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Robert Burns and British Poetry: Chatterton Lecture on Poetry

Murray G. H. Pittock

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses Robert Burns, a poet who dwelt on the early phase of the poem ‘Resolution and Independence’. It examines the critical introspection that has tended to exclude Burns from an ... More


Robert Burns and ‘Circling Time’

Gerard Lee McKeever

in Dialectics of Improvement: Scottish Romanticism, 1786-1831

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474441674
eISBN:
9781474481144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441674.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Featuring an extended reading of ‘The Cotter’s Saturday Night’, this chapter finds new parallels between Robert Burns’s handling of the religious and socio-economic dimensions of improvement. It ... More


Robert Burns on the Twentieth-Century Stage

Rhona Brown

in Performing Robert Burns: Enactments and Representations of the 'National Bard'

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474457149
eISBN:
9781474495806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457149.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter analyses three twentieth-century plays with Robert Burns as a protagonist – H. Fletcher Lee’s Robert Burns: A Play in Three Acts (1926), Robert Kemp’s The Other Dear Charmer (1951) and ... More


Collective Rememberings of Home: Robert Burns as a Site of Memory

Tanja Bueltmann

in Scottish Ethnicity and the Making of New Zealand Society, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641550
eISBN:
9780748653553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641550.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter explores different ways in which Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns, was commemorated in New Zealand. These commemorations provide a suitable focus: while Scottish immigrants ... More


Performance and Print in Editions of Robert Burns in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries1

John Burnett and Gerard Carruthers

in Performing Robert Burns: Enactments and Representations of the ‘National Bard’

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474457149
eISBN:
9781474495806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457149.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Both Burns and his many nineteenth-century editors can be seen as performers who had a wide range of goals and a wide range of methods for pursuing them. From the Kilmarnock edition (1786) on, many ... More


‘A Man for a’ That’: Robert Burns (1759–1796)

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Robert Burns’s general reputation does not seem to be that of a political suspect, but his legacy has been bitterly contested in political terms ever since his early death in 1796. In this respect, ... More


‘O what a glorious sight’: Performing Identity and the Burns Supper

Ronnie Young

in Performing Robert Burns: Enactments and Representations of the 'National Bard'

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474457149
eISBN:
9781474495806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457149.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines Burns Suppers in the context of recent ideas about performance within memory studies and in relation to public commemoration rituals based around food consumption. Focussing on ... More


Performing Robert Burns: Enactments and Representations of the 'National Bard'

Ian Brown and Gerard Carruthers (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474457149
eISBN:
9781474495806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457149.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This pioneering book explores varieties of performance – and their contexts – of Burns’s texts, specifically in song, in his local theatre and in public ceremonies or dramatisations of his work. It ... More


A Weak State and a Weak Church

Iain McLean

in Adam Smith, Radical and Egalitarian: An Interpretation for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623525
eISBN:
9780748672110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623525.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses the weak church and the weak state which alone made it possible for Adam Smith's thought to emerge at all, but which set him a range of intellectual problems to solve in his ... More


Burns and Film

Alistair Braidwood

in Performing Robert Burns: Enactments and Representations of the 'National Bard'

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474457149
eISBN:
9781474495806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457149.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter looks at the varied depictions of Robert Burns, and his work, on screen by examining five case-studies from across twentieth-century cinema. They show Burns's impact on cinema was ... More


‘Frae my ain countrie’: Robert Burns in the Archive of Jean Redpath

Moira Hansen

in Performing Robert Burns: Enactments and Representations of the 'National Bard'

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474457149
eISBN:
9781474495806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457149.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Scottish singer Jean Redpath first made her name in the folk music revival sweeping 1960s America. In her clear and expressive mezzo-soprano, she brought her own Scottish folk-song repertoire, at the ... More


Contesting Memory and Public Places: Albert Square and Dundee’s Pantheon of Heroes

Christopher A. Whatley

in Victorian Dundee: Image and Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860912
eISBN:
9781474406062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860912.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines what lay behind the campaigns to commemorate Dundee's three ‘local heroes’ — the Radical martyr George Kinloch, the Glasgow-born ‘father’ of Dundee's engineering trade James ... More


The Enlightenment & the Book: Scottish Authors & Their Publishers in Eighteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and America

Richard B. Sher

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226752525
eISBN:
9780226752549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226752549.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The late eighteenth century witnessed an explosion of intellectual activity in Scotland by such luminaries as David Hume, Adam Smith, Hugh Blair, William Robertson, Adam Ferguson, James Boswell, and ... More


Contested Commemoration: Robert Burns, Urban Scotland and Scottish Nationality in the Nineteenth Century

Christopher A. Whatley

in Literature and Union: Scottish Texts, British Contexts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198736233
eISBN:
9780191853722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198736233.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Focusing on the wave of statues of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns that were erected in Victorian and Edwardian Scotland, the chapter explores the contests there were to ‘own’ and mould Burns’s ... More


A ‘Conceptual Alliance’: ‘Interculturation’ in Robert Burns and Kamau Brathwaite

Leith Davis and Kristen Mahlis

in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter adopts a rhizomatic approach derived from Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, as Robert Burns is placed into conversation with the contemporary Barbadian writer, Kamau Brathwaite. It also ... More


Revolutionary Joy: De Quincey's Discovery of Lyrical Ballads

in Revisionary Gleam: De Quincey, Coleridge and the High Romantic Argument

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237945
eISBN:
9781846313936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237945.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter uncovers some of the likely contexts in which Thomas De Quincey encountered Lyrical Ballads, and suggests a more politicized view of his childhood reading and imagination than has ... More


Reprobates

Matthew Bevis

in Wordsworth's Fun

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652054
eISBN:
9780226652221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652221.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Play is sometimes foreplay. The lewdness of the ludic is age old; “lechery” is etymologically related to leik (another word for play), and in many languages play words are often used in reference to ... More


Scotland, Britain and The Elsewhere of Poetry

Gerard Carruthers

in Don Paterson: Contemporary Critical Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748669417
eISBN:
9781474406338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669417.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyses Paterson's work in terms of national identity, inheritance, and literary history, considering the poet's engagement with Scottish forebears. How resistant is his work to being ... More


Keats, Burns, and Scotland: ‘Blind in Mist’

John Barnard

in John Keats and Romantic Scotland

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780198858577
eISBN:
9780191890734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858577.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter gives additional proof of the importance of Burns to Keats, and explores the difficulties he experienced in making poetry out of Scottish scenery or paying tribute to Burns. The first ... More


Imitation Whiteness James Hewlett's Stage Europeans

Marvin McAllister

in Whiting Up: Whiteface Minstrels and Stage Europeans in African American Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835081
eISBN:
9781469602431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869062_mcallister.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the aesthetics and politics of specific nineteenth-century stage Europeans crafted by James Hewlett, William Brown's most documented and celebrated company member. As one of ... More


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