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Forget your literature?
Forget your soul ...

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

 


 

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LITERATURE AND RELIGION IN SCOTLAND

ASLS Annual Conference 2016
1–2 July, University of Glasgow

This two-day conference will examine some of the ways in which religions and religious impulses have influenced, and been influenced by, the literature of Scotland, past and present.

See the conference web page for a full programme and booking details.

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL COMPANION TO
SCOTTISH POETRY

edited by Carla Sassi
The latest title in the new International Companions to Scottish Literature series, this volume covers all of Scottish poetry from the early Middle Ages to the modern day, and explores the connections, influences and interrelations between English, Gaelic, Latin, Old Norse and Scots verse.

 

 

ASLS SCHOOLS CONFERENCE 2015

Video presentations

Presentations given at the 2015 ASLS Schools Conference – on Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped; Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Sunset Song; John Byrne’s The Slab Boys; Cross-over Scottish set texts at National 5 and Higher; the poetry of Edwin Morgan; and Anne Donovan discussing her own short stories – are now available to watch online.

 

 

THE BOTTLE IMP

Issue 18, November 2015

This issue, The Bottle Imp gets political as we look at Scottish Spies and Thrillers. We’ve got our ear to the ground, but you never know who's listening ...

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL COMPANION TO
EDWIN MORGAN

edited by Alan Riach
The second title in the new International Companions to Scottish Literature series, this volume follows Morgan’s astonishing, multi-faceted trajectory through space and time, and offers students an essential and accessible general introduction to his life and work.

 

 

THE INTERNATIONAL COMPANION TO
LEWIS GRASSIC GIBBON

edited by Scott Lyall
The first title in the new International Companions to Scottish Literature series, this volume examines Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s works within the framework of the social, political, and literary developments of his time.

 

 

MEN SHOULD WEEP

SCOTNOTES Study Guides: 35

John Hodgart
Hohn Hodgart’s Scotnote explores how Ena Lamont Stewart’s play deals with issues of poverty, sexual and social inequality, outlines the individual characters, and examines the major themes in an approachable and accessible way.

 

 

THE ROOFTOP BUSKER

New Writing Scotland 33

The Rooftop Busker: New Writing Scotland 33 is the latest collection of excellent contemporary Scottish literature. It includes new work from more than fifty writers – some award-winning and internationally renowned, and some just beginning their careers.

 

 

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.

 

 

Last updated 28 April 2016