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Riach, Alan: Representing Scotland in Literature, Popular Culture and Iconography. The Masks of the Modern Nation. New York [etc.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. (280 S.) 
Added by: joachim (09/16/2020 07:39:52 PM)   
Resource type: Book
Languages: English
DOI: 10.1057/9780230554962
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-4039-4591-4
BibTeX citation key: Riach2005
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Categories: General
Keywords: Imagology, Representation, Space
Creators: Riach
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (New York [etc.])
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Abstract
This fascinating new study is about cultural change and continuities. At the core of the book are discrete literary studies of Scotland and Shakespeare, Walter Scott, R.L. Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, the modern Scottish Renaissance of the 1920s and more recent cultural and literary phenomena. The central theme of literature and popular 'representation' recontextualises literary analysis in a broader, multi-faceted picture involving all the arts and the changing sense of what 'the popular' might be in a modern nation. New technologies alter forms of cultural production and the book charts a way through these forms, from oral poetry and song to the novel, and includes studies of paintings, classical music, socialist drama, TV, film and comic books. The international context for mass media cultural production is examined as the story of the intrinsic curiosity of the imagination and the intensely local aspect of Scotland's cultural self-representation unfolds.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations (viii)
Acknowledgements (ix)
Preface: The Representation of the People (xiii)

PART I: THE WORLD OF THINGS UNDONE (1)
1. Introduction: The Terms of the Question (3)
2. Shakespeare and Scotland (32)
3. Foundational Texts of Modern Scottish Literature (53)

PART II: LOST WORLDS AND DISTANT DRUMS (73)
4. Walter Scott and the Whistler: Tragedy and the Enlightenment Imagination (75)
5. Treasure Island and Time: Childhood, Quickness and Robert Louis Stevenson (88)
6. In Pursuit of Lost Worlds: Arthur Conan Doyle, Amos Tutuola and Wilson Harris (101)

PART III: THE THEATRE OF INFINITY (121)
7. The International Brigade: Modernism and the Scottish Renaissance (123)
8. Nobody's Children: Orphans and Their Ancestors in Popular Scottish Fiction after 1945 (160)
9. It Happened Fast and It Was Dark: Cinema, Theatre, Television, Comic Books (195)

Conclusion: The Magnetic North (223)

Notes (245)
Select Bibliography (262)
Select Discography (271)
Index (273)


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