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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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    The International Companion to John Galt

    John Galt (1779-1839) was a contemporary of Sir Walter Scott and Jane Austen, and a friend and biographer of Lord Byron. This INTERNATIONAL COMPANION examines Galt's writings in the social, economic, and religious contexts of their time.

    The International Companion to Lewis Grassic Gibbon

    Lewis Grassic Gibbon is one of the most important Scottish writers of the early twentieth century. This book gives a comprehensive overview of Gibbon's writing, placing him in the broader context of the social, political, and literary developments of his time, and provides readers with a comprehensive general introduction to his life and work.

    The International Companion to Scottish Literature 1400-1650

    This International Companion traces the impact of the huge changes between 1400 and 1650, in court, culture, and religion, on Scotland's literatures, and provides a comprehensive overview to the major cultural developments of this turbulent age.

    The International Companion to Scottish Poetry

    A range of leading international scholars provide the reader with a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the extraordinary richness and diversity of Scotland's poetry, from early medieval texts to contemporary writers, examining English, Gaelic, Latin and Scots verse.

    The Land of Story-Books: Scottish Children's Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century

    As well as examining much-loved authors of the long nineteenth century such as Stevenson, Barrie, and MacDonald, these twenty essays explore the neglected role of women writers in shaping the inheritance of Scottish children's literature, the significant contribution of Gaelic writers, and the influence of folklore and tradition.

    The Poetry of Sorley MacLean

    Emma Dymock's SCOTNOTE study guide offers a detailed study of Sorely MacLean's poetry. It also includes close readings of selected poems that best represent his key themes and ideas. This Scotnote is ideal for senior school pupils and students of all ages as a general introduction or as a starting point for more in-depth study.

    The Rooftop Busker

    The Rooftop Busker: New Writing Scotland 33 is the latest collection of excellent contemporary literature, drawn from a wide cross-section of Scottish culture and society, and includes new work from fifty-two authors - some award-winning and internationally renowned, and some just beginning their careers.

    The Space of Fiction: Voices from Scotland in a Post-Devolution Age

    The Space of Fiction shows how contemporary Scottish novelists illuminate a post-national, cosmopolitan, multicultural and even globalised Scotland. Professor Pittin-Hedon explores their notions of space and place, and questions the impact of fiction on the nature of identity.

    Traditional Tales

    A selection of folk stories steeped in the traditions and popular literature of southern Scotland and northern England. Originally published in 1822, Cunningham's Traditional Tales form an essential part of folkloric history, as well as being fascinating stories in their own right.

    Association for Scottish Literary Studies