The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature

The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Literature

by Berthold Schoene
     
 

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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

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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,

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A comprehensive, lucky-dip kind of volume... that will provoke debate on literature, colture, and national politics... Highly recommended.

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A comprehensive, lucky-dip kind of volume... that will provoke debate on literature, colture, and national politics... Highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748623969
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
08/16/2007
Series:
Edinburgh Companions to Scottish Literature Series
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Berthold Schoene is Professor of English and Director of the English Research Institute at the Manchester Metropolitan University

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