Summary Book Review Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Women's Writing by Glenda Norquay:
Download or read book Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Women's Writing written by Glenda Norquay and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2012-06-20 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Summary Book Review Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Traditional Literatures by Sarah Dunnigan:
Download or read book Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Traditional Literatures written by Sarah Dunnigan and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2013-08-20 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduces Scotland's contribution to forms of traditional culture and expression - folk narrative, ballad, legend, song, broadsides and chapbooks.
Summary Book Review Edinburgh Companion to Sir Walter Scott by Fiona Robertson:
Download or read book Edinburgh Companion to Sir Walter Scott written by Fiona Robertson and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2012-09-25 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) is widely recognised as one of the central and defining figures in Scottish literature and in European and American Romanticism. Fabled in his own lifetime as 'the Wizard of the North' and as the (long-anonymous) 'Author of Waverley', he played a unique role in the dissemination of an idea of Scottish culture and history. From his early work as a collector and editor of traditional ballads to the widespread popularity and fame of his poetry and novels, and to his important writings on history, economics, folklore, and literature, Scott refashioned the literary culture of his day and continues to shape our own.The Edinburgh Companion to Sir Walter Scott, the first collection of its kind devoted to his work, draws on the innovative research and scholarship which have revitalised the study of the whole range of his exceptionally diverse writing in recent years. Chapters written by leading international scholars provide an indispensable guide to his work in different genres and reflect the topics and concerns which are most exciting in Scott scholarship today, including his place in literary and popular culture, his experimentation and originality, his relationship to Romanticism, and the revaluation of lesser-known works.
Summary Book Review The History of British Women's Writing, 1830-1880 by Lucy Hartley:
Download or read book The History of British Women's Writing, 1830-1880 written by Lucy Hartley and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-09-22 with total page 349 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume charts the rise of professional women writers across diverse fields of intellectual enquiry and through different modes of writing in the period immediately before and during the reign of Queen Victoria. It demonstrates how, between 1830 and 1880, the woman writer became an agent of cultural formation and contestation, appealing to and enabling the growth of female readership while issuing a challenge to the authority of male writers and critics. Of especial importance were changing definitions of marriage, family and nation, of class, and of morality as well as new conceptions of sexuality and gender, and of sympathy and sensation. The result is a richly textured account of a radical and complex process of feminization whereby formal innovations in the different modes of writing by women became central to the aesthetic, social, and political formation of British culture and society in the nineteenth century.
Summary Book Review Edinburgh Companion to James Hogg by Ian Duncan:
Download or read book Edinburgh Companion to James Hogg written by Ian Duncan and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2012-05-11 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: James Hogg (1770-1835) is increasingly recognised as a major Scottish author and one of the most original figures in European Romanticism. 16 essays written by international experts on Hogg draw on recent breakthroughs in research to illuminate the contexts and debates that helped to shape his writings. The book provides an indispensable guide to Hogg's life and worlds, his publishing history, reception and reputation, his treatments of politics, religion, nationality, social class, sexuality and gender, and the diverse literary forms - ballads, songs, poems, drama, short stories, novels, periodicals - in which he wrote.
Summary Book Review Edinburgh Companion to Liz Lochhead by Anne Varty:
Download or read book Edinburgh Companion to Liz Lochhead written by Anne Varty and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2013-03-14 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the significance of Liz Lochhead's work for the twenty-first century.The first contemporary critical investigation since Liz Lochhead's appointment as Scotland's second Scots Makar, this Companion examines her poetry, theatre, visual and performing arts, and broadcast media. It also discusses her theatre for children and young people, her translations for the stage as well as translations of her texts into foreign languages and cultures.Several poets offer commentaries on the influence of Liz Lochhead on their own practice while academic critics from America, Europe, England and Scotland offer new critical readings inspired by feminism, post-colonialism and cultural history. The volume addresses all of Lochhead's major outputs, from new appraisal of early work such as Dreaming Frankenstein and Blood and Ice to evaluations of her more recent works and collections such as The Colour of Black and White and Perfect Days.
Summary Book Review Kathleen Jamie by Rachel Falconer:
Download or read book Kathleen Jamie written by Rachel Falconer and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2018-11-30 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Analyses media representations of riots, strikes and protests
Summary Book Review Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Poetry by Matt McGuire:
Download or read book Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Poetry written by Matt McGuire and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2009-07-03 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The last three decades have seen unprecedented flourishing of creativity across the Scottish literary landscape, so that contemporary Scottish poetry constitutes an internationally renowned, award-winning body of work. At the heart of this has been the work of poets. As this poetry makes space for its own innovative concerns, it renegotiates the poetic inheritance of preceding generations. At the same time, Scottish poetry continues to be animated by writing from other places. The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Poetry is the definitive guide to this flourishing poetic scene. Its chapters examine Scottish poetry in all three of the nation's languages. It analyses many thematic preoccupations: tradition and innovation; revolutions in gender; the importance of place; the aesthetic politics of devolution. These chapters are complemented by extended close readings of the work of key poets that have defined this era, including Edwin Morgan, Kathleen Jamie, Don Paterson, Aonghas MacNeacail and John Burnside.
