International Companions offer essential insights into Scottish literary studies, covering key authors, periods and topics from the medieval to the contemporary. Written and edited by leading scholars, the International Companions series provides comprehensive, authoritative and accessible guides to all aspects of Scotland’s literature, past and present.
Each International Companion:
- Gives a comprehensive overview of its subject
- Places each subject in the broader context of the Scottish literary tradition
- Contains interesting and accessible essays from expert contributors
- Provides a solid general introduction and a selected guide to further reading
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Series editors: Ian Brown and Thomas Owen Clancy
Edited by Sheila M. Kidd, Caroline McCracken-Flesher, and Kenneth McNeil
International Companion 8 – 2022
This volume explores Scottish literature of the nineteenth-century and the many modes of expression that emerged from this complex and fertile age.
Edited by Leith Davis and Janet Sorensen
International Companion 7 – 2021
This volume shows how Scotland’s literary cultures, in English, Gaelic, Latin, and Scots, were transformed during the period from 1650 to 1800.
Edited by Nicola Royan
International Companion 6 – 2020
This volume presents a comprehensive overview of Scottish literature from 1400 to 1650, covering the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Union of the Crowns, and the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
Edited by Gerard Carruthers and Colin Kidd
International Companion 5 – 2019
This volume builds on a steady stream of recent scholarship, and examines John Galt’s writings in the social, economic, and religious contexts of their time.
Edited by Dafydd Moore
International Companion 4 – 2018
This volume covers examines the social, political and philosophical context of Macpherson’s “Ossian” poems, their disputed origins, their impact on world literature, and their critical afterlives.
Edited by Carla Sassi
International Companion 3 – 2017
This volume covers all of Scottish poetry from the early Middle Ages to the modern day, and explores the connections, influences and interrelations between English, Gaelic, Latin, Old Norse and Scots verse.
Edited by Alan Riach
International Companion 2 – 2016
This volume follows Morgan’s astonishing, multi-faceted trajectory through space and time, and offers students an essential and accessible general introduction to his life and work.
Edited by Scott Lyall
International Companion 1 – 2015
This volume examines Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s works within the framework of the social, political, and literary developments of his time.