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Scotland Popular Culture Essay

What is it that makes the Scots Scottish? And if you think of Scotland or its inhabitants what is the first thing that springs to mind? The history and the clans perhaps? The beautiful landscape? The castles? The bagpipes? The Highland Games? Or is it whisky? Fact is that you are likely to find some unique features in Scotland and its people that you won’t find easily, and originally, anywhere else in the world. For most outsiders Scotland is about clans, battles, kilts, tartan etc. It must be said though that this image is up to a certain point valid for the Highland-Gaelic area but doesn’t include the lowlands of Scotland although most people, and specially the tourist agents, want us to belief that. But let’s start with the typical images some of us have and deal with the other things that make the Scots Scottish later.

Highland Clans

Many years ago the ruggedness of the land led to the separation of the Highlanders into small groups called clans. Each clan was ruled by a chief, and the members of a clan claimed descent from a common ancestor. The traditional garment of the Highland clansmen is the kilt (belted plaid), which is suitable for climbing the rough hills. Each clan had its own colourful pattern for weaving cloth and these patterns are called a tartan. Nowadays the kilt is no longer a historic dress but a national costume, proudly worn for special occasions such as weddings etc. I have heard that there are currently over 4,500 different tartans and you can even have your own tartan if you like. Visit one of the many Woollen Mills you’ll find all over Scotland for some tartan related products. The most renowned one is probably the Edinburgh Woollen Mill at the beginning of the Royal Mile.

The clans aren’t something from the past, they are still here today. Currently there are more than 500 active clans registered all over the world and they all play an important role in maintaining and celebrating the Scottish traditions. There are annually more than 100 gatherings of the clans, which draw many visitors to the Highlands.

Gaelic Language

At the last census of 2011 there were almost 60,000 Gaelic speakers in Scotland, mostly confined to the Gaelic Heartland, the Outer Hebrides, and the other Hebridean Islands and the north-west coast. Although the language is in decline, there are many efforts to keep the Gaelic language and culture alive. Many schools in the west of Scotland either have a Gaelic unit or teach Gaelic as a second language. The Royal National Mòd is a celebration of the Gaelic language and culture and is held annually in the west and north of Scotland.

Highland Games

Despite their name, Highland Games are held all over Scotland, From Spring To late Autumn: they vary in size and differ in the range of events they offer, and although the most famous are at Oban, Cowal and especially Braemar, often the smaller ones are more fun.

The Highland Games probably originated in the fourteenth century as a means of recruiting the best fighting men for the clan chiefs, and were popularised by Queen Victoria to encourage the traditional dress, music, games and dance of the highlands, various royals still attend the games at Braemar.

The most distinctive events are know as the heavies tossing the caber, putting the stone, and tossing the weight over the bar, all of which require prodigious strength and skill. Tossing the caber is the most spectacular and the most well known event in the highland games, when the athlete must run carrying an entire tree trunk and attempt to heave is end over end in a perfect, elegant throw.

Just as important as the sporting events are the piping competitions for individuals and bands and dancing competitions where you will see young children tripping the quick, intricate steps of such traditional dances as the Highland fling.

When on holiday in Scotland the Highland games should not be missed and will give you a great insight of Scottish traditions, and leave you with many memories of a great day.

Highland Dress

At formal occasions the Scots proudly wear their Highland Dress which consists of a kilt and other pieces of clothing depending on the occasion. The Scottish kilt is usually worn with kilt hose (woollen socks), turned down at the knee, often with garter flashes, and a sporran (a type of pouch), which hangs around the waist from a chain or leather strap. This may be plain or embossed leather, or decorated with sealskin, fur, or polished metal plating. Other accessories which are often used are a belt with embossed buckle, Argyll jacket, a kilt pin and a black knife worn in the top of the right hose.

Bagpipes

Scotland is often associated with bagpipes but the interesting fact is that bagpipes aren’t originally from Scotland. Bagpipes originate from southern Europe and appear in Scotland around 1400 AD. The Scottish Bagpipe, or Great Highland Bagpipe, became established in the British military and achieved the widespread prominence it enjoys today, whereas other bagpipe traditions throughout Europe, ranging from Spain to Russia, almost universally went into decline by the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Though widely famous for its role in military and civilian pipe bands, the Great Highland Bagpipe is also used for a solo virtuosic style called pibroch. If you’re interested you can visit the annual Glasgow International Piping Festival which is held in August.

Now that I have written about the image most tourists have of Scotland it’s time to realise that Scots are also just people like you and me and are not running around over the hills in kilts all day. They are a usually very friendly bunch and are fortunate to live in a beautiful country of which they are very proud of, and for a good reason I might add. The rich history, the unpredictable climate and the dramatic landscape plays an important part in daily life, specially if you consider that many Scots earn their living in the tourism industry.

Food and Drink

Haggis is Scotland’s national dish, although a good curry comes in second and for some even in the first place. Haggis is a dish containing sheep’s ‘pluck’ (heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally simmered in the animal’s stomach for approximately three hours. If it’s prepared properly it’s a real treat! Haggis is traditionally served with the Burns supper at January 25th or thereabouts, when Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns, is commemorated. He wrote the poem Address to a Haggis, which starts “Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o’ the puddin-race!” and is usually proceeded by a piper.

Apart from the Haggis, Scotland has many other delicious dishes on offer and one of the most bizarre things you can buy in some Scottish fish and chip shops are, besides fish and chips of course, deep fried mars bars. Whether this is a treat or not I’m not sure, fact is that they are not good for your health but seem to taste surprisingly well! If you want to try something different go for an Arbroath Smokie, a specially smoked type of Haddock and the name is protected by EU regulations. Arbroath Smokies originate in Auchmithie, a small fishing village a few miles north of Arbroath, on the Scottish east coast. If you think whisky is the only national drink you’re wrong. There is also Irn-Bru, a carbonated fruit flavoured soft drink, which also carries the title of Scottish National Drink, or perhaps better the “other” national drink. Another typical Scottish thing is Shortbread, a buttery biscuit, available almost anywhere and specially in the tourist shops! Read more in our Scottish Food Guide.

Ceilidh

If you are staying in Scotland you are likely to hear about a ceilidh, specially if you stay in the more traditional Highland hotels or smaller villages. A ceilidh is a traditional Gaelic social gathering, usually held in village halls and hotels, and involves playing folk music and dancing and this is very much the case today. In the old days it was literary entertainment where stories and tales were rehearsed and recited, and songs were sung. A ceilidh can be good fun and entertaining and you can also work on your traditional Scottish dances which come in many forms and paces to suite both the young and the old. Attending one is a must when you are holidaying in Scotland.

Religion

After you’ve spent the Friday or Saturday evening partying at a ceilidh or visited one of the many pleasant pubs and bars you are likely to find out on Sunday that religion plays an important part in Scotland. The Scottish Presbyterians is the official, as well as the largest, church in the country. The Church of Scotland, as it is called, claims the adherence of nearly half the population. Roman Catholics, particularly strong in the western Highlands, make up the second-largest group of worshippers. After the church visit on Sunday morning you’ll find out something that isn’t at all common in other European countries, the Sunday Paper. Don’t be surprised when visiting a local shop in the Highlands that around two o’clock it suddenly becomes very crowded. The reason for that is the arrival of the Sunday Paper, bought by many and often accompanied with a (wee) bottle of the national drink! While most of the readers go back home, others regard this as an opportunity to visit the local pub and meet their friends.

