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Forget your literature?
Forget your soul ...

Retrieving and Renewing:
a poem for ASLS by Edwin Morgan.

 


 

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ASLS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015:
CALL FOR PAPERS

EMPIRES AND REVOLUTIONS:
R. B. Cunninghame Graham and other Scottish writers on Globalisation and Democracy

3–5 July 2015, Stirling, Scotland

Papers are invited on Cunninghame Graham and his time, with particular emphasis on issues of globalisation, empire, colonialism and postcolonialism, democracy, civil rights and social justice.

 

 

THE BOTTLE IMP

Issue 16, November 2014

It has become fashionable, of late, to point out that the novels of Sir Walter Scott are scarcely read, now; to remark that few would willingly pick up Waverley, let alone give shelf-space to Peveril of the Peak (it killed Prince Albert and it can do the same for you). But might there be a tad more to Scott than everything we already know about him, having never read him?

 

 

FROM THE LINE

Scottish War Poetry 1914–1945

ASLS Annual Volume 43
ed. David Goldie & Roderick Watson

From the Line brings together the best of Scotland’s poetry from the two World Wars: 138 poems, from fifty-six poets, are represented here, from both men and women, from battlefields across the world and from the Home Front, too.

 

 

ROOTS AND FRUITS OF SCOTTISH CULTURE

Scottish identities, history
and contemporary literature

ASLS Occasional Papers series 19
Edited by Ian Brown & Jean Berton These eleven essays show how the multifarious roots embedded in contemporary Scottish life and letters bear fruit – often in surprising ways – and how the re-creation and reimagination of Scottish culture, its identities and its tropes, are being developed by a range of leading Scottish writers.

 

 

THE SHORT STORIES OF GEORGE MACKAY BROWN

SCOTNOTES Study Guides: 34

Linden Bicket
Linden Bicket’s Scotnote examines ten of George Mackay Brown’s short stories, from across his long writing career, and explores their themes and characters.

 

 

SONGS OF
OTHER PLACES

New Writing Scotland 32

Songs of Other Places: New Writing Scotland 32 is the latest collection of excellent contemporary literature, drawn from a wide cross-section of Scottish culture and society, and includes new work from more than forty authors – some award-winning and internationally renowned, and some just beginning their careers.

 

 

GATEWAY TO THE MODERN

Resituating J. M. Barrie

ASLS Occasional Papers series 18
Edited by Valentina Bold & Andrew Nash
J. M. Barrie is today known almost exclusively for one work: Peter Pan. Yet he was the most successful British playwright of the early twentieth century, and his novels were once thought equal to those of George Meredith and Thomas Hardy. Gateway to the Modern attempts to do justice to the extraordinary range of his literary achievement.

 

 

2013 SCHOOLS CONFERENCE

Video presentations now online


Six presentations from the ASLS Schools Conference 2013, by James Roberston (on Scott, Hogg, Stevenson and their influence on Scottish literature); Carl MacDougall (on the short stories of Iain Crichton Smith); Ian Brown (on Scottish drama: Tally’s Blood); Pauline Rodger (on the new award in Scottish Studies); Dorothy McMillan (on the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy and Jackie Kay); and Alan Riach (on the poetry of Norman MacCaig) are now available to view online.

 

 

MAKESHIFT &
HUNGER MARCH

Two novels by Dot Allan

Edited by Moira Burgess

  eBook available: rrp £4.99

Confronting issues of class and gender, Makeshift and Hunger March offer an insight into women’s lives in Scotland in the first half of the twentieth century. They are also highly readable and enjoyable works of fiction by a writer who deserves rediscovery by a new generation.

 

 

Last updated 25 November 2014