‘Scott-Land: The Man Who Invented a Nation’ by Stuart Kelly

The appearance of a book-length reassessment of Walter Scott aimed at the general rather than academic reader is as welcome as it is unexpected. To his credit, Stuart Kelly resists the debunking routine that has become more or less compulsory in modern treatments of Scott and Scotland. At the same time, he warns us that […]

Scottish Romanticism, World Literature: some reflections

In September, 2007, Murray Pittock and I organized a weekend conference at the University of California, Berkeley, ‘Scottish Romanticism in World Literatures,’ which was attended by scholars from the British Isles, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Japan and Canada, as well as all over the U.S. One year later, I’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on […]


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