Author :Ronnie Young Publisher :Bucknell University Press Release Date :2016-11-17 ISBN 10 :9781611488012 Pages :314 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (81 users download)
Summary Book Review The Scottish Enlightenment and Literary Culture by Ronnie Young:
Download or read book The Scottish Enlightenment and Literary Culture written by Ronnie Young and published by Bucknell University Press. This book was released on 2016-11-17 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume takes a fresh look at the literary culture of the Scottish Enlightenment and the wider impact of imaginative literature on Enlightenment culture in general. Covering key authors and work in areas as varied as philosophy, medicine, travel writing, religion, drama, history, publishing, and the periodical press, it provides scholars and students with a timely re-evaluation of the links between imaginative literature and the larger project of Enlightenment in Scotland and beyond.
Summary Book Review The History of British Women's Writing, 1970-Present by Mary Eagleton:
Download or read book The History of British Women's Writing, 1970-Present written by Mary Eagleton and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-29 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book maps the most active and vibrant period in the history of British women's writing. Examining changes and continuities in fiction, poetry, drama, and journalism, as well as women's engagement with a range of literary and popular genres, the essays in this volume highlight the range and diversity of women's writing since 1970.
Summary Book Review Didactic Novels and British Women's Writing, 1790-1820 by Hilary Havens:
Download or read book Didactic Novels and British Women's Writing, 1790-1820 written by Hilary Havens and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-11-03 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tracing the rise of conduct literature and the didactic novel over the course of the eighteenth century, this book explores how British women used the didactic novel genre to engage in political debate during and immediately after the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. Although didactic novels were frequently conventional in structure, they provided a venue for women to uphold, to undermine, to interrogate, but most importantly, to write about acceptable social codes and values. The essays discuss the multifaceted ways in which didacticism and women’s writing were connected and demonstrate the reforming potential of this feminine and ostensibly constricting genre. Focusing on works by novelists from Jane West to Susan Ferrier, the collection argues that didactic novels within these decades were particularly feminine; that they were among the few acceptable ways by which women could participate in public political debate; and that they often blurred political and ideological boundaries. The first part addresses both conservative and radical texts of the 1790s to show their shared focus on institutional reform and indebtedness to Mary Wollstonecraft, despite their large ideological range. In the second part, the ideas of Hannah More influence the ways authors after the French revolution often linked the didactic with domestic improvement and national unity. The essays demonstrate the means by which the didactic genre works as a corrective not just on a personal and individual level, but at the political level through its focus on issues such as inheritance, slavery, the roles of women and children, the limits of the novel, and English and Scottish nationalism. This book offers a comprehensive and wide-ranging picture of how women with various ideological and educational foundations were involved in British political discourse during a time of radical partisanship and social change.
Summary Book Review The History of British Women's Writing, 1880-1920 by Holly A. Laird:
Download or read book The History of British Women's Writing, 1880-1920 written by Holly A. Laird and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-10-06 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ranks of English women writers rose steeply in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, contributing to the era’s revolutionary social movements as well as to transforming literary genres in prose and poetry. The phenomena of ‘the new’ — ‘New Women’, ‘New Unionism’, ‘New Imperialism’, ‘New Ethics’, ‘New Critics’, ‘New Journalism’, ‘New Man’ — are this moment’s touchstones. This book tracks the period's new social phenomena and unfolds its distinctively modern modes of writing. It provides expert introductions amid new insights into women’s writing throughout the United Kingdom and around the globe.
Summary Book Review Literary Cartographies by Robert T. Tally Jr.:
Download or read book Literary Cartographies written by Robert T. Tally Jr. and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-30 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exploring narrative mapping in a wide range of literary works, ranging from medieval romance to postmodern science fiction, this volume argues for the significance of spatiality in comparative literary studies. Contributors demonstrate how a variety of narratives represent the changing social spaces of their world.
Summary Book Review Women Writers and the Hero of Romance by J. Wilt:
Download or read book Women Writers and the Hero of Romance written by J. Wilt and published by Springer. This book was released on 2014-06-25 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women Writers and the Hero of Romance studies the nature of the hero and his meaning for the female seeker, or quester, in romance fiction from Wuthering Heights to Fifty Shades of Grey. The book includes chapters on Wuthering Heights, Middlemarch, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Sheik, and the novels of Ayn Rand and Dorothy Dunnett.
Download or read book Ali Smith written by Monica Germana and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2013-09-12 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covering her complete work from the short stories to the major novels, this is the first comprehensive critical guide to the work of Ali Smith.
Summary Book Review Working Verse in Victorian Scotland by Kirstie Blair:
Download or read book Working Verse in Victorian Scotland written by Kirstie Blair and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-06-20 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume reassesses working-class poetry and poetics in Victorian Britain, using Scotland as a focus and with particular attention to the role of the popular press in fostering and disseminating working-class verse cultures. It studies a very wide variety of writers who are unknown to scholarship, and assesses the political, social, and cultural work which their poetry performed. During the Victorian period, Scotland underwent unprecedented changes in terms of industrialization, the rise of the city, migration, and emigration. This study shows how poets who defined themselves as part of a specifically Scottish tradition responded to these changes. It substantially revises our understanding of Scottish literature in this period, while contributing to wider investigations of the role of popular verse in national and international cultures.
Summary Book Review Re-Thinking Literary Identities by Laura Monrós-Gaspar:
Download or read book Re-Thinking Literary Identities written by Laura Monrós-Gaspar and published by Universitat de València. This book was released on 2018-06-21 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Great Britain is changing, and so is Europe. The aim of this book, therefore, is to reflect upon the processes of (re)creation of art and literature within and against the backdrop of the shifting paradigms of the world as we know it. At a time when the political relations between Great Britain, Europe and the rest of the world are being redefined, this book examines the (de)construction of modern identities through the (de)codification of classical and contemporary mythologies.