Sports

For many (overseas) tourists Scotland is renowned for being the “Home of Golf” and many visitors are very keen to play the famous links at St. Andrews in Fife. For the Scots themselves soccer is the national passion and beating England the most important goal, and this is not only in soccer… Also famous in soccer is “The Old Firm”, a common collective name for Celtic and Rangers, both football clubs from Glasgow. Whereas Celtic’s fans are mostly catholic, the Rangers fans are mostly protestant. The competition between the two clubs is fierce and often leads to violence between rivalling supporters, not only on match day. Both teams usually meet four times a year in the Scottish Premier League. Other popular sports include hill-walking, rugby, shinty, lawn-bowling, fishing, darts and curling. The island of Ailsa Craig, off the Ayrshire coast, provides the special granite for most of the curling stones.

It’s hard to write everything down that’s related to Scottish Culture, otherwise it would become an endless page. You will find that much of the Scottish culture and traditions are saved in the many festivals that are held annually, all over the country and all year round and perhaps especially during Hogmanay. The best thing to do is go out there, spend some time in one place, visit the pubs and ceilidhs, experience some of the festivals and other events and try to get to know the locals a bit better. That’s how you discover for yourself what the Scots and their culture are all about and you will be pleasantly surprised.

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ABRAHAMSON, ROBERT LOUIS: 'Lived In Books', Textualities, 2005

ACKER, KATHY: 'Public Interview with Alasdair Gray at the ICA, London', 1986 (transcript on Alasdair Gray's website)

Adam, Henry
  • 'Norme et marginalité: de la bonne ou de la mauvaise réputation dans The People Next Door de Henry Adam', Danièle Berton, Études Écossaises 10, 2005

    ÀGÙSTSDÒTTIR, INGIBJÖRG: 'Mary Queen of Scots as Feminine and National Icon: Depictions in Film and Fiction', Études Écossaises 15, 2012

    Alasdair, Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir - see Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair, Alasdair

    ALIAGA-LAVRIJSEN, JESSICA:
  • 'Fetish of Ciphers: Brian McCabe's Zero', Textualities, 2009.
  • 'Spanish translation of "Interferences"', Jessica Aliaga-Lavrijsen, Cartaphilus 4, 2008.
  • 'Spanish translation of "One Atom to Another"', Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses 23, 2010. Available via the Institutional Repository of the University of Alicante
  • 'Trauma and Silence in Brian McCabe's "Say Something"', published in Between the Urge to Know and the Need to Deny. Trauma and Ethics in Contemporary British and American Literature Herrero, Dolores and Sonia Baelo-Allué (eds.), 2011. Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter. Available via academia

    ALISON, JIM: 'Burns in School', Laverock 3, 1997
  • 'Lummie', Laverock 3, 1997
  • 'A Passage to Treasure Islands', ScotLit 29, 2003
  • 'Thanks Courteous Wall', ScotLit 33, 2005
  • 'Towards an Overview of Scottish Children's Literature from 1823–2010', The Bottle Imp 7, Spring 2010

    Allan, Dot
  • 'Dot Allan: a Glasgow woman novelist', Moira Burgess, ScotLit 19, 1998

    ALTUN, ALI: 'John McGrath: an Anti-Class-based System Playwright', a paper presented at ESSE 2012, published on the ASLS website.

    ANDERSON, CAROL: 'An Interview with Alasdair Gray', with Glenda Norquay, Cencrastus, January 1983 (transcript on Alasdair Gray's website)

    Anderson, Lin
  • ' Death and Literature: a conversation between Lin Anderson and Louise Welsh', Jennie Renton, Textualities, 2006

    ANDERSON, LIN: 'Bloodyminded in Bloody Scotland', The Bottle Imp 14, Fall 2013

    ANDREWS, COREY E.: '"Ev'ry Heart can Feel": Scottish Poetic Responses to Slavery in the West Indies, from Blair to Burns', International Journal of Scottish Literature 4, Autumn/Winter 2008
  • 'Footnoted Folklore: Robert Burns's Halloween', Corey E. Andrews, Robert Burns and Friends: Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows Presented to G. Ross Roy, edited by Patrick Scott and Kenneth Simpson: University of South Carolina Scottish Literature Series, 2012
  • 'The Genius of Scotland: Robert Burns and His Critics, 1796–1828', International Journal of Scottish Literature 6, Spring/Summer 2010
  • 'Writing in Burns's Shadow: The Great Unknowns of Nineteenth-Century Scottish Labouring-Class Verse', The Bottle Imp MLA Supplement 2, 2015

    Angus, Marion
  • 'Writing the "Spirit of Place": the Poetry of Marion Angus and Violet Jacob', Katherine Gordon, ScotLit 34, 2006

    ARATA, STEPHEN D.: 'The Sedulous Ape: Atavism, Professionalism and Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde', Criticism, Spring 1995
  • 'Stevenson's Careful Observances', Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 47, August 2007

    Arbuthnott, Gill
  • ' Tales of the Unexpected: Gill Arbuthnott on the gestation, writing and publication of her novel The Chaos Clock', Gill Arbuthnott, Textualities, 2005

    ARBUTHNOTT, GILL: 'Tales of the Unexpected: Gill Arbuthnott on the gestation, writing and publication of her novel The Chaos Clock', Textualities, 2005

    Arnold, Thomas
  • 'Reading The Bothie of Toper-na-fuosich in the Bothie of Porirua Road: Thomas Arnold, Arthur Hugh Clough and Literary Emigration', Jane Stafford, International Journal of Scottish Literature 9, Autumn/Winter 2013 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

    Art - see Visual Art

    Arthurian Literature
  • ' An Interview with Mary Stewart', Raymond H. Thompson, on the Interviews with Authors of Modern Arthurian Literature website
  • ' An Interview with Naomi Mitchison', Raymond H. Thompson, on the Interviews with Authors of Modern Arthurian Literature website

    ASHLEY, KATHERINE: '"Ae Thoosand Tongues": Language and Identity in Psychoraag', International Review of Scottish Studies 36, 2011

    ATTEBERY, LOUIE W.: 'Take the High Road: a review of Colin Manlove's Scottish Fantasy Literature: a critical survey', Science Fiction Studies 72, July 1997

    Auger, Peter: 'How Scottish is the Scottish Psalter? William Mure of Rowallan, Zachary Boyd, and the Metrical Psalter of 1650', Studies in Scottish Literature 40/1, 2014

    Australian New Wave
  • 'No Wrang - Jist Different: Some resemblances between Scottish Drama of the 1970s and the Australian New Wave', Steve Cramer, International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 6-1, 2013

    AYTON, JAMES: 'Sir Robert Ayton - The Last Castalian Time for a Reappraisal', Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004

    Ayton, Sir Robert
  • 'Sir Robert Ayton - The Last Castalian Time for a Reappraisal', James Ayton, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
     

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    BAILEY, JAMES: '"What a story it could be": Identity and Narrative Strategy in Ali Smith's Like', James Bailey, Forum 11, Autumn 2010

