Journal of Stevenson Studies
The international Journal of Stevenson Studies was born at a conference at the University of Stirling in July 2000. This event, titled Stevenson, Scotland and Samoa, raised a great deal of interest and became the first of a series of biennial conferences organised by Stevenson scholars at different institutions around the world. In the years following these have been held at Gargnano, Italy (RLS 2002: Stevenson: Writer of Boundaries); in Edinburgh (RLS 2004: Stevenson and Conrad, Writers of Land and Sea); at Saranac, NY (RLS 2006: Transatlantic Stevenson); and at Bergamo, Italy (RLS 2008: European Stevenson). The conference will return to Stirling on its tenth anniversary in 2010. The Journal of Stevenson Studies is published under the auspices of the Stirling Centre for Scottish Studies and is edited by Professor Roderick Watson, Director of the Centre and Dr Linda Dryden, Reader at the University of Napier. Professor Richard Dury who runs the Robert Louis Stevenson website from the University of Bergamo is our consulting editor.
Scottish Review of Books
Scottish Review of Books is a quarterly that has made a big impact in Scottish letters. Now in its fifth year, it is produced in A3 format with full colour and prints close on 100,000 copies per issue. It reaches a wide general readership in addition to the library and academic worlds, where it is of interest to colleges, universities and literary institutions. Contributors are from a large and varied pool including academics and the ever fewer practitioners of serious journalism. Main feature articles vary in length and SRoB is one of the very few outlets for essays up to 5000 words. Ownership and editorial style is independent of corporate and institutional interests. Available free in the Sunday Herald newspaper, in many public libraries and bookshops and by subscription. (£12 per year/£20 overseas – see the Argyll Publishing website for details.
The Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness
The Gaelic Society of Inverness has published these Transactions since its inception in 1871. The aim of the Society is to cultivate the language, poetry and music of the Scottish Highlands; to rescue from oblivion Celtic poetry traditions, legends, books and manuscripts; to acquire books, manuscripts and other papers, in whatever language, bearing upon the literature, the history, the antiquities and the material interests of the Highlands and Highland people; to vindicate the rights and character of the Gaelic people; and generally to further the interests of the Scottish Gaelic people whether in Scotland or elsewhere. The Gaelic Society organises an annual series of papers and lectures aimed at upholding the traditions established by the founding members: to perfect the use of the Gaelic language in the Gaelic speaking districts of the Highlands through the teaching of Gaelic and to promote a wider awareness of Celtic culture, history and traditions both within the Highland area and further afield.
Scottish Gaelic Studies
We are very pleased to announce the return of Scottish Gaelic Studies, the leading academic publication on the topic. Volume XXIV is now available. It can be ordered via the University’s Online Store. Full details of the contents are on the Back Issues page. Aberdeen University Celtic Department has published SGS since 1926, when it was edited by John MacDonald, one of the leading Celtic scholars of its day. John MacDonald continued to edit the journal for the next three decades, until he was succeeded by Derick Thomson in 1961. Donald MacAulay took over in 1978 and carried on editing the journal until, in Thomson’s footsteps, he left Aberdeen to become Professor of Celtic in Glasgow University. Professor MacAulay produced one further issue of SGS in 1996, a festschrift in honour of Professor Thomson. The first Chair of Celtic at Aberdeen University, Donald Meek, took over the editorship in the 1990s, assisted by Professor Colm – Baoill. Professor Emeritus Ó Baoill is now an Honorary Research Professor at the University and he has returned to SGS as the editor-in-chief. Professor Meek has also recently retired from his post at Edinburgh University: Vol. XXIV is published in his honour.
Scotland’s leading journal of ideas, the Edinburgh Review publishes essays, short fiction, poetry and reviews aimed at an educated reading public with an interest in critical thought. Since its inception in 1802, the magazine has balanced a strong Scottish focus with a keen interest in international intellectual currents.
The current issue, Calcutta Connects, presents new writing by both renowned and emergent poets and fiction writers from India, and Indian writers living in Scotland such as Margaret Burnett and Bashabi Fraser. Articles explore Indian-Scottish cultural and historical connections, e.g. ‘Isabella Plumb’ by Hannah Adcock documents the life and work of a 19th-century Scottish Missionary worker in India, based on Miss Plumb’s journals and letters in the National Library of Scotland. As a result of writing this article, Hannah Adcock now hopes to write a full length biography of Isabella Plumb and is approaching publishers and agents with her proposal. For the first time in this issue the magazine contains two photographic ‘essays’ by Naveen Kishore featuring life in Calcutta.
International Journal of Scottish Literature
The International Journal of Scottish Literature is a peer-reviewed online journal which aims to develop and circulate international perspectives on Scottish writing. The journal is ‘international’ in focusing on views of Scottish writers from critics outside Scotland, articles on trans-national influences and audiences, comparative studies, reviews of translations, translations of criticism, and so on. As an online journal, IJSL is a venue as well as a stimulus of such discussion. IJSL is published by the Association for Scottish Literary Studies. Contact IJSL.
Scottish Literary Review
(formerly Scottish Studies Review)
Editors: Margery Palmer McCulloch and Sarah Dunnigan
ISSN 1475-7737, two issues per year
The cover colour for Scottish Literary Review will be yellow for the spring issue and blue for the autumn. Reviews will in future be published principally in the autumn issue to give time to develop a more extensive coverage, although review articles may occasionally appear in the spring issue. Reviews will on the whole be of scholarly criticism and editions. Contemporary creative writing will now be reviewed in the Scotlit magazine. A selected bibliography of the previous year’s publications will appear in each spring issue. Although literature is our core discipline, and will now be publicly acknowledged as such, the journal will continue to approach literary activity in an expansive way which includes interaction with theatre and film and other relevant disciplines. Scottish Literary Review is published by the Association for Scottish Literary Studies. Contact Duncan Jones to order.
Editor: J. Derrick McClure
ISSN 0264-0198, one issue per year
Once per year, Scottish Language publishes the best, latest research on Scotland’s languages and linguistics. From place-name study to medieval poetry to language in the modern media, Scottish Language is the foremost publication in this field. Scottish Language is published by the Association for Scottish Literary Studies. Contact Duncan Jones to order.