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Studies in Scottish Literature

Hamish Henderson

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The View From Elsewhere: A Response, Andrew Hook Dec 2015

The View From Elsewhere: A Response, Andrew Hook

Studies in Scottish Literature

Reviews and responds to the symposium contributors, recounting briefly growing up as a Scot in England and Scotland, and doing National Service, and drawing on 60 years experience studying, researching, and teaching in both Scotland and the United States, commenting that while Scottish studies in the 1960s was primarily concerned with traditional culture and reclaiming a folk tradition, its future probably lies in interdisciplinary study focused on contemporary Scotland and modern Scottish writing.


In The Midst Of Our Human Civil War: Hamish Henderson’S War Poetry And Soldier’S Songs, Corey Gibson Nov 2014

In The Midst Of Our Human Civil War: Hamish Henderson’S War Poetry And Soldier’S Songs, Corey Gibson

Studies in Scottish Literature

Surveys the war poetry of the Scottish poet, folklorist, and folk-singer Hamish Henderson (1919-2002), including his service with the 51st Highland Division in the Western Desert and Sicily, drawing a contrast between his long modernist poem Elegies for the Dead in Cyrenaica (1948) and the songs in his collection Ballads of World War II (Glasgow: Lili Marleen Club, 1947), in light of Henderson's developing political ideas and engagement with the Italian cultural theorist Antonio Gramsci.


Hamish Henderson And Nelson Mandela: Notes For “Rivonia”, Patrick G. Scott Nov 2014

Hamish Henderson And Nelson Mandela: Notes For “Rivonia”, Patrick G. Scott

Studies in Scottish Literature

Describes and reproduces manuscript notesin the G. Ross Roy Collection University of South Carolina Libraries, for the protest song "Rivonia" ("Free Mandela"), written by the Scottish poet, folklorist and folksinger Hamish Henderson (1919-2002) in 1963-64 in response to the trial of Nelson Mandela and other leaders of the African National Congress who had been arrested at Rivonia, South Africa and sentenced to life imprisonment on Robben Island; assesses the influence of Henderson's song, which was recorded in 1964 by the Corries Trio, and sung at the anti-apartheid protests at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, against the visit of the Springboks rugby team ...


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.