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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 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.

 

 

SIR WALTER SCOTT
IN SCHOOLS

Saturday 6 June 2015

MacKenzie Building,
Old Assembly Close,
172 High Street,
Edinburgh


Sir Walter Scott is one of Scotland’s greatest writers, and one of the most important and influential figures in world literature. This FREE conference will show how Scott’s works can be used within the curriculum of Scotland’s schools and colleges.

 

 

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 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?

 

 

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 11 May 2015