    Baillie, Joanna
  • 'Joanna Baillie: Synthesis of Romanticism, Nationalism, and Feminism', Judith Bailey Slagle, Alexander Street Press 2002, available on the Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period website
  • 'Rounding the Circle: American Interest in Joanna Baillie (1762-1851)', Evelyn Laidlaw, Fourth Symbiosis Conference: "Across the Great Divide" July 2003 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]
  • ' Science Fiction and Techno-Gothic Drama: Romantic Playwrights Joanna Baillie and Jane Scott', Marjean D. Purinton, Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 21, February 2001
  • ' "Shelley Himself in Petticoats": Joanna Baillie's Orra and Non-Violent Masculinity as Remorse in The Cenci', Stephen Hancock, Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 31, August 2003
  • 'At the Surface of Romantic Interiority: Joanna Baillie's Orra', Julie Murray, Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 56, November 2009

    BAILEY, PEGGY DUNN: 'Words of Fire: Mrs. M. A. Reid's The Harp of Salem', Alexander Street Press 2002, available on the Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period website

    BAKER, ROSEMARY: 'John McNeillie's Wigtown Ploughman', Textualities, 2005

    BAKER, STEPHEN: 'The Fetish of the New: Culture and Class in Alasdair Gray's Something Leather', The Glasgow Review, issue 3

    BAKER, TIMOTHY C.: 'Ian Macpherson's Writing of the Disaster', International Review of Scottish Studies 33, 2008

    Bakhtin, Mikhail
  • 'Brief Encounters, Long Farewells: Bakhtin and Scottish Literature', Alastair Renfrew, International Journal of Scottish Literature 1, Autumn 2006
  • 'Bye-Bye Bakhtin', Peter McCarey, International Journal of Scottish Literature 2, Spring/Summer 2007
  • 'Wankers, Burds, and Skag: Heteroglossia in Trainspotting', Stacey Mankoff, Empty Mirror, January 2013

    Balfour, Alexander
  • 'Writing in Burns's Shadow: The Great Unknowns of Nineteenth-Century Scottish Labouring-Class Verse', Corey E. Andrews, The Bottle Imp MLA Supplement 2, 2015

    BALINISTEANU, TUDOR: 'Dreaming Brokenly of Deaths by Fire: Deconstructions of Social Myths in A.L. Kennedy's Night Geometry and the Garscadden Trains', Postgraduate English 11, March 2005
  • 'My Words Should Catch Your Words: myth, writing and social ritual in A.L. Kennedy's Everything You Need', International Review of Scottish Studies 32, 2007

    Ballads
  • 'Ballads and the Supernatural: Spells, Charms, Curses and Enchantments', Sheila Douglas, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
  • 'Orality's Silence: The Other Ballad Revival', Janet Sorensen, International Journal of Scottish Literature 2, Spring/Summer 2007
  • 'Poet and Lyricist Anne Hunter: More than "Haydn's Muse"', Joy M. Currie, Alexander Street Press 2002, available on the Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period website
  • 'Roswall and Lillian, the "Lord of Learne" and the Study of Medieval Romance and the Early-Modern Ballad', Rhiannon Purdie, Journal of the Northern Renaissance 4, 2012
  • 'Scottish Ballads and Popular Culture', Suzanne Gilbert, The Bottle Imp 5, Spring 2009
  • 'Sing Us One of the Old Songs - Why Teach Ballads?', Elaine Petrie, Laverock 3, 1997
  • ' Transformations of "Tam Lin": An Analysis of Folk-Tale Picture Books', Ginger Mullen, The Looking-Glass, 8/3, 2004

    Ballantyne, Hermione
  • 'Hermione Ballantyne', Catherine Jones, Alexander Street Press 2002, available on the Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period website

    Banks, Iain
  • 'Action at a Distance: Narrative Structure and Technique in lain Banks' Whit', Stephen R. Jones, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
  • 'Coalescence and the fiction of Iain Banks', David Leishman, Études Écossaises 12, 2009
  • ' Culture Clash: Ambivalent Heroes and the Ambiguous Utopia in the Work of Iain M. Banks', David Horwich, Strange Horizons, 21 January 2002
  • ' Culture Shock: an Interview with Iain Banks', Andrew J. Wilson, ONE Magazine, 15 February 2008
  • 'Galactic Empires and the Contemporary Extravaganza: Dan Simmons and Iain M. Banks', Christopher Palmer, Science Fiction Studies 77, March 1999
  • 'Iain Banks in French: Translating “The Foreigner Within”', Olivier Demissy-Cazeilles, International Journal of Scottish Literature 7, Autumn/Winter 2010
  • ' An Interview with Iain Banks', Andrew Wilson, Textualities, 2005
  • '"Jean-Claude Van Damme and Mother Superior": la transgression chez Iain Banks et Irvine Welsh', Marie-Odile Pittin-Hédon, Études Écossaises 11, 2008
  • 'Poetic Licence - Iain M. Banks' Consider Phlebas and T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land', Gary S. Wilkinson, Vector, January 1999 (available on John Black's blog)
  • 'Reading Double, Writing Double: The Fiction of Iain (M.) Banks', Martyn Colebrook, The Bottle Imp 8, Fall 2010
  • 'The Worlds of Iain Banks', Alan MacGillivray, Laverock 2, 1996

    Bannerman, Anne
  • 'Anne Bannerman: Biographical Essay', Adriana Craciun, Alexander Street Press 2002, available on the Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period website

    BARBALET, JACK M: ' WJ and Robert Louis Stevenson: the Importance of Emotion', Streams of William James 3/3, 2001 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

    Barbour, John
  • 'Back to the Future: The Bruce and Relevance to the 21st Century Reader', Christine Robinson, The Bottle Imp 4, Fall 2008
  • 'A Question of Truth: Barbour's Bruce, Hary's Wallace and Richard Coer de Lion', Nicola Royan, International Review of Scottish Studies 34, 2009
  • 'Sacrilege, Sacrifice and John Barbour's Bruce', Sarah Tolmie, International Review of Scottish Studies 32, 2007

    Barr, Russell
  • 'State of Transformation: Drag Queen Masculinity in Two Scottish Texts', Carole Jones, Genders 50, 2009

    Barrie, Sir James
  • ' From Drama to Silent Film: the Case of Sir James Barrie', Ronald D. S. Jack, International Journal of Scottish Theatre, 2/2, 2001
  • 'Ghostly Endings: The Evolution of J. M. Barrie's Farewell Miss Julie Logan', Andrew Nash, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
  • '"Houdinizing" Peter Pan: the Magical Exploits of J. M. Barrie and Harry Houdini', Karen McGavock, e-Sharp, Autumn 2003
  • 'Peter Pan and Trainspotting: Escaping Adulthood', Stine Hjorth Jensen, The Bottle Imp 13, Spring 2013

    BARRON, CHARLES: 'Doric Drama', published on the Elphinstone Kist website

    BARROWMAN, CAROLE E.: 'The Dark Threads of Tartan Noir', originally published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 24, 2004, available on Carole Barrowman's website

