While recent scholarship has usefully positioned Burns within the context of British Romanticism as a spokesperson of Scottish national identity, Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture considers Burns's impact in the United States, Canada, and South America, where he has served variously as a site of cultural memory and of creative negotiation. Ambitious in its scope, the volume is divided into five sections that explore: transatlantic concerns in Burns's own work, Burns's early publication in North America, Burns's reception in the Americas, Burns's creation as a site of cultural memory, and extra-literary remediations of Burns, including contemporary digital representations. By tracing the transatlantic modulations of the poet and songwriter and his works, Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture sheds new light on the circuits connecting Scotland and Britain with the evolving cultures of the Americas from the late eighteenth century to the present.
|Publisher:||Ashgate Publishing Ltd|
|Series:||Ashgate Series in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Studies|
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About the Author
Sharon Alker is Associate Professor of English at Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington. Leith Davis is Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Scottish Studies at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia. Holly Faith Nelson is Professor and Chair of English and Co-Director of the Gender Studies Institute at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia.
Leith Davis, Holly Faith Nelson, Sharon Alker, Murray Pittock, Andrew Noble, Fiona A. Black, Rhona Brown, Gerard Carruthers, Robert Crawford, Carole Gerson, Susan Wilson Nigel Leask, Susan Manning, Carol McGuirk, Michael E. Vance, Kirsteen McCue.
Table of Contents
Contents: 'Ae ['electric'] spark o' nature's fire': reading Burns across the Atlantic, Leith Davis, Holly Faith Nelson and Sharon Alker; Part I Burns's Transatlantic Concerns: Slavery as a political metaphor in Scotland and Ireland in the age of Burns, Murray Pittock; Burns, Scotland and the American Revolution, Andrew Noble. Part II Burns and New World Print Networks: Tracing the transatlantic bard's availability, Fiona A. Black; 'Guid black prent': Robert Burns and the contemporary Scottish and American periodical press, Rhona Brown. Part III Reading Burns in the Americas: Burns's political reputation in North America, Gerard Carruthers; America's bard, Robert Crawford; The presence of Robert Burns in Victorian and Edwardian Canada, Carole Gerson and Susan Wilson; Robert Burns and Latin America, Nigel Leask. Part IV Robert Burns and Transatlantic Cultural Memory: Robert Burns's transatlantic afterlives, Susan Manning; Burns and aphorism: or, poetry into proverb: his persistence in cultural memory beyond Scotland, Carol McGuirk; The Robert Burns 1859 centenary: mapping transatlantic (dis)location, Leith Davies. Part V Remediating Burns in Transatlantic Culture: Burns in the park: a tale of three monuments, Michael E. Vance; 'Magnetic attraction': the transatlantic songs of Robert Burns and Serge Hovey, Kirsteen McCue; Transatlanticism and beyond: Robert Burns and the world wide web, Sharon Alker and Holly Faith Nelson; Bibliography; Index.