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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

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

3–5 July 2015, Stirling, Scotland

R. B. Cunninghame Graham (1852–1936), in both his life and his oeuvre, most effectively represents the complex interaction between imperial and revolutionary discourses in this dramatic period.

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THE BOTTLE IMP

Issue 17, June 2014

Environment informs us, infuses us: quite literally, from our bones on up, it is the making of us. In this issue of The Bottle Imp, we go for a stravaig into Scotland – Caledonia stern and wild, that fairyland of poesy, deer on high hills, shipyard, kailyard, fernie brae and all – in search of its natural heart.

 

 

STUART HOOD:
SCOTTISH POLYMATH

Friday 4 September 2015

National Library of Scotland
George IV Bridge
Edinburgh

A one-day conference celebrating the centenary of Stuart Hood (1915–2011) – novelist, translator, television producer and Controller of BBC Television.

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MARY PATERSON, OR,
THE FATAL ERROR

A Story of the Burke and Hare Murders

David Pae; edited by Caroline McCracken-Flesher
Mary Paterson, or, The Fatal Error is a gripping high-Victorian tale of the foul deeds of Burke and Hare. This highly entertaining nineteenth-century novel provides a fascinating window into the popular Victorian imagination.

 

 

THE SPACE OF FICTION

Voices From Scotland
in a Post-Devolution Age

Marie-Odile Pittin-Hedon
The Space of Fiction shows how contemporary Scottish novelists illuminate a post-national, cosmopolitan, multicultural and even globalised Scotland. Professor Pittin-Hedon explores their notions of space and place, and questions the impact of fiction on the nature of identity.

 

 

GAEL AND LOWLANDER
IN SCOTTISH LITERATURE

Cross-currents in Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century

ASLS Occasional Papers series 20
Edited by Christopher MacLachlan & Ronald W. Renton
Ranging from Sir Walter Scott to the writers of the fin de siècle Celtic Revival, fourteen essays show how the interactions between Highland and Lowland poetry, prose, drama and song, in English, Scots and Gaelic, shaped Scottish literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

 

 

2014 SCHOOLS CONFERENCE: VIDEOS

Video presentations now online

Six presentations from the ASLS Schools Conference 2013, by Maggie Kinloch (on The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black, Black Oil); Linden Bicket (on the short stories of George Mackay Brown); Robert Crawford (on the poetry of Robert Burns); Pauline Rodger (on Scots Language Units); Emma Dymock (on the poetry of Sorley MacLean); and Gerard Carruthers (on the poetry of Don Paterson) are now available to view online.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Last updated 17 June 2015