions from some 70 authors, covering the 125-year history of Esperanto and biographical notes on the writers.

Paul's lecture notes were originally presented on individual sheets which were later combined into a Handbook, to complement the Handbooks produced by Wim on Esperanto language. Wim's language and grammar sessions used examples from Paul's literature choices, such that anyone attending both lectures had the benefit of an in-depth overview of Esperanto language and literature.

Esperanto Literature: Handbook 2014
A handbook prepared by Dr Paul Gubbins and Dr Angela Tellier from the individual session notes for students attending the John Buchanan Masterclass on Esperanto language, literature, and culture, University of Liverpool, 26–28 March, 2014.

Esperanto Literature: Handbook 2016
A handbook prepared by Dr Paul Gubbins and Dr Angela Tellier from the individual session notes for students attending the John Buchanan Masterclass on Esperanto language, literature, and culture, University of Liverpool, 16–18 March, 2016. 
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