Scotland and the Borders of Romanticism by Leith DavisScotland and the Borders of Romanticism by Leith Davis

Scotland and the Borders of Romanticism

EditorLeith Davis, Ian Duncan, Janet Sorensen

Paperback | February 17, 2011

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This original collection of critical essays devoted to Scottish writing between 1745 and 1830 includes essays by leading scholars from Scotland, England, Canada and the U.S. Addressing a range of major figures and topics, the essays examine their relationship to the concepts of the Scottish Enlightenment and British literary Romanticism as well as to Scottish and English writing.
Title:Scotland and the Borders of RomanticismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:258 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:February 17, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521180767

ISBN - 13:9780521180764

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Table of Contents

Introduction Ian Duncan, with Leith Davis and Janet Sorensen; 1. Coleridge, Hume, and the chains of the Romantic imagination Cairns Craig; 2. The pathos of abstraction: Adam Smith, Ossian, and Samuel Johnson Ian Duncan; 3. Antiquarianism, the Scottish science of man, and the emergence of modern disciplinarity Susan Manning; 4. Melancholy, memory and the 'Narrative Situation' of history in post-enlightenment Scotland Ina Ferris; 5. Scott, the Scottish enlightenment and Romantic orientalism James Watt; 6. Walter Scott's Romantic postmodernity Jerome McGann; 7. Putting down the rising John Barrell; 8. Joanna Baillie Stages the Nation Alyson Bardsley; 9. William Wordsworth and William Cobbett: Scotch travel and British reform Peter Manning; 10. Burns's topographies Penny Fielding; 11. At 'Sang About': Scottish song and the challenge to British culture Leith Davis; 12. Romantic spinstrelsy: Anne Bannerman and the sexual politics of the Ballad Adriana Craciun; 13. 'The Fause Nourice Song': childhood, child murder, and the formalism of the Scottish ballad revival Ann Wierda Rowland.

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"Written by scholars from North America and the UK, the essays are of uniformly high caliberothe book as a whole represents an important new approach to the Scottish Enlightenment and the more general concept of British RomanticismoHighly recommended." CHOICE May 2005