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The Scottish Invention of English Literature

Robert Crawford, Neil Rhodes, Ian Duncan, Rajit Dosanjh, Fiona Stafford, Paul Bator, Martin Moonie, Franklin E. Court, Andrew Hook, Linda Ferreira-Buckley, Chris Worth
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  • Date Published: June 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521067232


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  • The Scottish Invention of English Literature explores the origins of the teaching of English literature in the academy. An international team of contributors demonstrates how the subject was invented in Scottish universities before being exported abroad, where it was linked to the search for distinctive cultural identities throughout the English-speaking world. This comprehensive account provides a wealth of new material on this international dimension, while also demonstrating the particular Scottish provenance of the university subject of English literature.

    • Fullest account available of the origins of English literature as a university subject
    • Covers America, Scotland, England, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand
    • Contains new historical research and strong theoretical strain
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    "The book's major achievement is in establishing a Scottish line of critical descent in the development of literature as an academic discipline For this reason, and for its graceful form and style (a tribute to Scottish literary traditions), this should be essential reading for every literary scholar." Studies in Scottish Literature

    "Crawford's thesis is as elegant as it is grandiose." Financial Times, U.S. Edition, John Sutherland

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521067232
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Robert Crawford
    1. From rhetoric to criticism Neil Rhodes
    2. Adam Smith, Samuel Johnson, and the institutions of English Ian Duncan
    3. The prerequisites of power: Blair, belles lettres, and law Rajit Dosanjh
    4. Blair's Ossian, Romanticism, and the teaching of literature Fiona Stafford
    5. The origins of the university teaching of the novel Paul Bator
    6. William Greenfield: gender and the transmission of literary culture Martin Moonie
    7. The impact of Scottish literary teaching in North America Franklin E. Court
    8. Scottish academia and the invention of American studies Andrew Hook
    9. The influence of Scottish rhetoric on the formation of English studies in nineteenth-century English universities Linda Ferreira-Buckley
    10. The impact of Scottish literary teaching in Australasia Chris Worth
    11. Scottish writing and English studies Robert Crawford
    Bibliography Linda Ferreira-Buckley
    List of bibliographical essays.

  • Editor

    Robert Crawford, University of St Andrews, Scotland


    Robert Crawford, Neil Rhodes, Ian Duncan, Rajit Dosanjh, Fiona Stafford, Paul Bator, Martin Moonie, Franklin E. Court, Andrew Hook, Linda Ferreira-Buckley, Chris Worth

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