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    Association for Scottish Literary Studies

    ASLS is based in the University of Glasgow and promotes the study, teaching and writing of Scotland's literatures and languages, past and present.

    We publish scholarly journals and literary criticism; new editions of classic works of Scottish literature; companions and study guides; and - with the support of Creative Scotland - New Writing Scotland, an annual anthology of the best new short fiction and poetry in Scotland today, in English, Gaelic and Scots. We also publish the free ezine The Bottle Imp.

    Each year, ASLS holds annual conferences on Scottish writers in such diverse locations as Glasgow, Kirkwall, Edinburgh and Skye. We also hold annual conferences on Scottish literature and languages in the classroom. These schools conferences are suitable for CPD (Continuous Professional Development), and attract teachers from across Scotland.

    Along with other Scottish literary organisations, and with the support of the Scottish Government, ASLS campaigns for a greater appreciation, at home and abroad, of Scotland's literary culture.

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    Ena Lamont Stewart's Men Should Weep

    This study guide examines the roles of the individual characters in the play, and outlines the major themes in an approachable and accessible way. It also explores issues of set, dramatic technique and staging. This guide is suitable for senior school pupils and students at all levels.

    Eric Linklater's Private Angelo and the Dark of Summer

    Christopher Nicol's SCOTNOTE study guide examines two of Linklater's novels, Private Angelo and The Dark of Summer. The social, cultural and political backgrounds of each novel are discussed and contrasted. This guide is suitable for senior school pupils and students at all levels.

    From the Line: Scottish War Poetry 1914-1945

    From the Line brings together the best of Scotland's poetry from the two World Wars: 138 poems, from fifty-six poets, are represented here; poetry from both men and women, from battlefields across the world and from the Home Front, too.

    Gael and Lowlander in Scottish Literature: Cross-Currents in Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century

    The nineteenth century saw the romanticisation of the Highlander, the rise of tartanry and the emergence of the modern Scottish tourist industry. This volume examines the literary culture of Scotland - Highland and Lowland - during this transformational period, and explore its interactions and intersections.

    Gateway to the Modern: Resituating J. M. Barrie

    As well as being the author of Peter Pan, J. M. Barrie was a hugely successful novelist and playwright. Gateway to the Modern is a collection of essays examining the extraordinary range of his literary achievement. What emerges is a significant writer, fully immersed in the literary and intellectual culture of his day.

    Janice Galloway's The Trick is to Keep Breathing: (Scotnotes Study Guides)

    The SCOTNOTES booklets are a series of study guides to major Scottish writers and texts. The individual authors are not only experts on a particular writer or text but also experienced in teaching in schools or colleges. This title covers Janice Galloway's novel The Trick is to Keep Breathing.

    John Galt's Annals of the Parish and The Provost: (Scotnotes Study Guides)

    John Galt (1779-1839) was a contemporary of Walter Scott, Jane Austen, and Lord Byron. His writings are full of acute observation, penetrating psychological insight, rich Scots language and much humour. This SCOTNOTE examines two novels by Galt, which chronicle the changes in Scottish society in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

    Literary Tourism, the Trossachs and Walter Scott

    Exploring the potent appeal that links books, places, authors and readers, these essays examine tourism in the Trossachs both before and after 1810. It considers how Sir Walter's writings responded to the landscape, history and literature of the region, and traces his impact on the tourists, authors and artists who thronged in his wake.

    Association for Scottish Literary Studies