    Bateman, Meg
  • ' Lightness in the Highlands: a Biography of Meg Bateman', Robert Davidson, Textualities, 2005
  • 'The Poetry of Meg Bateman', Alexander Shevlinn, on the Simply Scottish website

    BATEMAN, MEG: 'Gaelic Poetry for English Classes?', Laverock 3, 1997

    Beattie, James
  • ' James Beattie's "The Judgement of Paris": a Neglected Example of Eighteenth Century Philosophical Poetry?', Virginia Sampson, Postgraduate English 12, September 2005

    BECK, ANDRÁS: 'A Stage of One's Own: The Artistic Devolution of Contemporary Scottish Theatre', International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 5-1, 2012

    BECK, SARAH: 'Playing War: Encountering Soldiers and Navigating Ethical Responsibilities in the Creation of Black Watch', International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 6-1, 2013

    BEHRENDT, STEPHEN C.: 'Catherine George Ward (1787- late 1830s)', Alexander Street Press 2002, available on the Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period website
  • 'Elizabeth Rutherford Scot, 1729-1789', Alexander Street Press 2002, available on the Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period website
  • 'Isabella Fordyce Kelly (c. 1759-1857)', Alexander Street Press 2002, available on the Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period website
  • 'Mary Edgar, fl. 1810-1824', Alexander Street Press 2002, available on the Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period website
  • 'Mrs. Richmond Inglis', Alexander Street Press 2002, available on the Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period website

    BELL, BARBARA: 'Meg Dods – Before the Curtain' (with John Ramage), International Journal of Scottish Theatre, 1/2, 2000

    Benjamin, Walter
  • 'Stevenson, Benjamin, and the Decay of Experience', Matthew Wickman, International Journal of Scottish Literature 2, Spring/Summer 2007

    BENSKE, KARLA: '"Diabolus Ex Machina": Manipulation and Masterly Intrigue in James Kennaway's Some Gorgeous Accident', e-Sharp, Autumn 2003

    BENSON, C. DAVID: 'Critic and Poet: What Lydgate and Henryson Did to Chaucer's "Troilus and Criseyde"', Modern Language Quarterly, 53/1, March 1992 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

    Bernstein, Marion
  • 'Mirren's Autobiography: The Life and Poetry of Marion Bernstein (1846-1906)', Edward H. Cohen and Linda Fleming, Scottish Literary Review, 2/1, Spring 2010 (made available through the Rollins Scholarship Online website) [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

    BERTON, DANIÈLE: 'Mr Placebo d'Isabel Wright: de l'art de l'illusion et de l'expérimentation en un "théâtre d'opérations"', Études Écossaises 12, 2009
  • 'Norme et marginalité: de la bonne ou de la mauvaise réputation dans The People Next Door de Henry Adam', Études Écossaises 10, 2005
  • 'Parcours et détours en Écosse: Dark Earth de David Harrower', Études Écossaises 10, 2005
  • 'Rhizome and fructification: Matthew Zajac's The Tailor of Inverness', International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 4-2, 2011

    BERTON, JEAN: 'Esquisse d'un paysage ontologique dans A Highland Trilogy de Kenneth Steven', Études Écossaises 10, 2005
  • 'L'étrange et le miroir dans The Fanatic de James Robertson', Études Écossaises 11, 2008
  • 'John Macnab et l'envers du décor, dans John Macnab (1925) de John Buchan et The Return of John Macnab (1996) de Andrew Greig', Études Écossaises 12, 2009
  • 'Le retour d'exil dans l'œuvre de Iain Crichton Smith', Études Écossaises 13, 2010
  • 'Translating Scottish Literary Texts: A Linguistic Clover-Leaf', International Journal of Scottish Literature 7, Autumn/Winter 2010

    BERTONÈECHE, CAROLINE: 'On Walking in Burns's "Great Shadow": Keats's Scottish Heritage', Études Écossaises 15, 2012

    Berwick, Thurso - see Blythman, Morris

    BESSON, CYRIL: 'Les Utopies adolescentes de Robert Louis Stevenson', Études Écossaises 11, 2008

    BEST, VICTORIA: 'The Drama of the Mind: A Profile of Janice Galloway', Numéro Cinq magazine, August 2015

    BICKET, J. LINDEN: 'George Mackay Brown's "Celia": The Creative Conversion of a Catholic Heroine', Studies in Scottish Literature 40/1, 2014
  • 'The Looms of History in George Mackay Brown's Literary Landscape', e-Sharp 2009 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]
  • 'The plough has broken the lingering snow', Open House, April 2013
  • 'Robin Jenkins: a centenary celebration', ScotLit 42, 2012

    BIGNALL, JONATHAN: 'John McGrath and the Dialogues of Television Studies', International Journal of Scottish Theatre, 3/2, 2002

    BISSETT, ALAN: 'Damage Land Revisited: Scottish Gothic in the Noughties', The Bottle Imp 6, Fall 2009
  • 'How Scottish Theatre Predicted The Referendum', Bella Caledonia, 2 April 2015

    BLACK, D. M.: '"How Shall the Race be Served?": The Life of Edwin Morgan', The Dark Horse 26, Winter/Spring 2011 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

    BLACK, RONALD: 'A Scottish Grammatical Tract, c.1640', Celtica vol 21, 1990 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

    Black, William
  • 'Fantasy, Reality and the Woman Question: a re-reading of William Black's fiction', Margery Palmer McCulloch, ScotLit 29, 2003

    Blackwood's Magazine
  • 'Blackwood's Berserker: John Wilson and the Language of Extremity', Robert Morrison, Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 20, November 2000
  • ' North of the Border: Cultural Crossing in the Noctes Ambrosianae', Nicola Z. Trott, Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 20, November 2000

    BLAIR, KIRSTIE: 'McGonagall, 'Poute', and the Bad Poets of Victorian Dundee', The Bottle Imp 14, Fall 2013

    Blamire, Susanna
  • 'Susanna Blamire (1747-1794)', Becky Lewis, Alexander Street Press 2002, available on the Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period website

    Blind Harry
  • '"Quham dowis thow Scot?" Scottish Identity in Blind Hary's Wallace', Stefan Thomas Hall, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
  • 'A Question of Truth: Barbour's Bruce, Hary's Wallace and Richard Coer de Lion', Nicola Royan, International Review of Scottish Studies 34, 2009

    Blythman, Morris
  • 'a.k.a. Thurso Berwick: Doon Amang the Eskimos', Gordon McCulloch, The Bottle Imp 9, Spring 2011

    Bochanan, Dùghall - see Buchanan, Dugald

    BOLD, VALENTINA: 'On Editing The Merry Muses', Robert Burns and Friends: Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows Presented to G. Ross Roy
  • , edited by Patrick Scott and Kenneth Simpson: University of South Carolina Scottish Literature Series, 2012

    BONNAR, ANNE: 'The Art of Business Innovation: The Citizens' Theatre under the Directorship of Giles Havergal', International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 5-1, 2012

    BOOTH, GORDON: ' The Kirk and the Leid', published on the GKB Enterprises website
  • ' Robert Louis Stevenson and William Robertson Smith: a Study in Contrast', published on the GKB Enterprises website

