Representing Scotland in Literature Popular Culture and Iconography

Representing Scotland in Literature  Popular Culture and Iconography Author A. Riach
ISBN-10 9780230554962
Release 2004-12-10
Pages 280
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This fascinating new study is about cultural change and continuities. At the core of the book are discrete literary studies of Scotland and Shakespeare, Walter Scott, R.L. Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, the modern Scottish Renaissance of the 1920s and more recent cultural and literary phenomena. The central theme of literature and popular 'representation' recontextualises literary analysis in a broader, multi-faceted picture involving all the arts and the changing sense of what 'the popular' might be in a modern nation. New technologies alter forms of cultural production and the book charts a way through these forms, from oral poetry and song to the novel, and includes studies of paintings, classical music, socialist drama, TV, film and comic books. The international context for mass media cultural production is examined as the story of the intrinsic curiosity of the imagination and the intensely local aspect of Scotland's cultural self-representation unfolds.



From Tartan to Tartanry Scottish Culture History and Myth

From Tartan to Tartanry  Scottish Culture  History and Myth Author Ian Brown
ISBN-10 9780748664658
Release 2010-11-26
Pages 288
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An historically and critically sound - and contemporary - evaluation of tartan and tartanry based on proper contextualisation and coherent analysis. This critical re-evaluation of one of the more controversial aspects of recent debates on Scottish culture draws together contributions from leading researchers in a wide variety of disciplines, resulting in a highly accessible yet authoritative volume. This book, like tartan, weaves together two strands. The first, like a warp, considers the significance of tartan in Scottish history and culture during the last four centuries, including tartan's role in the development of diaspora identities in North America. The second, like a weft, considers the place of tartan and rise of tartanry in the national and international representations of Scottishness, including heritage, historical myth-making, popular culture, music hall, literature, film, comedy, rock and pop music, sport and 'high' culture. From Tartan to Tartanry offers fresh insight into and new perspectives on key cultural phenomena, from the iconic role of the Scottish regiments to the role of tartan in rock music. It argues that tartan may be fun, but it also plays a wide range of fascinating, important and valuable roles in Scottish and international culture.



Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature  Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives Author Michael Gardiner
ISBN-10 9780748688654
Release 2011-06-13
Pages 288
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The first full-length study of Scottish literature using a post-devolutionary understanding of postcolonial studies. Using a comparative model and spanning over two hundred years of literary history from the 18th Century to the contemporary, this collection of 19 new essays by some of the leading figures in the field presents a range of perspectives on Scottish and postcolonial writing. The essays explore Scotland's position on both sides of the colonial divide and also its role as instigator of a devolutionary process with potential consequences for British Imperialism.



The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Women s Writing

The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Women s Writing Author Glenda Norquay
ISBN-10 9780748664801
Release 2012-06-20
Pages 240
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Recognises the richness of women's contribution to Scottish literature. By combining historical spread with a thematic structure, this volume explores the ways in which gender has shaped literary output and addresses the changing situations in which women lived and wrote. It places the work of established writers such as Margaret Oliphant, Naomi Mitchison and A.L. Kennedy in new contexts and discusses the writing of critically neglected figures such as Sileas na Ceapaich, Mary Queen of Scots, Anne Grant, Janet Hamilton, Isabella Bird, F. Marion McNeill and Denise Mina. There are chapters on women in Gaelic culture, women's relationship to oral traditions and to key literary periods, women's engagements with nationalism, with space, with genre fiction and with the activity of reading.



The Edinburgh Companion to Hugh MacDiarmid

The Edinburgh Companion to Hugh MacDiarmid Author Scott Lyall
ISBN-10 9780748688296
Release 2011-05-16
Pages 208
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The only full-length companion available to this distinctive and challenging Scottish poet By using previously uncollected creative and discursive writings, this international group of contributors presents a vital updating of MacDiarmid scholarship. They bring fresh insights to major poems such as A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle, To Circumjack Cencrastus and In Memoriam James Joyce, and offer new political, ecological and science-based readings in relation to MacDiarmid's work from the 1930s. They also discuss his experimental short fiction in Annals of the Five Senses, the autobiographical Lucky Poet, and a representative selection of his essays and journalism. They assess MacDiarmid's legacy and reputation in Scotland and beyond, placing his poetry within the context of international modernism.



