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Introduction: ‘Tenshillingland’: Community and Commerce, Myth and Madness in the Modern Scottish Novel

Book Chapter
Lyall, S. (2016)
Introduction: ‘Tenshillingland’: Community and Commerce, Myth and Madness in the Modern Scottish Novel. In S. Lyall (Ed.), Community in Modern Scottish Literature, 1-24. Brill Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/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...

‘East is West and West is East’: Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Quest for Ultimate Cosmopolitanism

Book Chapter
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. https://doi.org/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...

Hugh MacDiarmid's poetry and politics of place: imagining a Scottish republic.

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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 ...

Hugh MacDiarmid’s Impossible Community.

Book Chapter
Lyall, S. (2016)
Hugh MacDiarmid’s Impossible Community. In S. Lyall (Ed.), Community in Modern Scottish Literature, 82-102. 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...

Hugh MacDiarmid and the Scottish Renaissance.

Book Chapter
Lyall, S. (2012)
Hugh MacDiarmid and the Scottish Renaissance. In G. Carruthers, & L. McIlvanney (Eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Scottish LiteratureCambridge: Cambridge University Press
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...

'Hauntings of Celticism': Fionn Mac Colla and the Myth of History

Journal Article
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 ...

In search of community.

Book Chapter
Lyall, S. (2016)
In search of community. In S. Lyall (Ed.), Community in Modern Scottish LIterature, vii-xiii. 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,...

'The Kailyard's Ghost: community in modern Scottish fiction'.

Book Chapter
Lyall, S. (2014)
'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. Association for Scottish Literary Studies
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The battle for civilisation in Gibbon’s science fiction.

Book Chapter
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
No abstract available.

‘That ancient self’: Scottish Modernism’s Counter-Renaissance

Journal Article
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...

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