The Scottish Invention of English Literature by Robert CrawfordThe Scottish Invention of English Literature by Robert Crawford

The Scottish Invention of English Literature

EditorRobert Crawford

Paperback | June 26, 2008

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The Scottish Invention of English Literature explores the origins of the teaching of English literature in the academy. An international team of contributors demonstrates how the subject was invented in Scottish universities before being exported abroad, where it was linked to the search for distinctive cultural identities throughout the English-speaking world. This comprehensive account provides a wealth of new material on this international dimension, while also demonstrating the particular Scottish provenance of the university subject of English literature.
Title:The Scottish Invention of English LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.63 inPublished:June 26, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521067235

ISBN - 13:9780521067232

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Table of Contents

Introduction Robert Crawford; 1. From rhetoric to criticism Neil Rhodes; 2. Adam Smith, Samuel Johnson, and the institutions of English Ian Duncan; 3. The prerequisites of power: Blair, belles lettres, and law Rajit Dosanjh; 4. Blair's Ossian, Romanticism, and the teaching of literature Fiona Stafford; 5. The origins of the university teaching of the novel Paul Bator; 6. William Greenfield: gender and the transmission of literary culture Martin Moonie; 7. The impact of Scottish literary teaching in North America Franklin E. Court; 8. Scottish academia and the invention of American studies Andrew Hook; 9. The influence of Scottish rhetoric on the formation of English studies in nineteenth-century English universities Linda Ferreira-Buckley; 10. The impact of Scottish literary teaching in Australasia Chris Worth; 11. Scottish writing and English studies Robert Crawford; Bibliography Linda Ferreira-Buckley; List of bibliographical essays.

Editorial Reviews

"Crawford's thesis is as elegant as it is grandiose." Financial Times, U.S. Edition, John Sutherland