Cannibalism in Literature and Film

Cannibalism in Literature and Film Author J. Brown
ISBN-10 9781137292124
Release 2012-11-14
Pages 258
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A comprehensive study of cannibalism in literature and film, spanning colonial fiction, Gothic texts and contemporary American horror. Amidst the sharp teeth and horrific appetite of the cannibal, this book examines real fears of over-consumerism and consumption that trouble an ever-growing modern world.



Edinburgh companion to twentieth century Scottish literature

Edinburgh companion to twentieth century Scottish literature Author Ian Brown
ISBN-10 0748636935
Release 2009-09-30
Pages 264
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This volume considers the major themes, texts, and authors of Scottish literature of the twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries. Contributors identify the contexts and impulses that led Scottish writers to adopt their creative literary strategies. Moving beyond traditional classifications, the volume draws on recent critical approaches to introduce new perspectives on Scottish literature since 1900. Its innovative thematic structure ensures that the most important texts or authors are interpreted through a variety of lenses, whether via empire, renaissance, war and postwar, literary genre, generation, and resistance. In order to provide thorough coverage, these thematic chapters are accompanied by chronological "Arcade" chapters that outline the contexts of literature by decade and by "Overview" chapters that trace developments in theater, language, and Gaelic literature across the century. Taken together, this volume provides a thorough and thought-provoking account of the century's literature.



Arts of Independence

Arts of Independence Author Alexander Moffat
ISBN-10 9781909912939
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 208
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There is only one argument for Scottish independence: the cultural argument. It was there long before North Sea oil had been discovered, and it will be here long after the oil has run out.How have perceptions of Scottish culture been shaped by its role within Britain? What would be different about culture in an Independent Scotland? Why is culture the key to the independence debate?ALEXANDER MOFFAT and ALAN RIACH take a hard look at the most neglected aspect of the argument for Scotland's distinctive national identity: the arts. Their proposition is that music, painting, architecture and, pre-eminently, literature, are the fuel and fire that makes imagination possible. Neglect them at your peril. For Moffat and Riach, jobs, health and trade are matters of material fact that need to be enlivened by imagination. How can we organise society to help us approach what the arts have to give. Why have we been so poor at representing our arts comprehensively, both within Scotland and internationally? What can be done? How might things be different? The arts are of paramount importance in the modern world. Moffat and Riach take the argument out of the hands of politicians and economists and beyond the petty squabbles of party politics.Praise for Arts of Resistance An inspiration, a revelation and education, as to the extraordinary richness and organic cohesion of twentieth-century Scottish culture, full of intellectual adventure and openness to the wider world... full of passion and intelligence... This is a landmark book. THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT



Albyn

Albyn Author Hugh MacDiarmid
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040999818
Release 1996
Pages 387
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Pamphlets and articles on Scottish literature and life, published between 1927 and 1972.



The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature Modern transformations new identities from 1918

The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature  Modern transformations  new identities  from 1918 Author Ian Brown
ISBN-10 0748624821
Release 2007
Pages 356
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In almost a century since the First World War ended, Scotland has been transformed in many rich ways. Its literature has been an essential part of that transformation. The third volume of the History, explores the vibrancy of modern Scottish literature in all its forms and languages. Giving full credit to writing in Gaelic and by the Scottish diaspora, it brings together the best contemporary critical insights from three continents. It provides an accessible and refreshing picture of both the varieties of Scottish literatures and the kaleidoscopic versions of Scotland that mark literary developments since 1918.



The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature Enlightenment Britain and empire 1707 1918

The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature  Enlightenment  Britain and empire  1707 1918 Author Ian Brown
ISBN-10 UVA:X030259877
Release 2007
Pages 390
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These three volumes in offer a major reinterpretation, re-evaluation, and repositioning of what is arguably Scotland's most important and influential contribution to world culture-its literature. Drawing on the very best of recent scholarship, the History contributes a wide range of new and exciting insights and offers a new interpretation of what it means to be "Scottish." These anthologies contribute a wide range of new and exciting insights. The first volume begins with the first full-scale critical consideration of Scotland's earliest literature, drawn from the diverse cultures and languages of its early peoples. It covers the literature produced during the medieval and early modern period in Scotland, surveying the riches of Scottish work in Gaelic, Welsh, Old Norse, Old English, and Old French, as well as in Latin and Scots. The second volume deals with a period in which Scotland underwent some of the most dramatic upheavals in its history. It reveals how Scottish writers in shaping the modernity of Britain, Europe and the world. The third volume explores Scottish literature in all its forms and languages since the end of the World War I, bringing together the best contemporary critical insights from three continents.



