Re-Visioning Scotland: New Readings of the Cultural Canon (Anglo-Amerikanische Studien / Anglo-American Studies #33) (Paperback)

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Re-Visioning Scotland: New Readings of the Cultural Canon (Anglo-Amerikanische Studien / Anglo-American Studies #33) (Paperback)

By Rüdiger Ahrens (Editor), Lyndsay Lunan (Editor), Kirsty A. MacDonald (Editor)

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This is book number 33 in the Anglo-Amerikanische Studien / Anglo-American Studies series.

This volume offers new research and thoughtful reflection on the subject of canonicity in Scottish literature, from the Romantic grand narratives of the 18th and 19th century to post-modernist deconstructions of national myths. The essays collected here examine fundamental questions about nationalism and canon formation from a range of critical perspectives and distinct contextualisations: writers discussed include, among others, Robert Burns, Christian Carstairs, Mary Diana Dods, A. L. Kennedy, Janice Galloway, John Gait, Alasdair Gray, Christian Isobel Johnstone, Jean Marshal, Margaret Oliphant, Walter Scott and Nan Shepherd. Re-Visioning Scotland not only contributes to the contemporary, lively national debate about issues of Scottish identity and writing but also offers a rich and fascinating case-study, which will reveal to scholars, even beyond the disciplinary borders of Scottish studies, new and stimulating paths of investigation and understanding.
The Editors: Lyndsay Lunan completed her Ph.D. at the University of Glasgow (Scotland), where she taught as a Lecturer for three years in the Department of Scottish literature. Her main research interests lie in the field of nineteenth century literature and non-fiction prose writing. Kirsty A. Macdonald is a Lecturer in Scottish Studies with the UHI Millennium Institute, Orkney (Scotland). She graduated with a Ph.D. in Scottish literature from the University of Glasgow and is currently working on a study of representations of the Highlands and Islands in literature and popular culture. She continues to research and publish on Scottish literature and the Gothic. Carla Sassi is Associate Professor of English literature at the University of Verona (Italy). She specialises in Scottish literature and Postcolonial studies, and is a member of the editorial board of International Journal of Scottish Literature, advisory member of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies International Committee and Honorary Patron of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.
Product Details ISBN: 9783631550632
ISBN-10: 3631550634
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Publication Date: April 10th, 2008
Pages: 166
Language: English
Series: Anglo-Amerikanische Studien / Anglo-American Studies