My essay interrogates the striking silences in Scott’s oeuvre in relation to Scotland’s involvement as a partner of the British Empire in the colonization of the Caribbean and in the exploitation of slavery in this region. By drawing from narratological theories (especially those articulated by Robyn R. Warhol and Ruth Rosaler), I treat Scott’s…[Read more]
CFP: Ways of Reading Scotland
I’m seeking papers for a guaranteed panel at the 2018 MLA on the topic “Ways of Reading Scotland.”
How have new technologies and modes of reading (digital, distant, surface, affective, ethical, ecocritical…) changed our understanding of Scottish literature—whether of an individual text, a corpus of works, a particula…[Read more]
This sample chapter is a pre-copy edited version, in accordance with copyright and open access regulations.
ABSTRACT OF SCOTT, BYRON AND THE POETICS OF CULTURAL ENCOUNTER:
Scott, Byron and the Poetics of Cultural Encounter is an innovative study of Scott’s and Byron’s poetical engagement with borders (actual and metaphorical) and the people…[Read more]
Preview of “Introduction” to The Yearbook of English Studies 47 (2017), Walter Scott: New Interpretations.
Just over half a century ago, Marxist critic Georg Lukács proposed that Walter Scott — writing more than a century earlier — was responsible for a new kind of historical narrative: readers, by identifying with everyday kinds of fict…[Read more]
This article explores Robert Louis Stevenson’s use of costume as a device for exploring Scotland’s fetishization of it’s literary and cultural history. In Stevenson’s The Master of Ballantrae, the mythologizing of James Durie as the eponymous Master depends upon a series of dramatic costume changes. Durie confounds attempts to consign…[Read more]
This essay investigates Walter Scott’s writing, across several genres, as a contribution to an environmental historiography of Scotland. One of the main research questions is whether that writing provides any evidence for an early land ethic that anticipates Aldo Leopold’s twentieth-century use of that term. Scott’s response to aesthetic…[Read more]
CFP: CREATIVE ARCHIPELAGOS
Explorations of Islands in Scottish Literature and Culture
29 June–1 July 2018, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye
This conference will investigate the many portrayals, both historical and contemporary, of the rich, distinctive cultures of the Scottish islands or islands with Scottish connections through poetry and so…[Read more]
Juliet Shields started the topic CFP Reminder: World Congress of Scottish Literatures in the discussion Scottish Literature on MLA Commons 2 years, 11 months ago
The deadline to submit proposals for the World Congress of Scottish Literatures (Vancouver, BC, 21-25 June, 2017) is fast approaching! Please send proposals for individual papers or complete panels that speak to the theme of “dialogues and diasporas” to email@example.com by Oct. 1.
For further information about the conference, s…[Read more]
World Congress of Scottish Literatures: Dialogues and Diasporas
The second World Congress of Scottish Literatures will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada from June 21-25, 2017 and will coincide with the annual meeting of the Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society. The Congress’s subtitle, “Dialogues and Diasporas,” speaks…[Read more]
Steven L. Newman started the topic Steve Newman: Candidate for Forum Executive Committee in the discussion Scottish Literature on MLA Commons 3 years, 9 months ago
Dear Fellow Scottish Forum members,
Hello all! I just wanted to introduce myself as one of the two candidates for the Executive Committee this year. My friend, Tony Jarrells, is the other, which is great, since I’d also be happy if he won.
As a member of the Executive Committee, I would strive to continue the fine work the committee has done i…[Read more]
ESSE 2016: GALWAY, 22–26 AUGUST
Deadline of submission: February 28, 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS: Scottish studies seminars (for more detailed information see the conference website at the end of September or contact individual convenors):
“Regional and World Literatures: National Roots and Transnational Route…[Read more]
Joyce Meier of Michigan State University and I are editing a collection of scholarly essays on the theme of Voice and Empowerment in English studies. Cambridge Scholars Publishing is interested in publishing this book.
As faculty members, we try to empower our students and to encourage them to develop their own voices. We also…[Read more]
Papers on Scottish physicians/rhetoricians–Enlightenment redefinitions of British bodies/bodies politic. Collaborative session between Late 18th-Century English Literature and Scottish Literature forums. 250-word abstracts by 5 March 2015; Rivka Swenson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Juliet Shields (email@example.com).
Carla Sassi started the topic CFP: EMPIRES AND REVOLUTIONS R. B. Cunninghame Graham and other Scottish writer in the discussion Scottish Literature on MLA Commons 4 years, 6 months ago
CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 28 FEBRUARY
EMPIRES AND REVOLUTIONS
R. B. Cunninghame Graham and other Scottish writers
on Globalisation and Democracy
3–5 July 2015, Stirling, Scotland
This 2015 conference aims to promote inter-disciplinary scholarly engagement with Cunninghame Graham and his time, with particular emphasis on issues of < …[Read more]
MLA Session 323. Paper abstract: Professor Corey E. Andrews
Title: “Writing in Burns’s Shadow: The Great Unknowns
of Nineteenth-Century Scottish Labouring-Class Verse.”
MLA Session 323: Paper abstract Professor Juliet Shields.
Title: “The unknown and the unknowns: nineteenth-century Scottish domestic naturalism.”
For paper abstracts for MLA Scottish Literature Discussion Group Session 323: Scottish Literature: Into the Great Unknowns please see “Files” on this Commons page.
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