    BORTHWICK, DAVID: '"Driven by Loneliness and Silence": John Burnside's Susceptible Solitaries', The Bottle Imp 12, Fall 2012
  • 'From Grey Granite to Urban Grit: A Revolution in Perspectives', James Leslie Mitchell (Lewis Grassic Gibbon) Centenary Conference, 9 June 2001

    Boswell, James
  • 'James Boswell's Scotland', Tom Huntington, Smithsonian Magazine Issue 5, January 2005 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]
  • '"Never Met - and Never Parted": The Curious Case of Burns and Boswell', David W. Purdie, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004

    BOUCHER, FRANÇOIS-EMMANUËL: 'Thomas Carlyle et le culte du Héros aux époques de paralysie spirituelle', Post-Scriptum, 10, 2009 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

    BOWMAN, MARTIN: 'Trainspotting in Montreal: the dramatic version', International Journal of Scottish Theatre, 1/1, 2000

    Boyd, Zachary
  • 'How Scottish is the Scottish Psalter? William Mure of Rowallan, Zachary Boyd, and the Metrical Psalter of 1650', Peter Auger, Studies in Scottish Literature 40/1, 2014

    BRADLEY, JOSEPH M: 'Scottishness in the Tartan Army', The Bottle Imp 10, Fall 2011

    BRAIDWOOD, ALISTAIR: 'We're All Henry Jekyll's Bairns: Robert Louis Stevenson's Enduring Influence on Scottish Literature', The Bottle Imp 12, Fall 2012

    BRANCH, LORI: 'Plain Style, or the High Fashion of Empire: Colonialism, Resistance and Assimilation in Adam Smith's Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres', Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004

    Breslin, Theresa
  • '"The Future of the Planet" – Scottish Cosmopolitanism/CosmoFeminism and Environmentalism in Theresa Breslin's Saskia's Journey', Fiona McCulloch, Studies in Scottish Literature 40/1, 2014

    BRESLIN, THERESA: 'Scotland as Source: Personal Reflections by Theresa Breslin', The Bottle Imp 7, Spring 2010

    Bridie, James
  • 'James Bridie's The Anatomist and John Byrne's The Slab Boys', Edwin Morgan, paper given at an ASLS Conference, 1987

    Brookmyre, Christopher
  • ' Christopher Brookmyre in Conversation', Jennie Renton, Textualities, 16 March 2005

    Broughton, Eliza
  • 'Eliza Broughton, fl. 1796', Samantha Webb, Alexander Street Press 2002, available on the Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period website

    BROWN, ANDY: 'Robin Robertson's Swithering: a review', Stride Magazine, December 2005

    Brown, George Mackay - see Mackay Brown, George

    Brown, Ian
  • ' History, Ideology and Performance in Ian Brown's Mary and A Great Reckonin'', Steve Cramer, International Journal of Scottish Theatre, 3/1, 2002
  • 'The New Writing Policies of Clive Perry and Stephen MacDonald at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, 1966-79', International Journal of Scottish Theatre, 2/2, 2001

    BROWN, IAN: 'Cultural centrality and dominance: the creative writer's view - conversations between Scottish poet/playrights and Ian Brown', International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 4-1, 2011
  • 'In exile from ourselves? Tartanry, Scottish popular theatre, Harry Lauder and Tartan Day', Études Écossaises 10, 2005
  • 'Playwrights' workshops of the Scottish Society of Playwrights, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and their long term impact in the UK', International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 4-2, 2011
  • 'The Representation of Manifold Identities in Post-war Scottish Theatre', a paper presented at ESSE 2012, published on the ASLS website.
  • 'Scots and Welsh: Theatrical Translation and Theatrical Languages' (with John Ramage and Ceri Sherlock), International Journal of Scottish Theatre, 1/2, 2000
  • 'The use of some Gaelic songs and poetry in The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil', (with Sim Innes), International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 5-2, 2012

    BROWN, RHONA: 'Memorialising the Death and Legacy of Robert Fergusson: Romantic Sympathy and Enlightenment Medical Improvement', The Bottle Imp 15, Spring 2014

    BROWN, SIMON: '"Anywhere but Scotland"? Transnationalism and New Scottish Cinema', International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 4-1, 2011

    Buchan, John
  • 'The Last Victorian: John Buchan and the Hannay Quartet', Brett F. Woods, California Literary Review, March 2007
  • 'John Macnab et l'envers du décor, dans John Macnab (1925) de John Buchan et The Return of John Macnab (1996) de Andrew Greig', Jean Berton, Études Écossaises 12, 2009
  • ' "Realism Coloured by Poetry": Rereading John Buchan', Roger Kimball, The New Criterion, September 2003
  • 'The Stalking Cure: John Buchan, Andrew Greig and John Macnab', John Corbett, ScotLit 30, 2004

    BUCHANAN, DAVID: 'Scott Squashed: Chapbook Versions of The Heart of Mid-Lothian', Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 56, November 2009

    Buchanan, Dugald
  • 'Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged?', James Robertson, The Bottle Imp 3, Spring 2008

    Buchanan, George
  • 'David Lyndsay and George Buchanan: contrasts in reforming theatre', Sarah Carpenter, International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 5-2, 2012

    BUDGE, GAVIN: 'The Hero as Seer: Character, Perception and Cultural Health in Carlyle', Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 52, November 2008

    Bunyan, John
  • ' Pilgrims: The MacDonalds and John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress', Rachel Johnson, North Wind: Journal of the George MacDonald Society 21, 2002

    BURGESS, MOIRA: 'Dot Allan: a Glasgow woman novelist', ScotLit 19, 1998
  • 'The Glasgow Short Story', Laverock 2, 1996

    BURKE, ALISON: 'Totalitarianism, Martyrdom and Social Resistance: Sarah Woods' Antigone', International Journal of Scottish Theatre, 2/1, 2001

    Burke, Gregory
  • ' Jennie Renton interviews the playwright Gregory Burke, writer of Gagarin Way and The Straits', Jennie Renton, Textualities, 2005
  • 'Playing War: Encountering Soldiers and Navigating Ethical Responsibilities in the Creation of Black Watch', Sarah Beck, International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 6-1, 2013

    Burney, Frances
  • 'Female Self-Treatment: Preventive Medical Regimes, Piety, and the Novels of Frances Burney, Elizabeth Hamilton, and Elizabeth Helme', Catherine H. Decker, originally presented at the ASESC Conference, Tucson, April 1995, available on Dr Decker's Homepage

