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Forget your literature?
Forget your soul ...

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

 


 

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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.

 

 

ASLS SCHOOLS CONFERENCE 2014

Saturday 4 October 2014

McCance Building, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
A programme and booking form for the 2014 ASLS Schools Conference is now online. Book now!

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

THE BOTTLE IMP

Issue 14, November 2013


The latest edition of our free online ezine, The Bottle Imp, is now available. Issue 14 examines Scots Law, Crime and Criminal Justice. We look at Scots Law; the use of law in literature; Tartan Noir; Scotland’s witch trials; the role of Scots law in the novels of Sir Walter Scott; and much more.

 

 

STRANGE TALES

Three Uncanny Stories
by Robert Louis Stevenson


To mark Robert Louis Stevenson Day 2013, the Association for Scottish Literary Studies presents three uncanny stories by Robert Louis Stevenson: “Thrawn Janet”; “The Tale of Tod Lapraik”; and “The Bottle Imp”. These eerie tales of witches, warlocks, and demonic pacts are outstanding examples of the storyteller’s art.

FREE EBOOK &
AUDIO DOWNLOADS

 

 

DR GAVIN WALLACE FELLOWSHIP

16 August 2013

After considering more than seventy proposals, we are happy to announce that Kirsty Logan has been selected as the first Dr Gavin Wallace Fellow.

 

 

 

 

Last updated 22 July 2014