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Articles and Chapters on Sir Walter Scott Published in 2000

An Annotated Bibliography

Andermatt, Michael. '”Engelland” als Metapher: Walter Scott, Augustin Thierry und das mittelalterliche England in Conrad Ferdinand Meyers Novelle Der Heilige', in The Novel in Anglo-German Context: Cultural Cross-Currents and Affinities: Papers from the Conference Held at the University of Leeds from 15 to 17 September 1997, ed. Susanne Stark (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2000), pp. 195-211.

Examines Scott's role in prompting the Swiss writer Conrad Ferdinand Meyer to write a novella Der Heilige (1879) about Thomas à Becket and medieval England.

Austin, Carolyn F. ‘Home and Nation in The Heart of Midlothian', Studies in English Literature, 40 (2000), 621-34.

Argues that the much-criticized fourth volume of The Heart of Midlothian covertly challenges both the politics of patronage and the ideology of feminine domestic isolation.

Barczewski, Stephanie L. '"Our fathers were of Saxon race": Robin Hood, King Arthur, and the Rise of Anglo-Saxon Racialism', in Myth and National Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Legends of King Arthur and Robin Hood (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000), pp. 125-61.

Includes a discussion of Ivanhoe (pp. 129-31).

Beesemyer, Irene Basey. '"The Vision of Enchantment's Past": Walter Scott Rescripts the Revolution in Marmion', Scottish Studies Review, 1 (2000), 63-77.

Argues that Scott's attempts to reformulate a value system dismantled by the French Revolution draw on the values of medieval Catholicism and elevate brotherhood to a sacrament implemented through the process of storytelling and sacralized vocabulary.

Bell, Barbara, and John Ramage. ‘Meg Dods: Before the Curtain’, International Journal of Scottish Theatre, 1.2 (2000).

Explores the relationship between two manuscript versions of an 'Address' written by Scott for the actor Charles Mackay to deliver in character as Meg Dods, the formidable landlady in St. Ronan’s Well.

Berton, Jean. 'La Violence: ingrédient fondamental de la conception des romans historiques celto-saxons', in Regards populaires sur la violence, ed. Mireille Piarotas (Saint-Étienne: Publications de l'Université de Saint-Étienne.

Comparative study of the function of violence in Scott's The Fair Maid of Perth, Stevenson's Catriona and Melvyn Bragg's Credo; pagination unknown.

Berton, Jean. 'Waverley pastiché!: étude de Allan Cameron de J. Pagnon & A. Callet’, Études écossaises, 6 (1999-2000), 159-71.

On the 1841 novel Allan Cameron by Javelin Pagnon and Auguste Callet which was initially presented as a translation of a recently discovered manuscript by Scott. For Berton, the novel (set in 1651 as Charles II seeks to regain his father's throne) occupies a midpoint between forgery and pastiche.

Bold, Valentina. '"Nouther right spelled nor right setten down": Scott, Child and the Hogg Family Ballads', in The Ballad in Scottish History, ed. Edward J. Cowan (East Linton: Tuckwell, 2000), pp.116-41.

Examines whether Hogg was right in Familiar Anecdotes of Sir Walter Scott (1834) to criticize the treatment of the Hogg family ballads in Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border.

Brown, Iain Gordon. ‘Collecting Scott for Scotland, 1850-2000’, The Book Collector, 49 (2000), 502-34.

Describes the collection of Scott papers held by the National Library of Scotland.

Burgess, Miranda J. ‘Bastard Romance: Scott, Hazlitt, and the Ends of Legitimacy’, in British Fiction and the Production of Social Order, 1740-1830 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp. 186-234.

Argues that Scott's later romances, especially The Bride of Lammermoor and St. Ronan's Well, provisionally remedy an ideological problem, a legitimation crisis unresolved since the 1790s. A new model of legitimacy brings conservative historical ideologies of nation and family together with a liberal end to political history, uniting them in an endless economic and political modernity made possible by romance.

Burke, John J., Jr. ‘The Homoerotic Subtext in Scott's The Fortunes of Nigel: The Question of Evidence’, CLIO, 29 (2000), 295-323.

