ALISON, Jim, ‘A Passage to Treasure Islands’

ScotLit 29, 2003 | ‘But there were still some nights when he would gaze out into the etherium and see…
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ALISON, Jim, ‘Burns in School’

Laverock 3, 1997 | Transcript of a talk given at the International Bicentenary Burns Conference, University of Strathclyde, 11–13 January…
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ALISON, Jim, ‘Lummie’

Laverock 3, 1997 | ASLS believes that teachers will increasingly want to explore and expand the corpus of literature in…
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ALISON, Jim, ‘Thanks Courteous Wall’

ScotLit 33, 2005 | On 15 October 2005 the late Enric Miralles’ controversial complex of buildings for the Scottish Parliament…
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ALTUN, Ali, ‘John McGrath: an Anti-Class-based System Playwright’

A paper presented at ESSE 2012 | One of the most prolific and outstanding figures in British drama, John McGrath…
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BATEMAN, Meg, ‘Gaelic Poetry for English Classes’

Laverock 3, 1997(The text of a paper given to the ASLS Schools Conference in 1994) I have been kindly asked…
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BICKET, Linden, ‘Robin Jenkins: a Centenary Celebration’

ScotLit 42, 2012 | This year marks one hundred years since the birth of one of twentieth-century Scotland’s most prolific…
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BORTHWICK, David, ‘From Grey Granite to Urban Grit: A Revolution in Perspectives’

James Leslie Mitchell (Lewis Grassic Gibbon) Centenary Conference, 9 June 2001 A revised and updated version of this paper, along…
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BREAK IN CASE OF SILENCE: New Writing Scotland 39

New Writing Scotland is the principal forum for poetry and short fiction in Scotland today. Every year it publishes the very…
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BROWN, Ian, ‘The Representation of Manifold Identities in Post-war Scottish Theatre’

A paper presented at ESSE 2012 | Carla Sassi was not alone when she famously talked in 2009 of ‘the…
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BURGESS, Moira, ‘Dot Allan – a Glasgow Woman Novelist’

ScotLit 19, 1998 | A 1930s novel by a Scottish writer; theme, the contemporary Great Depression and the hardships of…
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BURGESS, Moira, ‘The Glasgow Short Story’

Laverock 2, 1996 | It’s safe enough to declare that the short story form is flourishing in Glasgow at present,…
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BYRNE, Michel, ‘Tails o the Comet? MacLean, Hay, Young and MacDiarmid’s Renaissance’

ScotLit 26, Spring 2002 | On 4 May 2002 the ASLS held a conference at the University of Glasgow to…
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CAMPBELL, Ian, ‘James Leslie Mitchell’s Spartacus’

[DIGEST OF A PAPER GIVEN TO THE ASLS GENERAL MEETING CONFERENCE, KING'S COLLEGE, ABERDEEN ON 9 JUNE 2001.] Much of…
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CORBETT, John, ‘Literary Language and Scottish Identity’

The Shape of Texts to Come: the writing of a new Scotland, 13-14 May 2000 | References are given at…
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CORBETT, John, ‘Scots: Practical Approaches’

ScotLit 25, Autumn 2001 | Advanced Higher Specifications The new Higher Still and Advanced Higher examinations in English promise (or…
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CORBETT, John, ‘The Current State of Scots’

Observations by John Corbett, submitted to a Scottish Executive Committee investigating Scots Language Provision 1. The current linguistic situation The…
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CORBETT, John, ‘The Stalking Cure: John Buchan, Andrew Greig and John Macnab’

ScotLit 30, Spring 2004 | Seivintie-ane yeir separates twa buiks that hae the selsame character, a composite pauchler, or poacher,…
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DICKSON, Beth, ‘William McIlvanney’s Laidlaw Novels’

Laverock 2, 1996 | William McIlvanney has written three detective stories featuring the same main character: Detective Inspector Jack Laidlaw.…
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DRÀMA NA GÀIDHLIG shortlisted for Best Non-fiction Book at the Gaelic Literature Awards 2021

We are very pleased to announce that Dràma na Gàidhlig: Ceud Bliadhna air an Àrd-ùrlar / A Century of Gaelic…
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DRÀMA NA GÀIDHLIG wins the Donald Meek Prize for Best Non-fiction Book

We are delighted to announce that Dràma na Gàidhlig: Ceud Bliadhna air an Àrd-ùrlar / A Century of Gaelic Drama, edited…
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DUNCAN, Ian, ‘On the Study of Scottish Literature’

ScotLit 28, Spring 2003 | As someone who teaches and researches topics in Scottish literature in an English department at…
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ELPHINSTONE, Margaret, ‘Fantasising Texts’

The Shape of Texts to Come: writing a new Scotland, 13–14 May 2000References are given at the end of the…
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FLEMING, Morna, ‘Teaching Henryson’

