Scotland, Britain, Empire: Writing the Highlands, 1760-1860

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Ohio State University Press, 2007 - 228 páginas
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"Scotland, Britain, Empire takes on a cliche that permeates writing from and about the literature of the Scottish Highlands. Popular and influential in its time, this literature fell into disrepute for circulating a distorted and deforming myth that aided in Scotland's marginalization by consigning Scottish culture into the past while drawing a mist over harsher realities." "Kenneth McNeil invokes recent work in postcolonial studies to show how British writers of the Romantic period were actually shaping a more complex national and imperial consciousness. He discusses canonical works - the works of James Macpherson and Sir Walter Scott - and noncanonical and nonliterary works - particularly in the fields of historiography, anthropology, and sociology. This book calls for a rethinking of the "romanticization" of the Highlands and shows that Scottish writing on the Highlands reflects the unique circumstances of a culture simultaneously feeling the weight of imperial "anglobalization" while playing a vital role in its inception."--BOOK JACKET.

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Native Tongue Ossian National Origins and the Problem of Translation
25
Rob Roy and the Kings Visit Modernity and the NationasTribe
51
Britains Imperial Man Walter Scott David Stewart and Highland Masculinity
83
Petticoated Devils Highland Soldiers Martial Races and the Indian Mutiny
117
Not Absolutely a Native nor Entirely a Stranger Anne Grant Queen Victoria and the Highland Travelogue
146

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Kenneth McNeil is associate professor of English at Eastern Connecticut State University.

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