Burns and Other Poets

Burns and Other Poets

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ISBN-13: 9780748664887
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 10/30/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David Sergeant is Junior Research Fellow at the Somerville College, Oxford Fiona Stafford is Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford Fiona Stafford is Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Abbreviations viii

'The Devil's Elbow' Andrew McNeillie ix

1 Introduction: Burns and the Performance of Form David Sergeant 1

2 Burns and Loyalty Douglas Dunn 18

3 Allan Ramsay, Robert Fergusson and Robert Burns Rhona Brown 23

4 Robert Burns's Scots Poetry Contemporaries Gerard Carruthers 39

5 'To a Mouse': Burns, Power and Equality Freya Johnston 53

6 Burns's Sentiments: Gray, Milton and 'To A Mountain-Daisy' Mina Gorji 67

7 House and Home in Burns's Poems Claire Lamont 80

8 'The Real Language of Men': Fa's Speerin? Burns and the Scottish Romantic Vernacular Murray Pittock 91

9 'Merry Ha'e We Been': The Midnight Visions of Brian Merriman and Robert Burns Patrick Crotty 107

10 Arcades Ambo: Robert Burns and Thomas Dermody Michael Griffin 127

11 'Simple Bards, unbroke by rules of Art': The Poetic Self-Fashioning of Burns and Hogg Meiko O'Halloran 143

12 Wordsworth and Burns Stephen Gill 156

13 The 'Ethical Turn' in Literary Criticism: Burns and Byron Brean Hammond 168

14 MacDiarmid, Burnsians, and Burns's Legacy Robert Crawford 182

15 Ireland's National Bard Bernard O'Donoghue 195

16 The Collapse of Distance: Heaney's Burns and the 1990s Fiona Stafford 201

'The Old Second Division' Bernard O'Donoghue 219

Notes on Contributors 220

Index 223

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