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Scottish Writing after Devolution


A provisional re-mapping of Scotland’s post-devolution literary culture, the fifteen essays that constitute this collective volume explore how literature, theatre and visual art have both shaped and reflected the “new Scotland” promised by parliamentary devolution. Chapters explore leading figures such as Alasdair Gray, David Greig, Kathleen Jamie and Jackie Kay, while also paying particular attention to women’s writing by Kate Atkinson, A.L. Kennedy, Denise Mina, Ali Smith, Louise Welsh, and writers of colour such Bashabi Fraser, Annie George, Tendai Huchu, Chin Li and Raman Mundair. Tracing continuities with 1990s debates alongside “edges of the new” visible since Indyref 2014, these critics offer an in-depth study of Scotland’s vibrant literary production in the period of devolution, viewed both within and beyond the frame of national representation.
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hal-03966696 , version 1 (31-01-2023)


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Marie-Odile Pittin-Hedon, Camille Manfredi, Scott Hames. Scottish Writing after Devolution: Edges of the New. Edinburgh University Press, 2022, 9781474486170. ⟨hal-03966696⟩
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