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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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    Scottish and International Modernisms: Relationships and Reconfigurations

    This collection of essays, from fourteen scholars, illustrates the strongly international and modernist dimension of Scotland's interwar revival, and illuminates the relationships between Scottish and non-Scottish writers and contexts. It also includes two chapters on the contribution made to this revival by Scottish visual art and music.

    Scottish War Poetry 1914-1945: (Scotnotes Study Guides)

    This SCOTNOTE Study Guide explores the responses of Scottish poets to the First and Second World Wars, from the sometimes jingoistic optimism of the early days of 1914, to the horrors of the trenches, to the massed and mechanised brutalities of total war - not forgetting, too, the experiences on the Home Front and the traumas of memory.

    She Said He Said I Said: New Writing Scotland 35

    New Writing Scotland publishes poetry and prose from both emerging and established writers. She Said He Said I Said is the latest annual collection of excellent contemporary literature, drawn from a wide cross-section of Scottish culture and society. `The annual finger on the pulse of the literary nation.'-The Herald

    Songs of Other Places

    New Writing Scotland is the principal forum for poetry and short fiction in Scotland today. Every year it publishes the very best from both emerging and established writers, and lists many of the leading literary lights of Scotland among its past (and present) contributors.

    Sue Glover's Bondagers and the Straw Chair

    John Hodgart's SCOTNOTE study guide examines two of Sue Glover's plays: Bondagers and The Straw Chair. Issues of set and staging are explored as well as the historical backgrounds and themes of the plays. This guide is suitable for senior school pupils and students at all levels.

    Taking Liberties: Scottish Literature and Expressions of Freedom

    The notion of "freedom" has long been associated with a number of perceptions deemed fundamental to an understanding of Scotland and the Scots, and key Scottish texts have the concept of liberty at their core. These essays examine the question of "freedom", its representations and its interpretations within the literatures of Scotland.

    Talking About Lobsters

    Talking About Lobsters: New Writing Scotland 34 is a collection of excellent contemporary literature, drawn from a wide cross-section of Scottish culture and society, and includes new work from more than fifty authors - some award-winning and internationally renowned, and some just beginning their careers.

    The Flight of the Turtle


    The Gaelic Poetry of Derick Thomson: (Scotnotes Study Guides)

    Petra Johana Poncarova's SCOTNOTE examines Derick Thomson's life and work, and his historical, political, cultural and personal influences. It is an ideal introduction for senior school pupils and students of all ages.

    Association for Scottish Literary Studies