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Author Bell, Eleanor, 1973-

Title Questioning Scotland : literature, nationalism, postmodernism / Eleanor Bell.

Imprint Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  820.9941 B413q 2004    ---  Available
Description xi, 194 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 182-191) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Tracing predicaments: Modernism to Postmodernism -- (Multi) National Identity: Old and New Histories -- Postmodern States: Re-thinking the Nation -- Ethics of Deterritorialisation -- Conclusion -- Index.
Summary "Questioning Scotland considers the ways in which Scottish literature has often been discussed in parochial, essentialist terms. Beginning with the work of Hugh MacDiarmid and Edwin Muir, and reflecting on the Scottish modernist literary Renaissance, it then goes on to highlight some of the main issues surrounding the postmodern predicament of national identity. In its concerns with re-reading some of the most prominent contemporary critics of Scottish literature and nationalism, Questioning Scotland suggests that Scottish literary studies must now expand its conceptual boundaries in order to account for changes taking place at wider European and global levels. Drawing on theories of postmodernism, postnationalism and globalism, this book considers the work of writers such as Alasdair Gray and Edwin Morgan amongst others, suggesting that while Scottish critics often tend to reduce Scottish literature to questions of nationhood, its writers, ironically, often tend to transcend such boundaries."--Jacket.
Subject English literature -- Scottish authors -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
English literature -- Scottish authors -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Nationalism and literature -- Scotland.
Postmodernism (Literature) -- Scotland.
Literature and history -- Scotland.
Scotland -- Intellectual life.
Nationalism -- Scotland.
Criticism -- Scotland.
ISBN 1403913315

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