The Poetics Of Space And Place In Scottish Literature

Author by : Monika Szuba
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Description : This book addresses the poetics of space and place in Scottish literature. Focusing chiefly on twentieth- and twenty-first century texts, with acknowledgement of historical and philosophical contexts, the essays address representation, narrative form, the work of the poetic, perception and experience. Major genres and forms are discussed, and authors as diverse as George Mackay Brown, Kathleen Jamie, Ken McLeod and Kei Miller are presented through theoretically informed, historically contextualized close readings. Additionally considering the role of dialect and region in the poetry and fiction of modern Scotland, the volume argues for an appreciation of the cultural diversity of Scottish writers while highlighting the overarching presence of a connection between self and world, subject and place within Scottish literature.


Transcending The Postmodern

Author by : Susana Onega
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Transcending the Postmodern: The Singular Response of Literature to the Transmodern Paradigm gathers an introduction and ten chapters concerned with the issue of Transmodernity as addressed by and presented in contemporary novels hailing from various parts of the English-speaking world. Building on the theories of Transmodernity propounded by Rosa María Rodríguez Magda, Enrique Dussel, Marc Luyckx Ghisi and Irena Ateljevic, inter alia, it investigates the links between Transmodernity and such categories as Postmodernity, Postcolonialism and Transculturalism with a view to help define a new current in contemporary literary production. The chapters either follow the main theoretical drives of the transmodern paradigm or problematise them. In so doing, they branch out towards various issues that have come to inspire contemporary novelists, among which: the presence of the past, the ascendance of new technologies, multiculturalism, terrorism, and also vulnerability, interdependence, solidarity and ecology in a globalised context. In so doing, it interrogates the ethics, aesthetics and politics of the contemporary novel in English.


Edinburgh Companion To Contemporary Scottish Poetry

Author by : Matt McGuire
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Publisher by : Edinburgh University Press
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Description : The last three decades have seen unprecedented flourishing of creativity across the Scottish literary landscape, so that contemporary Scottish poetry constitutes an internationally renowned, award-winning body of work. At the heart of this has been the work of poets. As this poetry makes space for its own innovative concerns, it renegotiates the poetic inheritance of preceding generations. At the same time, Scottish poetry continues to be animated by writing from other places. The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Scottish Poetry is the definitive guide to this flourishing poetic scene. Its chapters examine Scottish poetry in all three of the nation's languages. It analyses many thematic preoccupations: tradition and innovation; revolutions in gender; the importance of place; the aesthetic politics of devolution. These chapters are complemented by extended close readings of the work of key poets that have defined this era, including Edwin Morgan, Kathleen Jamie, Don Paterson, Aonghas MacNeacail and John Burnside.


Ecology And Modern Scottish Literature

Author by : Louisa Gairn
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Description : The book demonstrates how successive generations of Scottish writers have both reflected on and contributed to the development of international ecological theory and philosophy. Provocative re-readings of works by authors including Robert Louis Stevenson, John Muir, Nan Shepherd, John Burnside, Kathleen Jamie, and George Mackay Brown demonstrate the significance of ecological thought across the spectrum of Scottish literary culture.


Chaucerian Spaces

Author by : William F. Woods
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Publisher by : SUNY Press
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Description : Examines affect and the significance of space and place in the first six Canterbury Tales.


Homoerotic Space

Author by : Stephen Guy-Bray
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : Stephen Guy-Bray argues that early modern authors used renditions of Theocritan and Virgilian pastoral, as well as epic poetry, for the exploration and the allusive presentation of homoerotic and homosocial themes.


The Poetics Of Spice

Author by : Timothy Morton
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This 2000 book explores the literary and cultural significance of spice, and the spice trade, in Romantic literature.


The Poetics Of Literary Transfer In Early Modern France And England

Author by : Hassan Melehy
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Publisher by : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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Description : Examining both familiar and underappreciated early modern texts, Hassan Melehy foregrounds the relationships that four writers - Joachim Du Bellay, Edmund Spenser, Michel de Montaigne, and William Shakespeare - conceived with both their classical and modern predecessors. Melehy sheds new light on pertinent issues in early modern studies, including translation, the relationship between classicism and writing in the vernacular, attitudes toward colonial expansion and the New World, and definitions of modernity and the past.


Ciaran Carson

Author by : Neal Alexander
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Publisher by : Liverpool University Press
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Description : Ciaran Carson is one of the most challenging and inventive of contemporary Irish writers, exhibiting verbal brilliance, formal complexity, and intellectual daring across a remarkably varied body of work. With his birthplace and hometown of Belfast as a recurrent—and often gritty—frame of reference, Carson engages the themes of history, geography, violence, and power. In this in-depth study, Neal Alexander employs urbanism, cultural theory, and literary criticism to decipher the ways in which Carson imaginatively navigates the ideas of space and place. A truly groundbreaking book and a new critical framework for exploring literary representations of space, this is the first study to consider the entire Carson canon, including poetry, prose, and translation.


The Mercat Anthology Of Early Scottish Literature 1375 1707

Author by : Ronald D. S. Jack
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Description : A large anthology of early Scottish Literature. This book challenges many widely-held assumptions about Scottish Literature, in particular the tendency to undervalue or even ignore the writers of the seventeenth century in Scotland. It aims to redefine the accepted canon and suggests an alternative way of approaching Scottish literary history.