ScotLit 33, Autumn 2005 | When writing the February Newsletter for The Robert Henryson Society, I noted that 2005 was…
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GIFFORD, Douglas, ‘Making Them Bold and Breaking the Mould: Rona Munro’s Bold Girls’

Laverock 2, 1996 | My Mummy taught me how to raise my family, how to love them, how to spoil…
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GORDON, Katherine, ‘Writing the ‘Spirit of Place’: the Poetry of Violet Jacob and Marion Angus’

ScotLit 34, 2006 | In a speech given to members of the Scottish Association for the Speaking of Verse in…
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HODGART, John, ‘Language Issues in Studying Burns for Revised Higher: Bard tae Waur?’

Laverock 3, 1997 | "Burns is really much too difficult for our children. They prefer Shakespeare."(a former P.T. English in…
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HUBBARD, Tom, ‘1800: Scottish Literature’s Grand Tour’

1000 Years of Scottish Literature, 18 November 2000 | The décor of the opening scene showed a wild and lonely…
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JACK, R. D. S., ‘1000 Years of Scottish Literature: 1600’

1000 Years of Scottish Literature, 18 November 2000 | I shall begin with two oddities. 1600 represents the High Renaissance…
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JAMIESON, Robert Alan, ‘Webs and Wabsters: small presses, magazines and websites’

The Shape of Texts to Come: the writing of a new Scotland, 13-14 May 2000 | References are given at…
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LINDSAY, Frederic, ‘Practising Crime for a Living’

ScotLit 24, 2001 | Writers and readers share a question about any branch of fiction: Do I want to spend time…
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MACDOUGALL, Carl, ‘Notes for a Manifesto’

Given at the launch of the Parliamentary Cross-Party Group for Scottish Writing and Publishing, 7 June 2005 | Are we…
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MACGILLIVRAY, Alan, ‘Genres in Scottish Writing: Science Fiction’

The Shape of Texts to Come: the writing of a new Scotland, 13-14 May 2000 | One hundred and seventy-five…
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MACGILLIVRAY, Alan, ‘Land of Brave Men: Scottish Poetry of the First World War’

Laverock 3, 1997 | Most of the poems referenced here are to be found in the ASLS collection From the Line:…
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MACGILLIVRAY, Alan, ‘Natural Loyalties: The Work of William McIlvanney’

Laverock 1, 1995 | There are acute dangers lying in wait for any critic seeking to comment on the urban writers…
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MACGILLIVRAY, Alan, ‘Obituary for Christine Guthrie (1896–1999)’

ScotLit 21, Winter 1999 | Readers who have loved the writings of James Leslie Mitchell (“Lewis Grassic Gibbon”) will be…
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MACGILLIVRAY, Alan, ‘The Jewel on the Doorstep: The Place of Scottish Literature in Schools’

An edited version of a paper given at the Education Conference of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 5th October,…
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MACGILLIVRAY, Alan, ‘The Worlds of Iain Banks’

Laverock 2, 1996 | If the popularity of a writer is to be gauged by the numbers of his or…
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MACLACHLAN, Christopher, ‘A Teller of Tales: Further Thoughts on Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped’

ScotLit 38/39, Spring 2010 | I would like to try not to repeat here things I have said about Kidnapped in the Scotnote. Instead…
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MATHISON, Hamish, ‘Robert Burns and Tradition’

November 2007, hosted on the ASLS website | Robert Burns ‘was unfortunate not to have been born twenty years later’…
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McCLURE, J. Derrick, ‘Scottish Literature in 1400’

1000 Years of Scottish Literature, 18 November 2000 | The history of Scotland for most of the fourteenth century had…
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McCULLOCH, Margery Palmer, ‘Fantasy, Reality and the Woman Question: a re-reading of William Black’s fiction’

ScotLit 29, Autumn 2003 | An invitation earlier this year to talk on the gothic element in William Black’s fiction…
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McCULLOCH, Margery Palmer, ‘Ideology in Action: Modernism and Marxism in A Scots Quair’

James Leslie Mitchell Centenary Conference, 9 June 2001 | A revised and updated version of this paper, along with eleven…
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McCULLOCH, Margery Palmer, ‘The Novels of Neil Gunn’

Laverock 1, 1995 |(The text of a paper given to the ASLS Schools Conference in 1992.) After Edwin Morgan’s talk…
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McGONIGAL, James, ‘Edwin Morgan Poems, National 5’

A paper given at the Schools Conference of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 3rd October, 2015 I want to offer…
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McGONIGAL, James, ‘Multilingual Poetries Lost and Found’

ScotLit 32, Spring 2005 | In the streets and shops of Glasgow, I hear snatches of conversation between different generations of…
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MEEK, Donald E., ‘The Gaelic Literature of Argyll’

