Lyall, S. (2017, December). Seeking God by strange ways: Symbolism and the Irish Revival. Paper presented at EUROPEAN REVIVALS CONFERENCE V – CULTURAL MYTHOLOGIES AROUND 1900, Edinburgh, Scotland
This paper will argue that the Irish Revival of the late nineteenth, early twentieth century was first-and-foremost a Symbolist movement. Focusing on the writing, thought and ...
Lyall, S. (2016, August). "Fiery Speech": Vision and Violence in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats and Patrick Pearse. Paper presented at ESSE 2016
This paper examines the work of two of the main protagonists behind the cultural and political revival of Ireland in the early twentieth century, W. B. Yeats and Patrick Pears...
Lyall, S. (2013, December). Translating Modernism: The Scottish Renaissance Movement and German-language Modernism. Paper presented at World-literatures, Discrepant Transnationalisms: Beyond Region and Nation?, Stuttgart, Germany
The Scottish Renaissance Movement of the 1920-30s was a response to what many literary artists of the period saw as Scotland’s provincialisation within the United Kingdom and ...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
This research will explore the religious and spiritual ideas governing the Irish Revival, especially as these were manifested in the work, thought and life of Yeats and Pearse.
Lyall, S. (2019). Minor Modernisms: The Scottish Renaissance and the Translation of German-language Modernism. Modernist Cultures, 14(2), 213-235. https://doi.org/10.3366/mod.2019.0251
Germany has been epitomised in the twentieth century as Britain’s main rival and adversary. Yet Scottish modernists were influenced by Germany and German-language modernism to...
Lyall, S. (2017). Scotland’s Top Ten & the Inadequacy of a National Canon: Alasdair Gray’s Lanark (1981). Studies in Scottish literature, 43(2),
Discusses the healthy overlap in the recent BBC Scotland poll on Scotland's Favourite Novel between popular appeal and critical recognition; judges Gray's Lanark as "Scotland'...
S. Lyall (Ed.), (2016). Community in Modern Scottish Literature
Community in Modern Scottish Literature is the first book to examine representations and theories of community in Scottish writing of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries ...
S. Lyall (Ed.), (2015). The International Companion to Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Lewis Grassic Gibbon (James Leslie Mitchell), the author of the acclaimed trilogy A Scots Quair – Sunset Song, Cloud Howe and Grey Granite – is one of the most important Scott...
Lyall, S. (2015). Hugh MacDiarmid and the British State. The Bottle Imp,
Lyall, S. (2014). 'Hauntings of Celticism': Fionn Mac Colla and the Myth of History. Literature and History, 23(2), 51-66. https://doi.org/10.7227/LH.23.2.4
Fionn Mac Colla’s ideas of history can be characterised as postcolonial in their critique of historical determinism, Cartesian dualism and Whig progressivism. He utilises his ...
Lyall, S. (2014). ‘That ancient self’: Scottish Modernism’s Counter-Renaissance. European Journal of English Studies, 18(1), (73-85). doi:10.1080/13825577.2014.881106. ISSN 1382-5577
This essay argues that the twentieth-century movement of literary and cultural revival known as the Scottish Renaissance was, like the Irish Revival lead by W.B. Yeats, a coun...
Lyall, S. (2012). Hugh MacDiarmid and the Scottish Renaissance. In G. Carruthers, & L. McIlvanney (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Scottish LiteratureCambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Though commonly viewed as definitively rural and nationalist, the Scottish Literary Renaissance was actually begun in London by an émigré community of Burnsian Scots. The Vern...
Lyall, S. (2011). New Cosmopolitanism, Democracy and the place of Scottish Studies. Journal of Irish and Scottish studies. 6, 133-153. ISSN 1753-2396
Lyall, S. (2011). ‘East is West and West is East’: Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Quest for Ultimate Cosmopolitanism. In M. Gardiner, G. Macdonald, & N. O'Gallagher (Eds.), Scottish Literature and Postcolonial LiteratureComparative Texts and Critical Perspectives, 136-146. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. doi:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0010
This chapter addresses Lewis Grassic Gibbon's quest to shatter the colonial conception of East and West and return to an age of cosmopolitanism. His idealistic model of a cosm...
Lyall, S. (2011). MacDiarmid, communism and the poetry of commitment. In S. Lyall, & M. P. McCulloch (Eds.), The Edinburgh Companion to Hugh MacDiarmid, 68-81. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
Lyall, S. (2010). 'Introduction'. In S. Lyall, & M. P. McCulloch (Eds.), The Edinburgh Companion to Hugh MacDiarmidEdinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
Publishes new book: Community in Modern Scottish Literature (Leiden | Boston: Brill | Rodopi, 2016), 304pp.
18 May 2016
Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace, Augustine United Church, Edinburgh, 26 November 2016
26 November 2016
Spirituality and Peace, Augustine United Church, Edinburgh, 26 November 2016
Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace, Augustine United Church, Edinburgh.
14 October 2016
National University of Ireland, Galway
23 August 2016
13 April 2016