Gendering the Nation
Studies in Modern Scottish Literature
By (author) Christopher Whyte
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Gendering the Nation by Christopher Whyte
Book DescriptionToo often seen as a ghost from the past, nationalism has resurfaced as a major factor in European politics and culture. A powerful commitment to national autonomy has marked Scottish writing throughout the twentieth century. How has the emergence of new voices from feminist, gay and lesbian critics transformed that commitment? How critical and pluralistic can the new nationalisms be? This collection serves notice that the tradition is being read in new and disruptive ways. Five women and four men examine the relationship between gender and nationality, how male and female authors portray women, the treatment of sexuality in Scottish writing, the construction of Scottish masculinity and its relation to class and homophobia. Covering modern fiction and theatre, poetry, film and television, it is a provocative reassessment of the gender and culture of a 'stateless nation'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748606191
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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All the poetry of Sorley Maclean, the most significant 20th century Gaelic poet, is gathered together in one volume for the first time. Over 150 poems, some never published before, are given in Gaelic alongside their English translation. Introduced by a biographical essay on his life, influences and impact.
Cuilithionn 1939, Paperback (June 2011)
This new edition of Sorley MacLean's major poem 'An Cuilithionn' ('The Cuillin'), in Gaelic with English translation, includes 400 lines never before published, plus an extended commentary. A further 45 poems from MacLean's papers appear in print for the first time, with facing English versions.
Dain Do Eimhir, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by Christopher Whyte
A collection of poems from one of Scotland's finest Gaelic poets, Sorley MacLean.
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Author Biography - Christopher Whyte
Christopher Whyte was Reader in Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow. Updated 22/06/2011. Freelance writer lives in Budapest
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