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

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Ian Brown
Edinburgh University Press, 2007 - Fiction - 356 pages
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The Edinburgh History of Scottish LiteratureGeneral Editor: Ian BrownCo-editors: Thomas Owen Clancy, Susan Manning and Murray PittockThe Edinburgh History of Scottish Literatureoffers a major reinterpretation, re-evaluation and repositioning of the scope, nature and importance of Scottish Literature, arguably Scotland’s most important and influential contribution to world culture. Drawing on the very best of recent scholarship, the Historycontributes a wide range of new and exciting insights. It takes full account of modern theory, but refuses to be in thrall to critical fashion. It is important not only for literary scholars, but because it changes the very way we think about what Scottishness is.The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature, Volume 3:Modern Transformations: New Identities (from 1918)Period and General Editor: Ian BrownCo-editors: Thomas Owen Clancy, Susan Manning and Murray PittockIn 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,/i>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 other volumes in the History are:The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature, Volume 1: From Columba to the Union (until 1707)The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature, Volume 2: Enlightenment, Britain and Empire (1707-1918)Key Features* Original - presents new approaches to what is literature and what is Scottishness.* Inclusive - Gaelic and diasporic writing, Latin writing, theol
  

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Contents

The History of Scotland since 1918
1
Scotlands Geography since 1918
11
The Languages of Scotland since 1918
21
4 The International Reception and Literary Impact of Scottish Literature of the Period since 1918
31
Tradition Decline and Renovation
42
6 Literature and the Screen Media since 1908
53
7 Material Culture in Modern Scotland
64
8 Sir James Frazer and Marian McNeill
69
Scottish Poetry since the 1970s
185
20 The Lost Boys and Girls of Scottish Childrens Fiction
198
Muriel Sparks Narratives
207
Aspects of Gender the Novel and the Drama
214
23 The Autobiography in Scottish Gaelic
225
Robin Jenkins and Janice Galloway
231
From Modern to Contemporary in Scottish Fiction
237
End of the Century Cultural Signs in the Novels of McIlvanney Banks Gray Welsh Kelman Owens and Rankin
253

9 Hugh MacDiarmid
75
Scottish European and Gender Journeys 191869
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Negotiating Regional Identity in the Literature of NorthEast Scotland
95
Conan Doyle Linklater Gunn Mackay Brown and Elphinstone
106
Modern Scottish Historical Fiction
114
Gaelic Bards in the Twentieth Century
130
Structures and Infrastructures of Theatre Provision in Twentieth Century Scotland
142
Sorley MacLean and George Campbell Hay
151
Modern Poetry in Scots
163
Culture Reenergised in the Poetry of Ruaraidh MacThòmais and Aonghas MacNeacail
176
PoetPlaywrightNovelists from the MidTwentieth Century on
262
The Gaelic Short Story Novel and Drama since the early Twentieth Century
273
Multiplicity and Cultural Diversity in Contemporary Scottish Theatre
283
30 Varieties of Gender Politics Sexuality and Thematic Innovation in Late TwentiethCentury Drama
295
31 The Diaspora and its Writers
304
32 New Diversity Hybridity and Scottishness
320
Notes on Contributors Volume Three
332
Index
337
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Ian Brown is Professor in Drama at the Kingston University Thomas Clancy is Lecturer in the Department of Celtic at the University of Glasgow Susan Manning is Grierson Professor of English Literature, and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh Murray Pittock is Bradley Professor of English Literature at the University of Glasgow

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