Summary Book Review Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature by Berthold Schoene:
Download or read book Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature written by Berthold Schoene and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2007-04-11 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature examines the ways in which the cultural and political role of Scottish writing has changed since the country's successful referendum on national self-rule in 1997. In doing so, it makes a convincing case for a distinctive post-devolution Scottish criticism. Introducing over forty original essays under four main headings - 'Contexts', 'Genres', 'Authors' and 'Topics' - the volume covers the entire spectrum of current interests and topical concerns in the field of Scottish studies and heralds a new era in Scottish writing, literary criticism and cultural theory. It records and critically outlines prominent literary trends and developments, the specific political circumstances and aesthetic agendas that propel them, as well as literature's capacity for envisioning new and alternative futures. Issues under discussion include class, sexuality and gender, nationhood and globalisation, the New Europe and cosmopolitan citizenship, postcoloniality,
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 :Ian Brown Publisher :Edinburgh University Press Release Date :2009-07-03 ISBN 10 :9780748636952 Pages :272 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.3/5 (695 users download)
Summary Book Review Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Scottish Literature by Ian Brown:
Download or read book Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Scottish Literature written by Ian Brown and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2009-07-03 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume considers the major themes, texts and authors of Scottish literature of the twentieth and, so far, twenty-first century. It identifies the contexts and impulses that led Scottish writers to adopt their creative literary strategies. Moving beyond traditional classifications, it draws on the most recent critical approaches to open up new perspectives on Scottish literature since 1900. The volume's innovative thematic structure ensures that the most important texts or authors are seen from different perspectives whether in the context of empire, renaissance, war and post-war, literary genre, generation, and resistance. In order to provide thorough coverage, these thematic chapters are complemented by chronological 'Arcade' chapters, which outline the contexts of the literature of the period by decades, and by 'Overview' chapters which trace developments across the century in theatre, language and Gaelic literature. Taken together, the chapters provide a thorough and thought-provoking account of the century's literature.
Summary Book Review Edinburgh Companion to Irvine Welsh by Berthold Schoene:
Download or read book Edinburgh Companion to Irvine Welsh written by Berthold Schoene and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2010-07-05 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The subcultural enfant terrible of devolutionary protest and rebellion, Irvine Welsh is now widely acknowledged as the founding father of a whole new tradition in post-devolution Scottish writing. The unprecedented worldwide success of Trainspotting, magnified by Danny Boyle's iconic film adaptation, revolutionised Scottish culture and radically remoulded the country's self-image from dreamy romantic hinterland to agitated metropolitan hotbed. Though Welsh's career is very much an ongoing phenomenon, his influence on contemporary Scottish literary history is already quite indisputable and enduring.
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 The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature by Richard Bradford:
Download or read book The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature written by Richard Bradford and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2020-09-03 with total page 912 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE WILEY BLACKWELL COMPANION TO CONTEMPORARY BRITISH AND IRISH LITERATURE An insightful guide to the exploration of modern British and Irish literature The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature is a must-have guide for anyone hoping to navigate the world of new British and Irish writing. Including modern authors and poets from the 1960s through to the 21st century, the Companion provides a thorough overview of contemporary poetry, fiction, and drama by some of the most prominent and noteworthy writers. Seventy-three comprehensive chapters focus on individual authors as well as such topics as Englishness and identity, contemporary Science Fiction, Black writing in Britain, crime fiction, and the influence of globalization on British and Irish Literature. Written in four parts, The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature includes comprehensive examinations of individual authors, as well as a variety of themes that have come to define the contemporary period: ethnicity, gender, nationality, and more. A thorough guide to the main figures and concepts in contemporary literature from Britain and Ireland, this two-volume set: Includes studies of notable figures such as Seamus Heaney and Angela Carter, as well as more recently influential writers such as Zadie Smith and Sarah Waters. Covers topics such as LGBT fiction, androgyny in contemporary British Literature, and post-Troubles Northern Irish Fiction Features a broad range of writers and topics covered by distinguished academics Includes an analysis of the interplay between individual authors and the major themes of the day, and whether an examination of the latter enables us to appreciate the former. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature provides essential reading for students as well as academics seeking to learn more about the history and future direction of contemporary British and Irish Literature.
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 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays explores the historical importance and imaginative richness of Scotland's extensive contribution to modes of traditional culture and expression: ballads, tales and storytelling, and song. Its underlying aim is to bring about a more dynamic and inclusive understanding of Scottish culture. Rooted in literary history and both comparative and interdisciplinary in scope, the volume covers the key aspects and genres of traditional literature, including the Gaelic tradition, from the medieval period to the present. Key theoretical and conceptual issues raised by the historical analysis of Scotland's rich store of ballad, song, and folk narrative are discussed in separate chapters. The volume also explores why and how Scottish literary writers have been inspired by traditional genres, modes, and motifs, and the intermingling of folk and literary traditions in writers such as Burns, Scott, and Hogg. It also uncovers the folkloric and mythopoetic materials of early Scottish literature, and the vitality of neglected aspects of Scottish popular culture.
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 Contemporary Scottish Literature by Matt McGuire:
Download or read book Contemporary Scottish Literature written by Matt McGuire and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2008-11-24 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Guide examines the critical construction of the genre of 'contemporary Scottish literature' and assesses the critical responses to a wide range of contemporary Scottish fiction, poetry and drama. The Guide is structured thematically with each chapter addressing a specific area of debate within the field of contemporary Scottish Studies.
Summary Book Review Community in Modern Scottish Literature by :
Download or read book Community in Modern Scottish Literature written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-05-12 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Community in Modern Scottish Literature is the first book to examine representations and theories of community in Scottish writing of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries across a broad range of authors and from various conceptual perspectives.
