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 ...
Royal Society of Edinburgh
The primary aims of this project are as follows: a) to research in the Nan Shepherd holdings, and archives related to Shepherd’s work, at the University of Aberdeen; b) to consult with several Shepher...
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/13825577.2014.881106
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. (2011). New Cosmopolitanism, Democracy and the place of Scottish Studies. Journal of Irish and Scottish studies. 6, 133-153. ISSN 1753-2396
Lyall, S. (2010). 'Introduction'. In S. Lyall, & M. P. McCulloch (Eds.), The Edinburgh Companion to Hugh MacDiarmidEdinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
Lyall, S. (2006). The man is a menace: MacDiarmid and military intelligence. Scottish studies review. 8, 37-52. ISSN 1475-7737
Lyall, S. (2005). Hugh MacDiarmid's poetry and politics of place: imagining a Scottish republic. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press
By examining at length for the first time those places in Scotland that inspired MacDiarmid to produce his best poetry, Scott Lyall shows how the poet’s politics evolved from ...
Lyall, S. (2003). Genius in a provincial town: MacDiarmid's poetry and politics in Montrose. Scottish studies review. 5, 41. ISSN 1475-7737
Explores the ways in which the activities of Christopher Murray Grieve in Montrose, Scotland as a journalist with the "Montrose Review," helped in the finding of poet Hugh Mac...
‘The Living Mountain: in an age of ecological crisis, Nan Shepherd’s nature writing is more relevant than ever’. Article in The Conversation, published 29 August 2019
28 August 2019
Dr Scott Lyall has won a grant from the Royal Society of Edinburgh to study the work of Scottish writer, Nan Shepherd.
1 February 2019
Dr Scott Lyall wins a Carnegie Research Incentive Grant to study the work of Irish writers such as W. B. Yeats and Patrick Pearse.
31 July 2016
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