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, National University of Ireland, Galway
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. (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 ...
Lyall, S. (2016). Hugh MacDiarmid’s Impossible Community. In S. Lyall (Ed.), Community in Modern Scottish Literature, 82-102. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
This chapter suggests two main related points. The overarching contention is that Hugh MacDiarmid was a poetic, political, polemical, and metaphysical impossibilist (rather th...
Lyall, S. (2016). In search of community. In S. Lyall (Ed.), Community in Modern Scottish LIterature, vii-xiii. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
Community derives from the Latin root word communis (common), which itself breaks down into two possible derivations [...]. The first, com plus munis (what is indebted, bound,...
Lyall, S. (2015). Introduction: ‘Tenshillingland’: Community and Commerce, Myth and Madness in the Modern Scottish Novel. In S. Lyall (Ed.), Community in Modern Scottish Literature, 1-24. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers. doi:10.1163/9789004317451_002
While ‘community’ as a concept has come under increasing attack in a neoliberal era, it has remained in Scotland a mythic, though not unexamined, signifier of resistance to pe...
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). The battle for civilisation in Gibbon’s science fiction. In The International Companion to Lewis Grassic Gibbon, 119-132. Glasgow: Association for Scottish Literary Studies
Lyall, S. (2015). Hugh MacDiarmid and the British State. The Bottle Imp. ISSN 1754-1514
Dymock, E., & Lyall, S. (2014). The Poetry of Modernity (1870–1950). In C. Sassi (Ed.), The International Companion to Scottish PoetryGlasgow: Association for Scottish Literary Studies
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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. (2013). 'The Kailyard's Ghost: community in modern Scottish fiction'. In I. Brown, & J. Berton (Eds.), Roots and Fruits of Scottish Culture: Scottish Identities, History and Contemporary Literature, 82-96. Glasgow: Association for Scottish Literary Studies
Lyall, S. (2013). 'Hauntings of Celticism': Fionn Mac Colla and the Myth of History. Literature and History. 23(2), 51-66. doi:10.7227/LH.23.2.4. ISSN 0306-1973
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 ...
At the Saltire Literary Awards in Edinburgh's Central Hall, Dr Scott Lyall presented the Ross Roy Medal to Dr Craig Lamont of the University of Glasgow for the best PhD in Scottish Literature in 2016.
24 November 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