Please join us on 24th September at 17.00 (BST) for ‘Environmental Scotland’, the second in IASSL’s series of panel discussions on Scottish literatures. Speakers include Susan Oliver, Sìm Innes, Samantha Walton and Monika Szuba. Titles and abstracts of their presentations are attached below. The webinar is free and open to everyone but…[Read more]
A distinctive style of “Scottish Gothic’”emerged, after 1815, in fiction by Walter Scott, James Hogg, and fellow members of the Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine circle. This chapter introduces this corpus of Scottish Gothic literature, specifies some ways in which the uncanny entailments of Scottish Gothic relate to religious discourse (very muc…[Read more]
Dear members of LCC Scottish,
We are hoping that you might be able to help us publicize the following news items from the International Association for the Study of Scottish Literatures (IASSL).
1. We are offering a free three-year membership for PhD students working on topics in Scottish literatures and languages. This offer is partly a…[Read more]
Samuel Baker deposited Scott’s Stoic Characters: Ethics, Sentiment, and Irony in The Antiquary, Guy Mannering, and “the Author of Waverley” in the group LLC Scottish on MLA Commons 5 months, 3 weeks ago
It is well known that Walter Scott adapted the forms of sentimental fiction for his initial trilogy of novels on Scottish manners and that he drew on philosophical theories of sympathy when conceiving of his characters and placing them in historical relation to one another and to his readership. Scott’s adaptations of sentimentalism and of…[Read more]
Special issue of Humanities exploring expressions and registrations of environmental culture and the eco-critical imagination in 21st century Scottish literature and culture. Open access.
Italy was Muriel Spark’s elective country of residence for 40 years, the first decade of which, from 1967, when she settled in Rome, till the end of the 70s, represented one of the most contradictory and yet intellectually fertile periods of Italian modern history. Notwithstanding such long-lasting and meaningful bond, explicitly represented in a…[Read more]
Carla Sassi started the topic THE JACK PRIZE – International Association for the Study of Scottish Literatures in the discussion LLC Scottish on MLA Commons 12 months ago
In 2018, the International Association for the Study of Scottish Literatures launched the Jack Prize, awarded annually for the best article on a subject related to Reception or Diaspora in Scottish Literatures (including Scots, English, Gaelic and Latin). The prize is named in honour of Professor Ronald Dyce Sadler Jack D.Litt. FRSE (1941-2016),…[Read more]
The 3rd World Congress of Scottish Literatures (IASSL 2020, Prague) programme and information on registration and accommodation are now available at https://scotlit2020.ff.cuni.cz/in-prague/
Leigh A. Neithardt started the topic Membership Suggestions for 2020 Forum Delegate Election in the discussion LLC Scottish on MLA Commons 2 years ago
The next election for this forum’s Delegate Assembly representative will be held in the fall of 2020, and the forum’s executive committee will take up the matter of nominations for this election when it meets during the January 2020 convention in Seattle. Though the executive committee is responsible for making nominations, it is required to nom…[Read more]
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 5 years 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 5 years, 11 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]
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