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The Edinburgh companion to contemporary Scottish literature

Author: Berthold Schoene-Harwood
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2007]
Series: Online access with purchase: JSTOR.
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Literary criticism
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Edinburgh companion to contemporary Scottish literature.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007532996
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Berthold Schoene-Harwood
ISBN: 9780748630288 0748630287 1282136399 9781282136397 9786612136399 6612136391
OCLC Number: 430821246
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 424 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Going cosmopolitan : reconstituting Scottishness in post-devolution criticism / Berthold Schoene --
Voyages of intent : literature and cultural politics in post-devolution Scotland / Gavin Wallace --
In Tom Paine's kitchen : days of rage and fire / Suhayl Saadi --
The public image : Scottish literature in the media / Andrew Crumey --
Literature, theory, politics : devolution as iteration / Michael Gardiner --
Is that a Scot or am ah wrang? / Zoë Strachan --
The 'new Weegies' : the Glasgow novel in the twenty-first century / Alan Bissett --
Devolution and drama : imagining the possible / Adrienne Scullion --
Twenty-one collections for the twenty-first century / Christopher Whyte --
Shifting boundaries : Scottish Gaelic literature after devolution / Máire Ní Annracháin --
Pedlars of their nation's past : Douglas Galbraith, James Robertson and the new historical novel / Mariadele Boccardi --
Scottish television drama and parochial representation / Gordon Gibson and Sarah Neely --
Scotland's new house : domesticity and domicile in contemporary Scottish women's poetry / Alice Entwistle --
Redevelopment fiction : architecture, town-planning and unhomeliness / Peter Clandfield and Christian Lloyd --
Concepts of corruption : crime fiction and the Scottish state / Gill Plain --
A key to the future : hybridity in contemporary children's fiction / Fiona McCulloch --
Gaelic prose fiction in English / Michelle Macleod --
Towards a Scottish theatrocracy : Edwin Morgan and Liz Lochhead / Colin Nicholson --
Alasdair Gray and post-millennial writing / Stephen Bernstein --
James Kelman and the deterritorialisation of power / Aaron Kelly --
Harnessing plurality : Andrew Greig and modernism / Simon Dentith --
Radical hospitality : Christopher Whyte and cosmopolitanism / Fiona Wilson --
Iain (M.) Banks : utopia, nationalism and the posthuman / Gavin Miller --
Burying the man that was : Janice Galloway and gender disorientation / Carole Jones --
In/outside Scotland : race and citizenship in the work of Jackie Kay / Matthew Brown --
Irvine Welsh : parochialism, pornography and globalisation / Robert Morace --
Clearing space : Kathleen Jamie and ecology / Louisa Gairn --
Don Paterson and poetic autonomy / Scott Hames --
Alan Warner, post-feminism and the emasculated nation / Berthold Schoene --
A.L. Kennedy's dysphoric fiction / David Borthwick --
Between camps : masculinity, race and nation in post-devolution Scotland / Alice Ferrebe --
Crossing the borderline : post-devolution Scottish lesbian and gay writing / Joanne Winning --
Subaltern Scotland : devotion and postcoloniality / Stefanie Lehner --
Mark Renton's bairns : identity and language in the post-Trainspotting novel / Kirstin Innes --
Cultural devolutions : Scotland, Northern Ireland and the return of the postmodern / Matthew McGuire --
Alternative sensibilities : devolutionary comedy and Scottish camp / Ian Brown --
Against realism : contemporary Scottish literature and the supernatural / Kirsty Macdonald --
A double realm : Scottish literary translation in the twenty-first century / John Corbett --
Scots abroad : the international receptions of Scottish literature / Katherine Ashley --
A very interesting place : representing Scotland in American romance novels / Euan Hague and David Stenhouse --
Cinema and the economics of representation : public funding of film in Scotland / Duncan Petrie --
Twenty-first century storytelling : context, performance, renaissance / Valentina Bold.
Series Title: Online access with purchase: JSTOR.
Responsibility: edited by Berthold Schoene.
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