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Scotland and the Borders of Romanticism - Prof. Leith Davis

Scotland and the Borders of Romanticism

By: Prof. Leith Davis (Editor), Ian Duncan (Editor), Janet Sorensen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th July 2004
ISBN: 9780521832830
Number Of Pages: 248

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Scotland and the Borders of Romanticism is the first book devoted to Scottish writing between 1745 and 1830 - a key period marking the contested divide between Scottish Enlightenment and Romanticism in British literary history. Essays in the volume, by leading scholars from Scotland, England, Canada and the USA, address a range of major figures and topics, among them Hume and the Romantic imagination, Burns's poetry, the Scottish song and ballad revivals, gender and national tradition, the prose fiction of Walter Scott and James Hogg, the national theatre of Joanna Baillie, the Romantic varieties of historicism and antiquarianism, Romantic Orientalism, and Scotland as a site of English cultural fantasies. The essays undertake a collective rethinking of the national and period categories that have structured British literary history, by examining the relations between the concepts of Enlightenment and Romanticism as well as between Scottish and English writing.

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'Scotland and the Borders of Romanticism counters the grand and crude essentialist narratives propagated by Smith and Muir with a particularity of detail that rehabilitates not only Scotland as a place of Romantic recognition as mature as England, but also the much maligned Scottish Enlightenment.' Gerard Carruthers University of Glasgow, Review of Scottish Culture '... ground-breaking ... manages simultaneously to be wide-ranging and in firm control of its overall argument. The volume has not only surveyed the ground: it has issued a challenge.' Studies in Hogg and his World

Coleridge, Hume, and the chains of the Romantic imagination
The pathos of abstraction
Antiquarianism, the Scottish science of man, and the emergence of modern disciplinarity
Melancholy, memory and the 'Narrative Situation' of history in post-enlightenment Scotland
Scott, the Scottish enlightenment and Romantic orientalism
Walter Scott's Romantic postmodernity
Putting down the rising
Joanna Baillie Stages the Nation
William Wordsworth and William Cobbett: Scotch travel and British reform
Burns's topographies
At 'Sang About': Scottish song and the challenge to British culture
Romantic spinstrelsy: Anne Bannerman and the sexual politics of the Ballad
'The Fause Nourice Song': childhood, child murder, and the formalism of the Scottish ballad revival
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ISBN: 9780521832830
ISBN-10: 0521832837
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 26th July 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 16.0  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.55

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