Argues that in The Fortunes of Nigel Scott consciously made homosexual inclinations and behaviour central to his representation of James I and VI and of his court in England.

Cannizzo, Jeanne. ‘Monumental Images: Scott and the Creation of Scotland’, in Heritage and Museums: Shaping National Identity, ed. J. M. Fladmark (Shaftesbury: Donhead, 2000), pp. 173-82.

Argues that paintings of veterans of Culloden by Sir David Wilkie and Colvin Smith embody the reconciliation between past and present sought by Scott and look towards a future in which it would be possible to be simultaneously a Highlander, a Scot, and a Briton.

Chow, C. S. ‘The Unheard Narrative: Sir Walter Scott and the Exclusion of Cultural Evidence from Self-Defense Claims’, University of Chicago Law School Roundtable, 7 (2000), 295-324.

Suggests that in 'The Two Drovers', where the judge excludes cultural evidence in support of a claim of self-defence to a charge of murder, Scott raises questions relevant to contemporary U.S. courts when confronting violations of U.S. Law by recent immigrants whose cultural expectations are vastly different from those upon which American law is based. Argues that both in Scott and in contemporary America, the judge's use of his/her narrative authority to exclude cultural evidence based on irrelevance or lack of objective reasonableness may in fact be a normatively-based decision which reduces objectivity in legal decision-making.

Christensen, Jerome. 'Clerical Liberalism: Walter Scott's World Picture', in Romanticism at the End of History (Baltimore, MD.; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2000), pp. 153-75.

Argues that the historical significance of Waverley lies in its production of a 'world picture' (in Heidegger's terms), in which Scott 'moots the monarchical problematic of sovereign cause and subject effect in favor of the liberal idiom of presupposition and belief'.

Couégnas, Daniel. 'Ivanhoe et Les Chouans: lecture des dénouements de deux romans historiques', in Le Roman historique: récit et histoire, ed. Daniel Couégnas and Dominique Peyrache-Leborgne (Nantes: Editions Pleins Feux, 2000), pp. 156-77.

Compares the dénouements of Ivanhoe and Balzac's 1829 novel Les Chouans.

Cox, Philip. 'Adapting the National Myth: Stage Versions of Scott's Ivanhoe', in Reading Adaptations: Novels and Verse Narratives on the Stage, 1790-1840 (Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press, 2000), pp. 77-120.

Argues that theatrical adaptations of Ivanhoe problematize many of the notions of heroic behaviour found in Scott's novel and foreground those aspects of the original (particularly concerning the presentation of Isaac and Rebecca) which implicitly bring into question its apparently simple celebration of national and cultural unity.

Cox, Philip. '"Another and the same": Repetition and Representation in Adaptations of Scott's The Lady of the Lake', in Reading Adaptations: Novels and Verse Narratives on the Stage, 1790-1840 (Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press, 2000), pp. 44-76.

Begins by considering the vociferous critical debate sparked by the success of Scott's The Lady of the Lake, which led to an important reassessment of the criteria used to determine literary value and to a tentative and largely implicit series of distinctions between 'high' and 'low' culture. Goes on to review a number of adaptations of the poem and to describe how generic reformulation of the narrative suggests different and competing ways of representing notions of the individual in the early nineteenth century.

Cronin, Richard. ‘Walter Scott and Anti-Gallican Minstrelsy’, in The Politics of Romantic Poetry: In Search of the Pure Commonwealth (Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000), pp. 92-109.

Argues that war with France prompted Scott in The Lay of the Last Minstrel and Marmion to develop a rhetoric in which difference, the difference pre-eminently between the Scots and the English, could be celebrated as the ground of a higher unity. This chapter reworks an identically titled article in ELH, 66 (1999).

Daly, Kirsten.'“Return no more!”: Highland Emigration and Romantic Nostalgia', Literature and History, 9.1 (2000), 24-42.

Explores the relationship between nostalgia and Highland emigration in two rhetorically suggestive poems, known and admired by Scott: Anne Grant’s ‘The Highlanders’ (1802) and James Grahame’s The Sabbath (1804).

Daniell, David. 'Walter Scott, Julius Caesar, Flambard and Prince Anatole: JB at Elsfield, 1932', John Buchan Journal, 22 (2000), 2-17.

