The Glass Half Full: Moving Beyond Scottish Miserablism by David MandersonThe Glass Half Full: Moving Beyond Scottish Miserablism by David Manderson

The Glass Half Full: Moving Beyond Scottish Miserablism

byDavid Manderson, Eleanor Yule

Paperback | June 17, 2016

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In The Glass Half Full, filmmaker Eleanor Yule and academic David Manderson identify cultural miserablism as an important aspect of Scottish life. Yule and Manderson explore where this bleak take on Scottish life came from, its literary and cultural expressions, and in particular, identify this phenomenon in film and how it has risen to the level of a genre, which audiences domestic and international see as a recognisable story of modern Scotland. In so doing, they itemise the cost of this distorted view of Scottish culture, the caricatures it presents and identify ways in which this is being challenged and has to change for Scotland to mature and have a more accurate, relevant view of itself.
David Manderson is an academic and novelist who teaches creative writing and screenwriting at the University of the West of Scotland.Eleanor Yule is a prize-winning film director who has produced over thirty films and documentaries, including arts programmes with Michael Palin.
Title:The Glass Half Full: Moving Beyond Scottish MiserablismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 17, 2016Publisher:Luath Press LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1910021342

ISBN - 13:9781910021347