The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature: Enlightenment, Britain and Empire (1707-1918)

Ksenija Horvat, Ian Brown, Susan Manning, Thomas Owen Clancy, Murray Pittock
Edinburgh University Press, 2007 - 390 sider

Between 1707 and 1918, Scotland underwent arguably the most dramatic upheavals in its political, economic and social history. The Union with England, industrialisation and Scotland's subsequent defining contributions throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the culture of Britain and Empire are reflected in the transformative energies of Scottish literature and literary institutions in the period. New genres, new concerns and whole new areas of interest opened under the creative scrutiny of sceptical minds. This second volume of the Historyreveals the major contribution made by Scottish writers and Scottish writing to the shape of modernity in Britain, Europe and the world.

The other volumes in the History are:

The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature, Volume 1: From Columba to the Union (until 1707)

The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature, Volume 3: Modern Transformations: New Identities (from 1918)

Key Features

  • Original - presents new approaches to what is literature and what is Scottishness.
  • Inclusive - Gaelic and diasporic writing, Latin writing, theological writing, legal writing, and context chapters.
  • Comprehensive - provides the fullest coverage of Scottish literature ever and the first survey for almost 20 years.
  • Distinguished contributors from many countries.
  • Influences the agenda for critical debate on Scottish writing in the twenty-first century.

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Om forfatteren (2007)

Ian Brown is Professor in Drama at the Kingston University Thomas Clancy is Lecturer in the Department of Celtic at the University of Glasgow Susan Manning is Grierson Professor of English Literature, and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh
Murray Pittock is Bradley Professor of English Literature at the University of Glasgow

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