In much recent Scottish literature, writing about islands is often framed both as a form of cultural critique and a way to question ideas of community. Depictions of Scottish island in mid-twentieth-century poetry and fiction often frame islands simultaneously as places of mythic renewal and necessary exile. More recent writers, including Christine De Luca, Angus Peter Campbell, Jen Hadfield, and J.O. Morgan, use this opposition to portray island communities as ever-shifting networks of individual relations.
|Title of host publication||Community in Modern Scottish Literature|
|Place of Publication||Leiden|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 12 May 2016|
|Name||SCROLL: Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature|
- Iain Crichton Smith
- J.O. Morgan
- Christine De Luca
- Charles Avery
- Angus Peter Campbell
- Jen Hadfield
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- School of Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture, English - Personal Chair
- WORD Centre for Creative Writing