Towards the Edinburgh Edition of Walter Scott's Poetry

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Abstract

In spite of a recent re-evaluation of Scott's work there is no scholarly edition of his poetry. This is a crucial lack that distorts our understanding of the nature of poetry in the Romantic period. However, such a scholarly edition in ten volumes is under preparation at the University of Aberdeen under the guidance of those who produced the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels. My article examines the questions that have been explored in order to develop a methodology for editing Scott's poetry, the ways in which its creative evolution differs from that of his fiction, and outlines some of the discoveries that have been made along the way.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWalter Scott
Subtitle of host publicationNew Interpretations
EditorsSusan Oliver
PublisherModern Humanities Research Association
Pages127-142
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-1-781882-93-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2017

Publication series

NameYearbook of English Studies
PublisherMHRA
Number1
Volume47
ISSN (Print)0306-2473
ISSN (Electronic)2222-4289

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Sir Walter Scott
Poetry
Edinburgh
Scholarly Edition
Guidance
Waverley
Evaluation
Fiction
Aberdeen
Methodology
Editing
Romantic Period
Novel

Keywords

  • Walter Scott
  • Poetry

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Lumsden, A. (2017). Towards the Edinburgh Edition of Walter Scott's Poetry. In S. Oliver (Ed.), Walter Scott: New Interpretations (pp. 127-142). (Yearbook of English Studies; Vol. 47, No. 1). Modern Humanities Research Association. https://doi.org/10.5699/yearenglstud.47.2017.0127

Towards the Edinburgh Edition of Walter Scott's Poetry. / Lumsden, Alison.

Walter Scott: New Interpretations. ed. / Susan Oliver. Modern Humanities Research Association, 2017. p. 127-142 (Yearbook of English Studies; Vol. 47, No. 1).

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Lumsden, A 2017, Towards the Edinburgh Edition of Walter Scott's Poetry. in S Oliver (ed.), Walter Scott: New Interpretations. Yearbook of English Studies, no. 1, vol. 47, Modern Humanities Research Association, pp. 127-142. https://doi.org/10.5699/yearenglstud.47.2017.0127
Lumsden A. Towards the Edinburgh Edition of Walter Scott's Poetry. In Oliver S, editor, Walter Scott: New Interpretations. Modern Humanities Research Association. 2017. p. 127-142. (Yearbook of English Studies; 1). https://doi.org/10.5699/yearenglstud.47.2017.0127
Lumsden, Alison. / Towards the Edinburgh Edition of Walter Scott's Poetry. Walter Scott: New Interpretations. editor / Susan Oliver. Modern Humanities Research Association, 2017. pp. 127-142 (Yearbook of English Studies; 1).
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