Introduction: Materializing Scottish Cultures

In January 2022, the LLC (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) Scottish Forum was delighted to host two panels at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association, held in Washington D.C. The eight essays published in this special issue of The Bottle Imp developed from papers delivered virtually during the convention, the first four in a […]

Margaret Todd’s Novel Mentorship in ‘Mona Maclean Medical Student’

Published eight years after Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘The Body Snatcher’ (1884) and two years before Arthur Conan Doyle’s anthology of medical stories Round the Red Lamp (1894), Margaret Todd’s Mona Maclean Medical Student: A Novel (1892) highlights similar medical topics yet evinces a strikingly different female sensibility in relation to training and physician-patient relationships. One […]


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