International Companion to Edwin Morgan

International Companion to Edwin Morgan Author Alan Riach
ISBN-10 1908980141
Release 2015-09-11
Pages 192
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Edwin Morgan (1920-2010) is one of the giants of modern poetry. Scotland's national poet from 2004 to his death in 2010, in his long life he produced an incredible range of work, from the playful to the profound. This INTERNATIONAL COMPANION gives a comprehensive overview of Morgan's poetry and drama. A range of expert contributors guide the reader along Morgan's astonishing, multi-faceted trajectory through space and time, and provide students with an essential and accessible general introduction to his life and work.



Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh Author Robert A. Morace
ISBN-10 1403996768
Release 2007
Pages 180
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This book provides an accessible introduction to the work of Irvine Welsh that places his fiction in context, provides new insights, and explores his relevance to contemporary culture.



Recherches Anglaises Et Nord am ricaines

Recherches Anglaises Et Nord am  ricaines Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105132153953
Release 2007
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Recherches Anglaises Et Nord am ricaines has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Recherches Anglaises Et Nord am ricaines also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Recherches Anglaises Et Nord am ricaines book for free.



From Trocchi to Trainspotting

From Trocchi to Trainspotting Author Michael Gardiner
ISBN-10 0748622322
Release 2006
Pages 202
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This book charts the course of Scottish Critical Theory since the 1960s. It provocatively argues that ‘French’ critical-theoretical ideas have developed in tandem with Scottish writing during this period. Its themes can be read as a breakdown in Scottish Enlightenment thinking after empire - precisely the process which permitted the rise of 'theory'.The book places within a wider theoretical context writers such as Muriel Spark, Edwin Morgan, Ian Hamilton Finlay, James Kelman, Alexander Trocchi, Janice Galloway, Alan Warner and Irvine Welsh, as well as more recent work by Alan Riach and Pat Kane, who can be seen to take the 'post-Enlightenment' narrative forward. In doing so, it draws on the work of the Scottish thinkers John Macmurray and R.D. Laing as well as the continental philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Paul Virilio.Key Features* Engaging polemic which connects Scottish literature with critical theory and continental thinking with Scottish philosophy.* Provides a needed corrective to the 'theory-fear' which has often stopped Scotland looking at its own Enlightenment.* Offers the first book-length commentary on contemporary Scottish writers, as well as re-positioning more familiar writers such as Muriel Spark and James Kelman.



Scottish Studies Review

Scottish Studies Review Author
ISBN-10 IND:30000125135172
Release 2007
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Changing Identities Ancient Roots

Changing Identities  Ancient Roots Author Ian Brown
ISBN-10 UOM:39015069373408
Release 2006
Pages 240
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The aim of this book is to place developments in the region of West Dunbartonshire, that is, the area covered by Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven running up to the southern end of Loch Lomond, in the context of the larger national - and indeed international - historical developments to which they contribute and which they may illustrate.The region concerned is a Scotland in microcosm. It contains an early Celtic capital in Dumbarton, the preferred palace and the site of the death of Robert the Bruce in Cardross, the birthplace of Tobias Smollett, key cradles of the Industrial Revolution and the home of the winners of the earliest football World Cup. It is through the prism of the region’s specificities that the development of the nation - and its social and political economy as a whole - can be seen in a very particular light.This history uses a regional basis to examine large-scale issues through specific local and regional events. It is, therefore, not simply a local history (although it will clearly have an additional local market, not otherwise likely to buy such a book). It is a substantial study of interest to academics and historians worldwide both for its contents and its method, which without being entirely pioneering is innovative. It is also accessible to interested general readers.