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"Epistolary Performances": Burns And The Arts Of The Letter, Kenneth G. Simpson Aug 2012

"Epistolary Performances": Burns And The Arts Of The Letter, Kenneth G. Simpson

Studies in Scottish Literature

The letters written by the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-17960 show a self-conscious writer, who relished the craft of letter-writing and the role-playing that it allowed him. Examines letters that Burns wrote to Dr. John Moore, Margaret Chalmers, and others, and suggests a kinship between Burns as letter-writer and the letters and novels of Laurence Sterne.


On Editing The Merry Muses, Valentina Bold Aug 2012

On Editing The Merry Muses, Valentina Bold

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses the sources and issues in reediting the late 18th century Scottish song collection, The Merry Muses of Caledonia (1799), in connection the 50th anniversary of the first modern scholarly edition, edited by Sydney Goodsir Smith, James Barke, and J. Delancey Ferguson in 1959.


"The Poor Man's Friend In Need": Baird, Burns And Miller, David Robb Aug 2012

"The Poor Man's Friend In Need": Baird, Burns And Miller, David Robb

Studies in Scottish Literature

Surveys the career of the Rev. George Baird (1761-1840), principal of the University of Edinburgh and minister of Edinburgh's High Kirk, assessing Baird's edition of the poems of Michael Bruce (1796), tracing his early encounter with the Scottish poet Robert Burns and his later connection with the self-educated Scottish writer and geologist Hugh Miller, and describing his efforts to relieve destitution and improve education in the west and north of Scotland and his extensive travels on behalf of the General Assembly's Highlands and Islands Committee.


Alexander Mclachlan: The "Robert Burns" Of Canada, Edward J. Cowan Aug 2012

Alexander Mclachlan: The "Robert Burns" Of Canada, Edward J. Cowan

Studies in Scottish Literature

Surveys the career of the Scottish-Canadian poet Alexander McLachlan (1820-1896), the "Robert Burns of Canada," examining both his political poems, which are shown to have continuing interest, and his often-sentimental emigrant poetry and poems about Scottish life.


A Passion For Scholarship & Collecting: The G. Ross Roy Collection Of Robert Burns & Scottish Literature, Thomas Keith Aug 2012

A Passion For Scholarship & Collecting: The G. Ross Roy Collection Of Robert Burns & Scottish Literature, Thomas Keith

Studies in Scottish Literature

Pays tribute to G. Ross Roy as book collector, describing the origins and growth of the Robert Burns collection begun by his grandfather W. Ormiston Roy (1874-1958), of Montreal, Canada, but greatly developed by Professor Roy, before finding a permanent home in the University's Irvin Department of Rare Books.& Special Collections. Notes the range of Scottish authors now included in the collection and describes briefly many of the most distinctive and important Burns items.


On Translating Burns: A Heavenly Paradise And Two Versions Of "A Red, Red, Rose", Marco Fazzini Aug 2012

On Translating Burns: A Heavenly Paradise And Two Versions Of "A Red, Red, Rose", Marco Fazzini

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses, and prints, two different verse-translations from Scots into Italian of Robert Burns's well-known song "O, My Luve is Like a Red, Red, Rose," with brief comment on earlier Italian Burns translations. .


G. Ross Roy: A Tribute, Kenneth G. Simpson Aug 2012

G. Ross Roy: A Tribute, Kenneth G. Simpson

Studies in Scottish Literature

Tribute to G. Ross Roy (1924-2013), as scholar of Robert Burns, editor of the Burns letters, and founder of the scholarly journal .Studies in Scottish Literature.


"Tongues Turned Inside Out": The Reception Of "Tam O' Shanter", Gerard Carruthers Aug 2012

"Tongues Turned Inside Out": The Reception Of "Tam O' Shanter", Gerard Carruthers

Studies in Scottish Literature

Examines the dramatic poem "Tam o' Shanter", by Robert Burns, with especial focus on the significance of the lines that Alexander Fraser Tytler had criticized when Burns sent him a proof copy of the poem, and that Burns subsequently omitted.


Robert Burns As Dramatic Poet, R. D. S. Jack Aug 2012

Robert Burns As Dramatic Poet, R. D. S. Jack

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses Burns's skill in creating dramatic voice in his poetry, and what can be learned about the poems in their performance. Examples include "My luve is like a red, red rose," "John Anderson, my jo," "Robert Burns's March to Bannockburn," and "Tam o' Shanter."


Back To Burns, Fred Freeman Aug 2012

Back To Burns, Fred Freeman

Studies in Scottish Literature

Argues that the published settings of the songs written and collected by the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796), especially the settings in George Thomson's series A Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs, conceal Burns's original intentions, and traces this to anti-Scottish critical prejudice that had driven the genuine folk tradition underground.


Publications By G. Ross Roy, A Checklist, 1953-2011, Patrick G. Scott, Justin Mellette Aug 2012

Publications By G. Ross Roy, A Checklist, 1953-2011, Patrick G. Scott, Justin Mellette

Studies in Scottish Literature

This checklist details books and other separate publications, articles, and reviews, published through December 2011 by the Burns scholar G. Ross Roy (1924-2013), longtime professor of English at the University of South Carolina. The list encompasses his work not only on Burns and Scottish poetry, but in Canadian literature, comparative literature, and book history.


