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Introduction

Michael Gardiner

in From Trocchi to Trainspotting: Scottish Critical Theory Since 1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622320
eISBN:
9780748653393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622320.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book aims to chart the shadowy-theory of Scotland using figures who have in the past been mostly subject to biographical criticism. It notes that in the most comprehensive overview of the ... More


George Mackay Brown and the Philosophy of Community

Timothy C Baker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638123
eISBN:
9780748651788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

George Mackay Brown has long been recognised as one of the most original and important Scottish writers of the twentieth century. This book offers a comprehensive account of Brown's work from a ... More


The Paradox of Scottish Culture: The Twentieth-Century Experience

Michael Gardiner

in From Trocchi to Trainspotting: Scottish Critical Theory Since 1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622320
eISBN:
9780748653393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622320.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter describes what post-1960 Scottish literature is not: in a semi-conscious state of doubt as to whether a language, a ‘people’ and a nation can be reconciled. It concludes by presenting ... More


Introduction

Michael Gardiner

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/9780748637744.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book asks many questions, but leaves behind the wearied and misleading one of whether Scotland ‘is postcolonial’ and therefore qualifies for a critical connection. It emphasises how ‘English’ ... More


Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Michael Gardiner and Graeme Macdonald

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is a study of Scottish literature using a post-devolutionary understanding of postcolonial studies. It looks at Scottish writing in Gaelic and other non-Anglophone postcolonial literatures in ... More


Scrutiny's Empire

Christopher Hilliard

in English as a Vocation: The 'Scrutiny' Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199695171
eISBN:
9780199949946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695171.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter moves beyond Britain to examine the Scrutiny movement's fortunes overseas. In the late 1940s and 1950s, the Kenyon School of English and Eric Bentley's anthology for American readers ... More


Introduction: Problems of Community in the Scottish Novel

Timothy C. Baker

in George Mackay Brown and the Philosophy of Community

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638123
eISBN:
9780748651788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638123.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses George Mackay Brown, who is known for his observational writing. It looks at his involvement with the problems of community, which is best seen in his prose works. ... More


Introduction: Re-Mapping Modern Scottish Literature

Louisa Gairn

in Ecology and Modern Scottish Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633111
eISBN:
9780748653447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633111.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the coverage of this book that suggests that the science and philosophy of ecology — which asks questions about being in the world, about ‘dwelling’ and ‘belonging’, and most ... More


Thi langwij a thi guhtr

Rachael Gilmour

in Bad English: Literature, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Language in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526108845
eISBN:
9781526158321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526108852.00007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter one considers the language politics of Scotland, in relation to claims for Scottish postcoloniality, as a way into considering the work of Scottish writers James Kelman and Tom Leonard. In ... More


Ecology and Modern Scottish Literature

Louisa Gairn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633111
eISBN:
9780748653447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633111.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book presents a provocative and timely reconsideration of modern Scottish literature in the light of ecological thought. The book demonstrates how successive generations of Scottish writers have ... More


Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Richard Cronin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book begins with two fatal duels, as the best introduction to a literary period best defined by its antagonisms – between England and Scotland, Whigs and Tories, men and women, and between poets ... More


Continuities and New Voices

Margery Palmer McCulloch

in Scottish Modernism and its Contexts 1918-1959: Literature, National Identity and Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634743
eISBN:
9780748651900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634743.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the changes brought to modernist art as a result of the First and Second World Wars, one of which was the contribution of the women writers who became popular during the ... More


Iain M. Banks

Paul Kincaid

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041013
eISBN:
9780252099564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041013.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is the first book-length study of the entire oeuvre of Scottish novelist Iain Banks. While it concentrates on the science fiction as by Iain M. Banks, in particular his novels of the Culture, it ... More


Dictionary trawling

Rachael Gilmour

in Bad English: Literature, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Language in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526108845
eISBN:
9781526158321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526108852.00008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter two discusses a group of Scottish writers, working as academics and translators as well as poets, whose poetry of the later 1980s and 1990s employs a synthetic, ‘dictionary-trawled’ Scots ... More


Border Blurs: Concrete Poetry in England and Scotland

Greg Thomas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620269
eISBN:
9781789629538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620269.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book presents the first in-depth account of the relationship between English and Scottish poets and the international concrete poetry movement of the 1950s-70s. Concrete poetry was a literary ... More


Introduction: Modernism and Scottish Modernism

Margery Palmer McCulloch

in Scottish Modernism and its Contexts 1918-1959: Literature, National Identity and Cultural Exchange

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634743
eISBN:
9780748651900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634743.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introductory chapter considers the possibility of the existence of a varied and distinctive Scottish literature that interacts with both traditional and international influences. It looks at an ... More


The Idea of Resistance

Michael Gardiner

in From Trocchi to Trainspotting: Scottish Critical Theory Since 1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622320
eISBN:
9780748653393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622320.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter presents ideas that will prove central and the promise of Scottish Literature standing on its own feet, unbeholden to notions of genre, omniscience, and empire. It explains that ... More


Robert Louis Stevenson and the Art of Collaboration

Audrey Murfin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474451987
eISBN:
9781474477109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474451987.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Robert Louis Stevenson, Collaboration, and the Construction of the Late-Victorian Author argues that understanding literary collaboration is essential to understanding Stevenson’s writings. Stevenson ... More


Legacy

William K. Malcolm

in Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789620627
eISBN:
9781789629859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620627.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The final chapter reviews the development of Mitchell’s literary legacy following his death up to the present. Translations of his best work to different genres, including radio, drama and film ... More


Prosthetic language

Rachael Gilmour

in Bad English: Literature, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Language in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526108845
eISBN:
9781526158321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526108852.00009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter three discusses the polyglot poetry and prose of British-Scottish-Asian novelist Suhayl Saadi and poet and multimedia artist Raman Mundair. As this chapter argues, both writers stage scenes ... More


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