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

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Edinburgh University Press, 2007 - Fiction - 356 pages
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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.

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Contents

Scotlands Geography since 1918
11
The Languages of Scotland
21
The International Reception and Literary Impact of Scottish
31
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Ian Brown is a freelance scholar and arts and education consultant.Thomas Owen Clancy is professor of Celtic at the University of GlasgowSusan Manning is Grierson professor of English literature and director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh.Murray G Pittock is professor of Scottish and Romantic literature at the University of Manchester and a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.