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Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Michael Gardiner and Graeme Macdonald


This is a study of Scottish literature using a post-devolutionary understanding of postcolonial studies. It looks at Scottish writing in Gaelic and other non-Anglophone postcolonial literatures in English. Using a comparative model and spanning over two hundred years of literary history from the 18th century to the contemporary, this collection of nineteen chapters by some of the leading figures in the field presents a range of perspectives on Scottish and postcolonial writing. The chapters explore Scotland's position on both sides of the colonial divide and also its role as instigator of a de ... More

Keywords: Scottish literature, post-devolutionary understanding, postcolonial studies, Gaelic, colonial divide, instigator, devolutionary process, British Imperialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748637744
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Gardiner, author

Graeme Macdonald, author

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Front Matter

Part I Postcolonial Revisions: Coloniality and Empire in Scottish Writing 1786–1914

Part II Postcolonialism and Modern Scottish Literature 1914–1979

Part III Postcolonialism and Contemporary Scottish Literature