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Hobsbaum And His Legacy, Adrian Hunter Nov 2014

Hobsbaum And His Legacy, Adrian Hunter

Studies in Scottish Literature

Recounts and assesses the impact of the poet and critic Philip Hobsbaum (1932-2005) on the development and role of creative writing within university English departments, both at Queern's University, Belfast, but more especially after he moved to the University of Glasgow.


After Macdiarmid: Creative Writers, The Canon, And The Academy, Alan Riach Nov 2014

After Macdiarmid: Creative Writers, The Canon, And The Academy, Alan Riach

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses the changed situation of writers within Scottish universities since the 1960s, the role of creative writers in introducing American poets into the Scottish teaching canon, and the value of creative writing in stimulating critical reading.


Doing And Teaching, Roderick Watson Nov 2014

Doing And Teaching, Roderick Watson

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses the decision at the University of Stirling, Scotland, in the late 1960s, to appoint a Scottish poet, Norman MacCaig, to the permanent faculty, and to include creative writing options within the English studies degree program. Assesses subsequent developments and argues for the value of such integration for all literature undergraduates.


Tartan Noir And The Scottish Literary Canon, Matt Mcguire Nov 2014

Tartan Noir And The Scottish Literary Canon, Matt Mcguire

Studies in Scottish Literature

Takes up Willy Maley's recent critique of Scottish university literature teaching (in SSL 38) and argues that Scottish creative writing, especially the crime novels that James Ellroy labelled Tartan Noir, has stimulated new critical readings of such earlier Scottish writers as James Hogg and Robert Louis Stevenson.


'They Gang In Stirks And Come Out Asses': Creative Writing And Scottish Studies, Liam Mcilvanney Nov 2014

'They Gang In Stirks And Come Out Asses': Creative Writing And Scottish Studies, Liam Mcilvanney

Studies in Scottish Literature

Recounts the experience as a student of the New Zealand poet James K. Baxter and discusses the interrelation of creative writing and literary scholarship, in Scottish universities and in New Zealand.