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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 Gaelic Poetry of Derick Thomson: (Scotnotes Study Guides)

    £5.95
    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.

    The International Companion to Edwin Morgan

    £19.95
    Edwin Morgan (1920-2010) is one of the giants of modern poetry. He produced an astonishing range of work, from the playful to the profound. This book guides the reader along Morgan's astonishing, multi-faceted trajectory through space and time, and provides students with an essential and accessible general introduction to his life and work.

    The International Companion to James Macpherson and the Poems of Ossian

    £19.95
    This International Companion examines the social, political and philosophical context of Macpherson's "poems of Ossian", their disputed origins, their impact on world literature, and the various critical afterlives of Macpherson and his creations.

    The International Companion to John Galt

    £19.95
    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

    £19.95
    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

    £19.95
    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

    £19.95
    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

    £22.95
    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 Edwin Morgan

    £5.95
    James McGonigal's new Second Edition of this SCOTNOTE covers the entirety of Morgan's work throughout his long and hugely productive life, and is an ideal guide for senior school pupils and students to Morgan's overflowing creativity.

    Association for Scottish Literary Studies