    Burns, Robert
  • 'Alexander McLachlan: The "Robert Burns" of Canada', Edward J. Cowan, Robert Burns and Friends: Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows Presented to G. Ross Roy, edited by Patrick Scott and Kenneth Simpson: University of South Carolina Scottish Literature Series, 2012
  • 'Alternative religious spaces in the work of Robert Burns', Gerard Carruthers, Open House, December 2012
  • 'Back to Burns', Fred Freeman, Robert Burns and Friends: Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows Presented to G. Ross Roy, edited by Patrick Scott and Kenneth Simpson: University of South Carolina Scottish Literature Series, 2012
  • 'A bard is not just for Burns Night', John Hodgart, Times Educational Supplement Scotland, 23 January 2009
  • 'Burns and his Visitors from Ulster: From Adulation to Disaccord', John Gray, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
  • 'Burns in School', Jim Alison, Laverock 3, 1997
  • 'Burns's Other Poem for Jean The "Blue-Eyed Lassie"', Andrew M. Stauffer, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
  • 'Burns's Two Memorials to Fergusson', Carol McGuirk, Robert Burns and Friends: Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows Presented to G. Ross Roy, edited by Patrick Scott and Kenneth Simpson: University of South Carolina Scottish Literature Series, 2012
  • 'A "cargo of Songs": Robert Burns, the Hastie manuscript and The Scots Musical Museum', Robert Irvine, on the British Library's Romantics and Victorians website
  • '"Death and Doctor Hornbook" by Robert Burns: A view from medical history', Malcolm Nicolson, Medical Humanities 36, June 2010 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]
  • 'A Discography of Robert Burns 1948 to 2002', Thomas Keith, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
  • 'Dr Hornbook – and Death', David Purdie, The Bottle Imp 15, Spring 2014
  • 'Ear-Rhyme, Eye-Rhyme and Traditional Rhyme: English and Scots in Robert Burns's Brigs of Ayr', Jeremy J Smith, The Glasgow Review, issue 4
  • 'On Editing The Merry Muses', Valentina Bold, Robert Burns and Friends: Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows Presented to G. Ross Roy, edited by Patrick Scott and Kenneth Simpson: University of South Carolina Scottish Literature Series, 2012
  • '"Epistolary Performances": Burns and the arts of the letter', Kenneth Simpson, Robert Burns and Friends: Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows Presented to G. Ross Roy, edited by Patrick Scott and Kenneth Simpson: University of South Carolina Scottish Literature Series, 2012
  • 'The First Publication of Burns's "Tam o' Shanter"', Bill Dawson, Studies in Scottish Literature 40/1, 2014
  • 'Footnoted Folklore: Robert Burns's Halloween', Corey E. Andrews, Robert Burns and Friends: Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows Presented to G. Ross Roy, edited by Patrick Scott and Kenneth Simpson: University of South Carolina Scottish Literature Series, 2012
  • 'Gaelic Translations of Burns', J. Derrick McClure, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
  • 'The Genius of Scotland: Robert Burns and His Critics, 1796–1828', Corey E. Andrews, International Journal of Scottish Literature 6, Spring/Summer 2010
  • 'Independence for Whom? or What? Scottish Literature and the Inhuman', Matthew Wickman, The Bottle Imp MLA Supplement 1, 2013 and 2014
  • 'James Hogg's First Encounter with Burns's Poetry', Douglas S. Mack, Robert Burns and Friends: Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows Presented to G. Ross Roy, edited by Patrick Scott and Kenneth Simpson: University of South Carolina Scottish Literature Series, 2012
  • 'John Davidson and the Hidden Legacy of Burns', Hazel Hynd, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
  • 'Language Issues in Studying Burns for Revised Higher: Bard tae Waur?', John Hodgart, Laverock 3, 1997
  • 'Lice, Mice, Bumclocks, Grubs: The Challenge of Regional Language and the Legacy of Robert Burns', Fiona Stafford, International Journal of Scottish Literature 6, Spring/Summer 2010
  • '"A Man's a Man for a' That": Burns, Hogg and The Liberator', Janette Currie, Fourth Symbiosis Conference: "Across the Great Divide" July 2003 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]
  • 'Milton's Satan and Burns's Auld Nick', J. Walter McGinty, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
  • 'My Bard is in the Highlands: Burns 2009 and a National Scottish Literature', Michael Newton, The Bottle Imp 5, Spring 2009
  • 'Negotiating Cultural Memory: James Currie's Works of Robert Burns', Leith Davis, International Journal of Scottish Literature 6, Spring/Summer 2010
  • '"Negro-driver" or "Illustrious Exile": Revisiting Ilustrious Exile: Journal of my Sojourn in the West Indies', Andrew O. Lindsay, International Journal of Scottish Literature 4, Autumn/Winter 2008
  • '"Never Met - and Never Parted": The Curious Case of Burns and Boswell', David W. Purdie, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
  • '"O my Luve's like a red, red rose": does Burns's melody really matter?', Kirsteen McCue, Robert Burns and Friends: Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows Presented to G. Ross Roy, edited by Patrick Scott and Kenneth Simpson: University of South Carolina Scottish Literature Series, 2012
  • 'On Walking in Burns's "Great Shadow": Keats's Scottish Heritage', Caroline Bertonèche, Études Écossaises 15, 2012
  • 'A Passion for Scholarship and Collecting: The G. Ross Roy Collection of Robert Burns and Scottish Literature', Thomas Keith, Robert Burns and Friends: Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows Presented to G. Ross Roy, edited by Patrick Scott and Kenneth Simpson: University of South Carolina Scottish Literature Series, 2012
  • 'The Poetry of Robert Burns: "A Melancholy not unallied to Mirth"', Karyn Wilson-Costa, E-rea (Revue électronique d'études sur le monde anglophone) 4/1, 2006
  • '"The poor man's friend in need": Baird, Burns and Miller', David Robb, Robert Burns and Friends: Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows Presented to G. Ross Roy, edited by Patrick Scott and Kenneth Simpson: University of South Carolina Scottish Literature Series, 2012
  • 'The Problem of Pseudonyms in the Burns "Lost Poems"', Gerard Carruthers, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
  • 'Robert Burns and Tradition', Hamish Mathison, November 2007, hosted on the ASLS website
  • 'Robert Burns as Dramatic Poet', R. D. S. Jack, Robert Burns and Friends: Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows Presented to G. Ross Roy, edited by Patrick Scott and Kenneth Simpson: University of South Carolina Scottish Literature Series, 2012
  • 'Robert Burns the Scottish Bard: Prescriptivism, Poetic Primitivism, and the Status of Scots in the Eighteenth Century', Jennifer R. McDermott, 2007, hosted on Professor Carol Percy's webpages at the University of Toronto
  • 'Robert Burns's First Printer: John Wilson of Kilmarnock. Part 1: The Book Market in Burns's Ayrshire', Patrick Scott, 2012, hosted on the Electric Scotland website
  • 'Robert Burns's First Printer: John Wilson of Kilmarnock. Part 2: Printing Books for Local Authors', Patrick Scott, 2012, hosted on the Electric Scotland website
  • 'Robert Burns's Missing Weekend, Hogmanay 1786', N. C. Craig Sharp, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
  • 'The Reception of Robert Burns' poems in French Art', Gilles Soubigou, International Journal of Scottish Literature 6, Spring/Summer 2010
  • 'Robert Burns: a career in verse', Robert Irvine, on the British Library's Romantics and Victorians website
  • 'Robert Burns and the First World War', David Goldie, International Journal of Scottish Literature 6, Spring/Summer 2010
  • 'Robert Burns and Ireland', Gerard Carruthers, International Journal of Scottish Literature 6, Spring/Summer 2010
  • 'Take Your Flag and Shove It! Nationalistic Humor in Fergusson and Burns', Steven R. McKenna, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
  • 'Thirteen Ways of Glossing 'To a Haggis': Disputing the Borders of Robert Burns' Paratexts', Alex Watson, International Journal of Scottish Literature 6, Spring/Summer 2010
  • '"Tongues Turn'd Inside Out": The Reception of "Tam o' Shanter"', Gerard Carruthers, Robert Burns and Friends: Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows Presented to G. Ross Roy, edited by Patrick Scott and Kenneth Simpson: University of South Carolina Scottish Literature Series, 2012
  • 'On Translating Burns: A Heavenly Paradise and Two Versions of "A Red, Red, Rose"', Marco Fazzini, Robert Burns and Friends: Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows Presented to G. Ross Roy, edited by Patrick Scott and Kenneth Simpson: University of South Carolina Scottish Literature Series, 2012
  • 'Two Talks on Burns', Jeffrey Skoblow, International Journal of Scottish Literature 6, Spring/Summer 2010
  • 'The Uncensured Burns: Two Editions of The Merry Muses of Caledonia', Mary M. Husemann, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
  • '"The very first of his Art": Reading Burns Through Byron', Alan Rawes, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
  • 'Volksdichter und Künstler: German Responses to Robert Burns', Margery Palmer McCulloch, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
  • 'Writing in Burns's Shadow: The Great Unknowns of Nineteenth-Century Scottish Labouring-Class Verse', Corey E. Andrews, The Bottle Imp MLA Supplement 2, 2015