Summary Book Review Representing and (De)Constructing Borderlands by Weronika Łaszkiewicz:
Download or read book Representing and (De)Constructing Borderlands written by Weronika Łaszkiewicz and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2016-02-08 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume stems from the assumption that broadly-understood borderlands, as well as peripheries, provinces or uttermost ends of different kinds, are abodes of significant culture-generating forces. From the academic point of view, their undeniable appeal lies in the fact that they constitute spaces of mutual interactions and enable new cultural phenomena to surface, grow or decline, and, as such, are worth thorough and constant scrutiny. However, they also provide the setting for radical clashes between ideologies, languages, religions, customs, and, as the media report every single day, armies or guerrilla units. Living within such areas of creative dynamics and destructive friction (or visiting them, even vicariously as the contributors to the volume do) is tantamount to exposing oneself to a difference. One’s response to this difference – either in the form of rejection or, more preferably, acceptance (or a mixture of both) – is not merely an index of one’s tolerance (a platitudinised term itself that all too often hides an attitude of comfortable indifference), but an affirmation of humaneness. Borderlands are paradoxical, if not aporetic, loci. They simultaneously connote territories on either side of a border, in a literal sense, and a vague, intermediate state or region, in a metaphorical sense. Encapsulating the idea of border, the term indicates both inescapable nearness and unavoidable (or perhaps unbridgeable) separateness. The studies included in the volume focus on various aspects of borderland art and literature, on analyses of selected works, and on the peculiarities of cultural and literary representations. Thus, the borderland landscape, both literal and metaphorical, comes to be seen as a factor contributing to the emergence of new, distinct and identifiable themes and motifs, as well as theoretical frameworks.
Summary Book Review Edinburgh Companion to the Gaelic Language by Moray Watson:
Download or read book Edinburgh Companion to the Gaelic Language written by Moray Watson and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2010-06-30 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bringing together a range of perspectives on the Gaelic language, this book covers the history of the language, its development in Scotland and Canada, its spelling, syntax and morphology, its modern vocabulary, and the study of its dialects. It also addresses sociolinguistic issues such as identity, perception, language planning and the appearance of the language in literature. Each chapter is written by an expert on their topic.The book has been written accessibly with a non-specialist audience in mind. It will have a particular value for those requiring introductions to aspects of the Gaelic language. It will also be of great interest to those who are embarking on research on Gaelic for the first time. Authors include Colm O Baoill, David Adger, Rob Dunbar, Seosamh Watson, Ken Nilsen, Ken MacKinnon and Ronald Black.
Summary Book Review The Cambridge Companion to Scottish Literature by Gerard Carruthers:
Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Scottish Literature written by Gerard Carruthers and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-12-24 with total page 301 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A unique introduction, guide and reference work for students and readers of Scottish literature from the pre-medieval period.
Summary Book Review Subaltern Ethics in Contemporary Scottish and Irish Literature by S. Lehner:
Download or read book Subaltern Ethics in Contemporary Scottish and Irish Literature written by S. Lehner and published by Springer. This book was released on 2011-05-27 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book develops an innovative Irish-Scottish postcolonial approach by galvanizing Emmanuel Levinas' ethics with the socio-cultural category of the 'subaltern'. It sheds new light on contemporary Scottish and Irish fiction, exploring how these writings interact with the recent restructuring of the three state-formations in Ireland and Scotland.
Summary Book Review Edinburgh Companion to Hugh MacDiarmid by Scott Lyall:
Download or read book Edinburgh Companion to Hugh MacDiarmid written by Scott Lyall and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2011-05-16 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the principal thematic and aesthetic preoccupations in MacDiarmid's work, relating his poetry to key national and international concerns in modern culture and politics.
Author :Ian Brown Publisher :Edinburgh University Press Release Date :2011-05-16 ISBN 10 :9780748646340 Pages :256 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.4/5 (634 users download)
Summary Book Review Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Drama by Ian Brown:
Download or read book Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Drama written by Ian Brown and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2011-05-16 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Combines historical rigour with an analysis of dramatic contexts, themes and formsThe 17 contributors explore the longstanding and vibrant Scottish dramatic tradition and the important developments in Scottish dramatic writing and theatre, with particular attention to the last 100 years.The first part of the volume covers Scottish drama from the earliest records to the late twentieth-century literary revival, as well as translation in Scottish theatre and non-theatrical drama. The second part focuses on the work of influential Scottish playwrights, from J. M. Barrie and James Bridie to Ena Lamont Stewart, Liz Lochhead and Edwin Morgan and right up to contemporary playwrights Anthony Neilson, Gregory Burke, Henry Adams and Douglas Maxwell.
Summary Book Review Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Romanticism by Murray Pittock:
Download or read book Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Romanticism written by Murray Pittock and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2011-05-17 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bringing together an international group of experts, this companion explores a distinctly Scottish Romanticism. Discussing the most influential texts and authors in depth, the original essays shed new critical light on texts from Macpherson's Ossian poetry to Hogg's Confessions of a Justified Sinner, and from Scott's Waverley Novels to the work of John Galt. As well as dealing with the major Romantic figures, the contributors look afresh at ballads, songs, the idea of the bard, religion, periodicals, the national tale, the picturesque, the city, language and the role of Gaelic in Scottish Romanticism.Key Features* The first and only student guide to Scottish Romanticism capturing the best of critical debate while providing new approaches* Contributors include: Ian Duncan (UC Berkeley), Angela Esterhammer (Zurich University), Peter Garside (Edinburgh University), Andrew Monnickendam (Barcelona University), Fiona Stafford (Oxford University), Fernando Toda (Salamanca University) and Crawford Gribben (Trinity College, Dublin) - who have themselves helped to define approaches to the period