Laverock 3, 1997 (This is a revised and expanded version of a talk given at the Conference on ‘Neil Munro…
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MENZIES, David, ‘Salute to an Adventurer’

ScotLit 35, 2007 | The great writers, those who still resonate down the generations, do so because their vision was…
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MORGAN, Edwin, ‘James Bridie’s The Anatomist and John Byrne’s The Slab Boys’

Text of a talk given to a conference on Scottish literature organised by the Association for Scottish Literary Studies, University…
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MORGAN, Edwin, ‘Scottish Drama: an overview’

ScotLit 20, Spring 1999 | The general assumption in the past has tended to be that an overview of Scottish…
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MORGAN, Edwin, ‘The Contribution of Iain Crichton Smith’

ScotLit 23, Winter 2000 | I’d like to begin with a brief sketch of the man, just to place him…
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MURRAY, Isobel, ‘Gibbon’s Chris: A Celebration With Some Reservations’

James Leslie Mitchell (Lewis Grassic Gibbon) Centenary Conference, 9 June 2001 | A revised and updated version of this paper,…
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MURRAY, Isobel, ‘Jessie Kesson: Writing Her Self’

Laverock 3, 1997 | Jessie Kesson sharply dismissed suggestions that she was a feminist writer. Understandably, she wanted to be…
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MURRAY, Isobel, ‘Robin Jenkins’ Fiction’

Laverock 2, 1996 | Robin Jenkins was thirty-eight when he published his first novel, So Gaily Sings The Lark in 1950. He…
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New Writing Scotland 40: Submissions

Submissions are invited for New Writing Scotland 40, publishing in summer 2022. New Writing Scotland publishes works by writers resident…
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NORQUAY, Glenda, ‘The Far Side of Lorna Moon’

ScotLit 27, Autumn 2002 | The life story of ‘Lorna Moon’ – flight from the confines of a Buchan village, a…
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PETRIE, Elaine, ‘Sing Us One of the Old Songs – Why Teach Ballads?’

Laverock 3, 1997 | Anyone who contemplates teaching the ballads is quickly going to ask – or be asked a…
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RAVENHALL, Chris, ‘Sixteenth-century agit-prop: Sir David Lyndsay’s Ane Satire of the Thrie Estaitis’

ScotLit 22, 2000 | We have no text of any Scottish play before Lyndsay’s The Thrie Estaitis1 and for that reason alone…
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REID, George, ‘Edwin Morgan, 1920–2010: a eulogy’

Given on 26 August 2010, at the University of Glasgow |  ScotLit 40, Winter 2010 | Today, in this great university…
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ROBB, David, ‘Sing til the warld we loo’d’: Alexander Scott’s War Poems’

ScotLit 35, 2007 | During his lifetime, it was well known that not only was Alexander Scott (1920–89) a prominent Scottish…
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ROBERTSON, James, ‘Scott, Hogg, and Stevenson, and their Influence on Scottish Literature’

ASLS Schools Conference, 5 October 2013 | When I sat down to write this paper, I began with two questions:…
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ROYAN, Nicola, ‘The Poetry of Sir David Lyndsay’

ScotLit 22, Summer 2000 | In the late sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a literate household in Scotland was likely…
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SAADI, Suhayl, ‘Infinite Diversity in New Scottish Writing’

The Shape of Texts to Come: the writing of a new Scotland, 13-14 May 2000.A bibliography is given at the…
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The Bottle Imp 28: Scotland in the Papers

Stop Press! A new edition of The Bottle Imp thumbs through the inky pages of the nation’s print media, and looks at…
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THORNTON, Valerie, ‘Workshop Writing and Beyond’

The Shape of Texts to Come: the writing of a new Scotland, 13-14 May 2000 | First, I’ll give you a…
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TROUSDALE, Graham, ‘Language Matters’

ScotLit 31, Autumn 2004 | On March 1st 2004, the Scottish Executive announced that it was investing an additional £4 million…
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WATSON, Seosamh, ”N Linnet Mhor: Some Linguistic Evidence from a Nineteenth Century Easter Ross Poem’

Scots and Gaelic - at home and abroad, 17 November 2001, Glasgow | The village in the Nigg peninsula where…
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WHITEFORD, Eilidh, ‘Immortal Memories: The Mysterious Case of Catherine Carswell’

ScotLit 24, Spring 2001 | Some literary characters seem to achieve immortality. In his rooms in Baker Street, Sherlock Holmes contemplates why…
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WILSON, Neil, ‘Fiction Opportunities: the 11/9 project’

The Shape of Texts to Come: the writing of a new Scotland, 13-14 May 2000 | Neil Wilson Publishing Why…
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