Scottish Literary Journal

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A Landscape Of Words

Author by : Amy Mulligan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture
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Description : Living on an island at the edge of the known world, the medieval Irish were in a unique position to examine the spaces of the North Atlantic region and contemplate how geography can shape a people. This book is the first full-length study of medieval Irish topographical writing. It situates the theories and poetics of Irish place - developed over six centuries in response to a variety of political, cultural, religious and economic changes - in the bigger theoretical picture of studies of space, landscape, environmental writing and postcolonial identity construction. Presenting focused studies of important literary texts by authors from Ireland and Britain, it shows how these discourses influenced European conceptions of place and identity, as well as understandings of how to write the world.


The Edinburgh History Of Scottish Literature Modern Transformations New Identities From 1918

Author by : Ian Brown
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Publisher by : Edinburgh History of Scottish
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Description : In almost a century since the First World War ended, Scotland has been transformed in many rich ways. Its literature has been an essential part of that transformation. The third volume of the History, explores the vibrancy of modern Scottish literature in all its forms and languages. Giving full credit to writing in Gaelic and by the Scottish diaspora, it brings together the best contemporary critical insights from three continents. It provides an accessible and refreshing picture of both the varieties of Scottish literatures and the kaleidoscopic versions of Scotland that mark literary developments since 1918.


Reading Victorian Literature

Author by : Julian Wolfreys
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Publisher by : EUP
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Description : Reading Victorian Literature provides a critical commentary on major authors of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, from Dickens to Conrad. At the same time, the assembled group of internationally recognised scholars engages with Miller's work, influence and significance in the study of that era. The volume includes original work by Miller and interviews with him.


Poetry Space Landscape

Author by : Chris Fitter
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : In this survey of nature-sensibility from the ancient world to the Renaissance Chris Fitter suggests a new social and historical theory of the conceptualisation of space, and argues that readings of natural reality are determined by our social and material relations with nature.


The Poetry Of W S Graham

Author by : Anthony Lopez
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Publisher by : Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press
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Description : For more than 150 years, empowering practices have been used by social workers in their work with families, but the techniques of today differ significantly from those of the pioneers or even from those of a few years ago. Today's practitioners recognize that empowering others is impossible; social workers can, however, assist others as they empower themselves. This book integrates time-honored approaches with today's more modest goals, mindful of what empowerment can and cannot do. Synthesizing several theoretical supports—the strengths perspective, system theory, theories of family well-being, and theories of coping—the author responds to the question "What works?" with today's families in need. Practice illustrations are provided throughout to bring concepts to life and, more important, to present families describing their own experiences with achieving empowerment.


Current Research In Britain

Author by : F T Energy
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The Poets And Poetry Of Scotland

Author by : James Grant Wilson
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Lines Review

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Scottish Literature

Author by : Gerard Carruthers
Languange : en
Publisher by : Edinburgh Critical Guides to L
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Description : This comprehensive guide to Scottish Literature combines detailed literary history with discussion of contemporary debates about Scottishness.


Representing Place In British Literature And Culture 1660 1830

Author by : Evan Gottlieb
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Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Revising traditional 'rise of the nation-state' narratives, this collection explores the development of and interactions among various forms of local, national, and transnational identities and affiliations during the long eighteenth century. By treating place as historically contingent and socially constructed, this volume examines how Britons experienced and related to a landscape altered by agricultural and industrial modernization, political and religious reform, migration, and the building of nascent overseas empires. In mapping the literary and cultural geographies of the long eighteenth century, the volume poses three challenges to common critical assumptions about the relationships among genre, place, and periodization. First, it questions the novel’s exclusive hold on the imagining of national communities by examining how poetry, drama, travel-writing, and various forms of prose fiction each negotiated the relationships between the local, national, and global in distinct ways. Second, it demonstrates how viewing the literature and culture of the long eighteenth century through a broadly conceived lens of place brings to the foreground authors typically considered 'minor' when seen through more traditional aesthetic, cultural, or theoretical optics. Finally, it contextualizes Romanticism’s long-standing associations with the local and the particular, suggesting that literary localism did not originate in the Romantic era, but instead emerged from previous literary and cultural explorations of space and place. Taken together, the essays work to displace the nation-state as a central category of literary and cultural analysis in eighteenth-century studies.


Longer Scottish Poems 1650 1830

Author by : Priscilla J. Bawcutt
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Welsh Environments In Contemporary Poetry

Author by : Matthew Jarvis
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Publisher by : University of Wales Press
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Description : Welsh Environments in Contemporary Poetry’ examines the question of how recent English-language poetry from Wales has responded to the diverse physical environments of Wales. The first volume to offer a sustained assessment of Welsh poetry in English within the context of recent developments in environmental literary criticism, this book also draws on aspects of human geography to explore the rich contemporary poetics of Welsh space and place. Opening with an examination of poets from the 1960s as well as the early work of R.S. Thomas, ‘Welsh Environments in Contemporary Poetry’ subsequently concentrates on the poetry of writers who have come to prominence since the 1970s: Gillian Clarke, Ruth Bidgood, Robert Minhinnick, Mike Jenkins, Christine Evans, and Ian Davidson.Close reading of key texts reveals the way in which these writers variously create Welsh places, landscapes, and environments – fashioning rural and urban spaces into poetic geographies that are both abundantly physical and inescapably cultural. Far from reducing Wales to mere scenery, the poetry that emerges from this book engages with the environments of Wales, not just for their own sake, but as a crucial way of exploring key issues in Welsh culture – from the negotiation of female identity in a land of masculine myths to the exploration of Welsh space in a global context.


Scottish Poetry Index

Author by : Scottish Poetry Library (Edinburgh, Scotland)
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