    Burnside, John
  • ' Comparison as the Gesture Between Them: John Burnside and Jorie Graham', Laurel Taylor, Postgraduate English 2, September 2000
  • '"Driven by Loneliness and Silence": John Burnside's Susceptible Solitaries', David Borthwick, The Bottle Imp 12, Fall 2012
  • 'An Interview with John Burnside', J.P. O'Malley, The Bottle Imp 13, Spring 2013
  • 'John Burnside's "Poetics of Failure": A Havoc of Signs', Andrew F. Giles, JERRY magazine 5, 2012
  • 'What He Could Bear: a review of A Lie About My Father', Hilary Mantel, London Review of Books, vol. 28 no. 5, 9 March 2006

    Bury, Lady Charlotte
  • 'Lady Charlotte Susan Maria Campbell Bury, 1775-1861', Pam Perkins, Alexander Street Press 2002, available on the Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period website

    BUTLER, LISA: '"that damned old business of the war in the members": The Discourse of (In)Temperance in Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde', Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 44, November 2006

    BUTTER, PETER: 'The Strengths and Weaknesses of Robert Falconer', North Wind: Journal of the George MacDonald Society 14, 1995

    BUZWELL, GREG: 'Gothic fiction in the Victorian fin de siècle: mutating bodies and disturbed minds', on the British Library's Romantics and Victorians website
  • '"Man is not truly one, but truly two": duality in Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde', on the British Library's Romantics and Victorians website

    Byron, Lord George Gordon
  • '"The very first of his Art": Reading Burns Through Byron', Alan Rawes, Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004

    Byrne, John
  • ' Displacemeants – the Theatrical Art of John Byrne', Cairns Craig, International Journal of Scottish Theatre, 3/1, 2002
  • 'James Bridie's The Anatomist and John Byrne's The Slab Boys', Edwin Morgan, paper given at an ASLS Conference, 1987

    BYRNE, MICHEL: 'Tails o the Comet? MacLean, Hay, Young and MacDiarmid's Renaissance', ScotLit 26, 2002
     

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    Calder, Angus
  • 'Orpheus in the Old Town: In Memoriam - Angus Calder 1942-2008', Andrew J. Wilson, ONE Magazine, 25 July 2008

    Calderwood, Andrea
  • 'On the Art of "Making Movies Happen": An Interview with Andrea Calderwood', Christopher Meir, International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 4-2, 2011

    CALMAN, SIR KENNETH: 'The Citadel by A. J. Cronin', The Bottle Imp 15, Spring 2014

    CAMBRIDGE, GERRY: 'Douglas Dunn in Conversation', The Dark Horse 8, Autumn 1999 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]
  • 'Edwin Morgan in Conversation', The Dark Horse 5, Summer 1997 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]
  • 'Iain Crichton Smith at 70', The Dark Horse 6, Spring 1998 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

    CAMERON, DAVID: 'The Printed Snow: On W.S. Graham', The Dark Horse 18, Summer 2006 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

    Campbell, Charlotte Susan Maria - see Bury, Lady Charlotte

    CAMPBELL, DONALD: 'Greenness in Every Line: the drama of George Mackay Brown', International Journal of Scottish Theatre, 1/1, 2000

    Campbell, Dorothea Primrose
  • 'Dorothea Primrose Campbell', Isobel Grundy, Alexander Street Press 2002, available on the Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period website

    CAMPBELL, IAN: 'David Masson and Thomas Carlyle', Studies in Scottish Literature 40/1, 2014
  • 'Not the Kailyard...', ParaGraphs issue 2, 2002
  • 'Spartacus', James Leslie Mitchell (Lewis Grassic Gibbon) Centenary Conference, 9 June 2001

    Campbell, Thomas
  • 'The "Disposition to Combine": Thomas Campbell's The Pleasures of Hope, Edmund Burke, and the Power of the Poetic Imagination to Reconcile and Reform', Bernard McKenna, Romantic Textualities 18, Summer 2008

    Canadian-Scottish Literature
  • 'Ralph Connor, Hugh MacLennan and Alice Munro - Three Scottish-Canadian Authors', Uwe Zagratzki, International Review of Scottish Studies 23, 1998

    CANITZ, A. E. CHRISTA: 'A Benefice for the Prophet: William Dunbar's Petitionary Poems', Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004

    CARBONI, PIERRE: 'Le paradigme newtonien et les soubresauts du vivant dans The Seasons de James Thomson', Études Écossaises 12, 2009

    Caribbean see Scotland and the Caribbean

    Carlyle, Thomas
  • 'Carlyle éducateur: ou l'influence du penseur écossais sur l'œuvre de Swinburne', Sébastien Scarpa, Études Écossaises 11, 2008
  • 'David Masson and Thomas Carlyle', Ian M. Campbell, Studies in Scottish Literature 40/1, 2014
  • 'The Hero as Seer: Character, Perception and Cultural Health in Carlyle', Gavin Budge, Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 52, November 2008
  • 'Thomas Carlyle et le culte du Héros aux époques de paralysie spirituelle', François-Emmanuël Boucher, Post-Scriptum, 10, 2009 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

    CARPENTER, SARAH: 'David Lyndsay and George Buchanan: contrasts in reforming theatre', International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 5-2, 2012
  • 'Scottish Guising: Medieval and Modern Theatre Games', International Journal of Scottish Theatre, 2/2, 2001

    CARRUTHERS, GERARD: 'Alternative religious spaces in the work of Robert Burns', Open House, December 2012
  • 'The Devil in Scotland', The Bottle Imp 3, Spring 2008
  • 'The Problem of Pseudonyms in the Burns "Lost Poems"', Studies in Scottish Literature 33/1, 2004
  • 'Revisionism in Irish and Scottish Literature: How far can we go?', in the Higher Education Academy English Subject Centre Newsletter 10, June 2006
  • 'Robert Burns and Ireland', International Journal of Scottish Literature 6, Spring/Summer 2010
  • '"Tongues Turn'd Inside Out": The Reception of "Tam o' Shanter"', Gerard Carruthers, Robert Burns and Friends: Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows Presented to G. Ross Roy, edited by Patrick Scott and Kenneth Simpson: University of South Carolina Scottish Literature Series, 2012

