‘Community in Modern Scottish Literature’ edited by Scott Lyall

In his Preface to Community in Modern Scottish Literature, Scott Lyall contextualises some of the key ways in which community is conceived of in the contemporary period. Making reference to prominent theorists in the field, he sets out various applications of the concept of community. For David Harvey, for example, community ‘offers hope and warning: communities […]

‘Subaltern Ethics in Contemporary Scottish and Irish Literature: Tracing Counter-Histories’ by Stephanie Lehner

Following in the footsteps of Irish Studies, over the last two decades a number of attempts have been made at linking Scottish literature with postcolonial theory. Often, however, these applications have been viewed with scepticism: can Scottish literature really be thought of as postcolonial? Is this this really an appropriate way of thinking about Scottish culture? Such have been […]

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