Representing Scotland In Literature, Popular Culture And Iconography

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At the core of the book are discrete literary studies of Scotland and Shakespeare, Walter Scott, R.L. Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, the modern Scottish Renaissance of the 1920s and more recent cultural and literary phenomena. The central theme of literature and popular 'representation' recontextualises literary analysis in a broader, multi-faceted picture involving all the arts and the changing sense of what 'the popular' might be in a modern nation. New technologies alter forms of cultural production and the ...

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Overview

At the core of the book are discrete literary studies of Scotland and Shakespeare, Walter Scott, R.L. Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, the modern Scottish Renaissance of the 1920s and more recent cultural and literary phenomena. The central theme of literature and popular 'representation' recontextualises literary analysis in a broader, multi-faceted picture involving all the arts and the changing sense of what 'the popular' might be in a modern nation. New technologies alter forms of cultural production and the book charts a way through these forms, from oral poetry and song to the novel, and includes studies of paintings, classical music, socialist drama, TV, film and comic books. The international context for mass media cultural production is examined as the story of the intrinsic curiosity of the imagination and the intensely local aspect of Scotland's cultural self-representation unfolds.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403945914
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Alan Riach is a poet and Head of the Department of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow.

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Table of Contents

Preface: The Representation of the People
• List of Illustrations
• Acknowledgements
• PART ONE: THE WORLD OF THINGS UNDONE
• Introduction: The Terms of the Question
• Shakespeare and Scotland
• Foundational Texts of Modern Scottish Literature
• PART TWO: LOST WORLDS AND DISTANT DRUMS
• Walter Scott and the Whistler: Tragedy and the Enlightenment Imagination
Treasure Island and Time: Childhood, Quickness and Robert Louis Stevenson
• In Pursuit of Lost Worlds: Arthur Conan Doyle, Amos Tutuola and Wilson Harris
• PART THREE: THE THEATRE OF INFINITY The
• International Brigade: Modernism and the Scottish Renaissance
• Nobody's Children: Orphans and Their Ancestors in Popular Scottish Fiction after 1945
• It Happened Fast and It Was Dark: Cinema, Theatre, Television, Comic Books
• Conclusion: The Magnetic North
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Discography
• Index

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