James Hogg's First Encounter With Burns's Poetry, Douglas S. Mack Aug 2012

James Hogg's First Encounter With Burns's Poetry, Douglas S. Mack

Studies in Scottish Literature

Describes and evaluates the varying accounts given by the Scottish poet and novelist James Hogg (1770-1835) of his first encounter with the poems of the Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759-1796), exploring inconsistencies of dating and differences in detail between the best-known version, the "Memoir of the Author's Life" in Hogg's Altrive Tales(1832) and the earlier "Memoir" in his The Mountain Bard (1807), and discussing also two other versions, a long note in the Hogg-Motherwell edition of Burns (1834) and a letter Hogg wrote to an unidentified correspondent that same year. Briefly analyses and quotes Hogg's memorial ...


Burns's Two Memorials To Fergusson, Carol M. Mcguirk Aug 2012

Burns's Two Memorials To Fergusson, Carol M. Mcguirk

Studies in Scottish Literature

Discusses the relation between the Scottish poet Robert Burns and one of his most important precursors Robert Fergusson, describing Burns's efforts to raise a memorial on Fergusson's grave and the ways in which Burns's first book, Poems chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (Kilmarnock, 1786) was also a memorial to Fergusson.


"O My Luve's Like A Red, Red Rose": Does Burns's Melody Really Matter, Kirsteen Mccue Aug 2012

"O My Luve's Like A Red, Red Rose": Does Burns's Melody Really Matter, Kirsteen Mccue

Studies in Scottish Literature

Examines the musical sources and later published settings for Robert Burns's song "O, my luve is like a red, red rose," with particular focus on Niel Gow's setting "Major Graham's Strathspey."


A Note From The Founding Editor, G. Ross Roy Jan 2012

A Note From The Founding Editor, G. Ross Roy

Studies in Scottish Literature

No abstract provided.


Transnational Balladeering: "Scots, Wha Hae Wi' Wallace Bled" In 1820s Afro-New York, Marvin Mcallister Jan 2012

Transnational Balladeering: "Scots, Wha Hae Wi' Wallace Bled" In 1820s Afro-New York, Marvin Mcallister

Studies in Scottish Literature

No abstract provided.


Robert Burns, The Crochallan Fencibles, And The Original Printer Of The Merry Muses Of Caledonia, Stephen Brown Jan 2012

Robert Burns, The Crochallan Fencibles, And The Original Printer Of The Merry Muses Of Caledonia, Stephen Brown

Studies in Scottish Literature

No abstract provided.


An Unrecorded Early Printing Of Robert Burns's Patriarch Letter, Patrick G. Scott Jan 2012

An Unrecorded Early Printing Of Robert Burns's Patriarch Letter, Patrick G. Scott

Studies in Scottish Literature

No abstract provided.


The Present State And Future(S) Of Scottish Literature, Anthony Jarrells, Patrick G. Scott Jan 2012

The Present State And Future(S) Of Scottish Literature, Anthony Jarrells, Patrick G. Scott

Studies in Scottish Literature

No abstract provided.


In Defense Of Inferiorism (And Other Lost Causes), Matthew Wickman Jan 2012

In Defense Of Inferiorism (And Other Lost Causes), Matthew Wickman

Studies in Scottish Literature

No abstract provided.


Scottish Literature And "Engl. Lit.", Leith Davis Jan 2012

Scottish Literature And "Engl. Lit.", Leith Davis

Studies in Scottish Literature

No abstract provided.


Digital Scotlands, Caroline Mccracken-Flesher Jan 2012

Digital Scotlands, Caroline Mccracken-Flesher

Studies in Scottish Literature

No abstract provided.


Contents Jan 2012

Contents

Studies in Scottish Literature

No abstract provided.


Rejecting Inferiorism And Superiorism: Normalizing Scottish Literary Studies In The Early Twenty-First Century, Gerard Carruthers Jan 2012

Rejecting Inferiorism And Superiorism: Normalizing Scottish Literary Studies In The Early Twenty-First Century, Gerard Carruthers

Studies in Scottish Literature

No abstract provided.


The Printed Record Of An Oral Tradition: Anna Gordon Brown's Ballads, Ruth Perry Jan 2012

The Printed Record Of An Oral Tradition: Anna Gordon Brown's Ballads, Ruth Perry

Studies in Scottish Literature

No abstract provided.


Notes On Contributors To Vol. 38 Jan 2012

Notes On Contributors To Vol. 38

Studies in Scottish Literature

No abstract provided.


"Where Stand We Now?": A Renaissance View, R. D. S. Jack Jan 2012

"Where Stand We Now?": A Renaissance View, R. D. S. Jack

Studies in Scottish Literature

No abstract provided.


Setting A Stoot Hert Tae A Stey Brae: Fifty Years Of The Study Of Scottish Literature, 1962-2012, Murray Pittock Jan 2012

Setting A Stoot Hert Tae A Stey Brae: Fifty Years Of The Study Of Scottish Literature, 1962-2012, Murray Pittock

Studies in Scottish Literature

No abstract provided.


On The Abolition Of The Scottish Department, Willy Maley Jan 2012

On The Abolition Of The Scottish Department, Willy Maley

Studies in Scottish Literature

No abstract provided.


Writer, Reader, And Rhetoric In John Gibson Lockhart's Memoirs Of The Life Of Sir Walter Scott, Bart., Gerald P. Mulderig Jan 2012

Writer, Reader, And Rhetoric In John Gibson Lockhart's Memoirs Of The Life Of Sir Walter Scott, Bart., Gerald P. Mulderig

Studies in Scottish Literature

No abstract provided.