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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
249
Utgivningsdatum
2007-01-01
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Editions Rodopi B.V.
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1 port.
ISSN
1571-0734
ISBN
9789042023130
'Joyous Sweit Imaginatioun' (häftad)

'Joyous Sweit Imaginatioun'

Essays on Scottish Literature in Honour of R.D.S. Jack

Häftad Engelska, 2007-01-01
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This volume gathers together essays on Scottish literature, diverse in historical period, mode, and form in honour of Professor R.D.S. Jack, Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. Chronologically, the collection sweeps from the early middle ages to the early twentieth century, from Robert Henryson to J.M. Barrie, conveying a sense of the shifting and subtle identities and continuities of Scottish literary traditions across the centuries, and opening up, through a distinctive and unusual range of writers and texts, unfamiliar aesthetic, cultural, and linguistic landscapes. Unusual and wide-ranging in subject and scope, the volume explores Scottish medieval romance and allegory, Renaissance court performance, early modern travel writing, seventeenth-century poetry, Sir Thomas Urquhart's universal language theory, Scottish Romanticism, Burns and Barrie. Shared threads of interest run through the collection: a questioning of the canonical; attentiveness to questions of language, rhetoric, and form; and a commitment to uncovering the dynamic interaction between European and Scottish traditions. Collectively, the volume charts a new series of imaginative cross-currents across historical periods and literary modes, attesting the importance of, and necessity for, a critical vision of Scottish literature which is pluralistic, comparative, and sensitive to form, mode, and rhetoric.
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Contributors Acknowledgements Jack MACQUEEN and Alastair FOWLER: Foreword Sarah CARPENTER and Sarah M. DUNNIGAN: Introduction Elizabeth ELLIOTT: The Open Sentence: Memory, Identity and Translation in the Kingis Quair Kevin J. MCGINLEY: "In brief sermone ane pregnant sentence": Puns and Perspectivism in Robert Henryson's The Testament of Cresseid David MOSES: A Tough Nut to Crack: Robert Henryson's Nut and Kernel Metaphor Sergi MAINER:Eger and Grime and the Boundaries of Courtly Romance John CORBETT: "Verbs, mongrels, participles and hybrids": Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty's Universal Language Sarah CARPENTER: Love and Chastity: Political Performance in Scottish, French and English Courts of 1560s Sarah M. DUNNIGAN: Drummond and the Meaning of Beauty John J. MCGAVIN: Thomas Ker of Redden's Trip to the Low Countries, 1620 David J. PARKINSON: Rutherford's Landscapes Murray PITTOCK: Robert Fergusson and the Romantic Ode Kenneth SIMPSON: Burns and Barrie: "Deceptive Artists" Andrew NASH: J.M. Barrie and the Third Sex Professor R.D.S. Jack MA, PhD, DLitt, F.R.S.E., F.E.A.: Publications Index