    Carstairs, Christian
  • 'Christian Carstairs', Pam Perkins, Alexander Street Press 2002, available on the Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period website

    Carswell, Catherine
  • ' Catherine Carswell', David Fergus, Textualities, 2006
  • 'Immortal Memories: the mysterious case of Catherine Carswell;', Eilidh Whiteford, ScotLit 24, 2001

    CASARES, ALLYSON J.: 'The Effect of Book-Banning on Child Culture: A Close Look at the Harry Potter Series', The Looking-Glass, 8/3, 2004

    CASSIDY, GARY: 'Psychological Liminality in Anthony Neilson's The Wonderful World of Dissocia', International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 6-1, 2013

    CASTRICANO, JODEY: 'Much Ado about Handwriting: Countersigning with the Other Hand in Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde', Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 44, November 2006

    Cavendish, Georgiana Spencer, Duchess of Devonshire
  • 'Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, The Passage of the Mountain of Saint Gothard', Elizabeth Fay, Alexander Street Press 2002, available on the Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period website

    Ceni, Alessandro
  • ' "Tra la prosa di Stevenson, il vento e l'acqua": Conversazione con Alessandro Ceni', Doriano Fasoli, published on the Riflessioni.it website, June 2005

    Chalmers, Margaret
  • 'Margaret Chalmers, 1758-?', Isobel Grundy, Alexander Street Press 2002, available on the Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period website
  • 'Writing in Burns's Shadow: The Great Unknowns of Nineteenth-Century Scottish Labouring-Class Verse', Corey E. Andrews, The Bottle Imp MLA Supplement 2, 2015

    CHAN-CHU, MURIEL: 'Trainspotting au théâtre: une adaption culturelle', Post-Scriptum, 3, 2004 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

    CHARLOT, JOHN: 'The Influence of Polynesian Literature and Thought on Robert Louis Stevenson', The Journal of Intercultural Studies 14, 1987, available via John Charlot's website[PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

    Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • ' Critic and Poet: What Lydgate and Henryson Did to Chaucer's "Troilus and Criseyde"', C. David Benson, Modern Language Quarterly, 53/1, March 1992 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

    Chekov, Anton
  • '"Take Care of the Bowels and the Brains Will Take Care of Themselves": Scotland's Doctor-Writers', Tom Hubbard, Études Écossaises 12, 2009

    Children's Literature
  • ' 1492, 1942, 1992: The Theme of Race in the Harry Potter Series', Lana Whited, The Looking-Glass, 10/1, 2006
  • 'An Earthly Knight and Fire and Hemlock: Two "Tam Lin" Retellings', Kallie George, The Looking-Glass, 11/1, 2007
  • ' Antigravity: Matter and the Imagination in George MacDonald and Early Science Fiction', Elmar Schenke, North Wind: Journal of the George MacDonald Society 14, 1995
  • ' Beasts and Monsters in MacDonald's Fantasy Stories', Dieter Petzold, North Wind: Journal of the George MacDonald Society 14, 1995
  • ' From Drama to Silent Film: the Case of Sir James Barrie', Ronald D. S. Jack, International Journal of Scottish Theatre, 2/2, 2001
  • ' The Effect of Book-Banning on Child Culture: A Close Look at the Harry Potter Series', Allyson J. Casares, The Looking-Glass, 8/3, 2004
  • 'Expelliarmus!: Retaliation and peaceable outcomes in the Harry Potter series', Janet Iafrate, The Looking-Glass, 13/3, 2009
  • '"The Future of the Planet" – Scottish Cosmopolitanism/CosmoFeminism and Environmentalism in Theresa Breslin's Saskia's Journey', Fiona McCulloch, Studies in Scottish Literature 40/1, 2014
  • ' George MacDonald and the "Light Princess"', Bob Trexler, CSL: The Bulletin of the New York C.S. Lewis Society 30/3-4, March-April 1999 (text of paper on The George Macdonald website)
  • ' Harry Potter and the Inklings: The Christian Meaning of The Chamber of Secrets', John Granger, CSL: The Bulletin of the New York C.S. Lewis Society November/December 2002 (text of paper on The Golden Key website)
  • '"Houdinizing" Peter Pan: the Magical Exploits of J.M. Barrie and Harry Houdini', Karen McGavock, e-Sharp, Autumn 2003
  • 'Marjory Fleming and Child Authors: The Total Depravity of Inanimate Things', Laurie Langbauer, Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 56, November 2009
  • 'Mark Twain and George MacDonald: the Salty and the Sweet', Kathryn Lindskoog, The Mark Twain Journal 30/2, 1992 (text of paper on The George MacDonald website)
  • ' Men in Cloaks and High-Heeled Boots, Men Wielding Pink Umbrellas: Witchy Masculinities in the Harry Potter Novels', Annette Wannamaker, The Looking-Glass, 10/1, 2006
  • '“Miss, is this a real book?”: Scottish texts in Scottish classrooms', Maureen Farrell, The Bottle Imp 7, Spring 2010
  • ' The Morphing of Mollie Hunter, or Folklore as the Root of All Fantasy', Betty Greenway, The Alan Review, 23/3, Spring 1996
  • 'Motion and Agency in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island', Christy Di Frances, e-Sharp 2009 [PDF file – requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]
  • 'Oliver Twisted: the origins of Lord Voldemort in the Dickensian orphan', James Washick, The Looking-Glass, 13/3, 2009
  • 'A Passage to Treasure Islands', Jim Alison, ScotLit 29, 2003
  • 'Peter Pan and Trainspotting: Escaping Adulthood', Stine Hjorth Jensen, The Bottle Imp 13, Spring 2013
  • 'Revealing Discrimination: Social Hierarchy and the Exclusion/Enslavement of the Other in the Harry Potter Novels', Amy M. Green, The Looking-Glass, 13/3, 2009
  • 'Scotland as Source: Personal Reflections by Theresa Breslin', Theresa Breslin, The Bottle Imp 7, Spring 2010
  • 'The Sorcerer's Stone, Mirror of Erised, and Horcruxes: Choice, Individuality, and Authenticity in Harry Potter', Nichole LeFebvre, The Looking-Glass, 13/3, 2009
  • ' Subversion and Recuperation of Gender Roles in George MacDonald's "The Day Boy and the Night Girl"', Linda Montag, The Looking-Glass, 7/1, 2003
  • ' Tales of the Unexpected: Gill Arbuthnott on the gestation, writing and publication of her novel The Chaos Clock', Gill Arbuthnott, Textualities, 2005
  • 'Towards an Overview of Scottish Children's Literature from 1823–2010', Jim Alison, The Bottle Imp 7, Spring 2010
  • ' Transformations of "Tam Lin": An Analysis of Folk-Tale Picture Books', Ginger Mullen, The Looking-Glass, 8/3, 2004
  • 'Trysting Genres: Andrew Lang's Fairy Tale Methodologies', Molly Clark Hillard, Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net 64, October 2013
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