Discusses John Buchan's 1932 biography of Scott, which Daniell considers Buchan's finest work.

D'Arcy, Julian Meldon. 'Wilkie Collins and Scotland', in Terranglian Territories: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Literature of Region and Nation, ed. Susanne Hagemann (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2000), pp. 187-96.

Includes a discussion of Wilkie Collins's lifelong passion for Scott, 'the Prince, King, Emperor, God Almighty of novelists'. Underlines the significance of his 1842 tour of Scotland in the company of his artist father William Collins who had been commissioned to illustrate an edition of the Waverley Novels (and who had personally known Scott), Finally detects echoes of Scott in a number of Collins's works.

Dolinin, Alexander. 'Swerving from Walter Scott: The Captain's Daughter as a Metahistorical Novel', Elementa, 4 (2000), 313-29.

Considers the influence of Scott on Pushkin's 1836 novel Kapitanskaia dochka (The Captain's Daughter).

Duncan, Ian. 'Walter Scott, James Hogg and Scottish Gothic’, in A Companion to the Gothic, ed. David Punter (Oxford; Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2000), pp. 70-80.

Places Scott's verse and fiction within a Scottish Gothic tradition which associates the national with the uncanny or supernatural, with particular reference to The Lay of the Last Minstrel and Waverley.

Dürr, Walther. 'Übersetzungen vertonter und Vertonungen übersetzter Texte: Mozarts La finta gardiniera und Schuberts Lieder aus Walter Scotts Fräulein vom See', Editio, 13 (2000), 41-54.

On Schubert's song-settings from The Lady of the Lake.

Dyer, Gary. ‘Irresolute Ravishers and the Sexual Economy of Chivalry in the Romantic Novel’, Nineteenth-Century Literature, 55 (2000), 340-68.

Examines the different ways in which Ivanhoe and James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans (1826) deal with the contradictions attendant on the contemporary ideology of ‘chivalry’. In each 'chivalry' fails to protect women as it is not disinterested but dependent on sexual desire.

Feibel, Juliet. ‘Highland Histories: Jacobitism and Second Sight’, CLIO, 30.1 (2000), 51-77.

Discusses Waverley to illustrate an argument that eighteenth-century discourse on second sight was highly politicized, persistently linking second sight and Jacobitism through a process of cultural association.

Feibel, Juliet. ‘Vortigern, Rowena, and the Ancient Britons: Historical Art and the Anglicization of National Origin’, Eighteenth-Century Life, 24.1 (2000), 1-21.

This essay presents Ivanhoe as the culmination of a process whereby the Welsh legend of Rowena and Vortigern, which originally asserted the primacy of the Welsh people and mourned the loss of their birthright to the Saxon conqueror, evolved into an English national foundation myth.

Gamer, Michael. '‘”To Foist Thy Stale Romance”: Scott, Antiquarianism, and Authorship', in Romanticism and the Gothic: Genre, Reception, and Canon Formation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp. 163-200.

Examines Scott's attempts in Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Marmion, Rokeby, and The Doom of Devorgoil to transform himself from disciple of Matthew 'Monk' Lewis to antiquarian scholar and national bard.

Garbin, Lidia. ‘Literary Giants and Black Dwarfs’, Scottish Studies Review, 1 (2000), 78-93.

Reads The Black Dwarf as the 'intentional representation of a Timon-like personality endowed with a Byronic and, possibly, Scottian awareness of physical deformity'.

Garbin, Lidia. ‘Mary Shelley and Walter Scott: The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck and the Historical Novel’, in Mary Shelley's Fictions, ed. Michael Eberle-Sinatra (Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000), pp. 150-63.

Discusses the influence of Scott on Shelley's historical novel The Fortunes of Perkin Warbeck (1830).

Geppert, Hans Vilmar. ‘Ein Feld von Differenzierungen: zur kritisch-produktiven Scott-Rezeption von Arnim bis Fontane’, in Beiträge zur Rezeption der britischen und irischen Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts im deutschsprachigen Raum, ed. Norbert Bachleitner (Amsterdam; Atlanta, GA: Rodopi, 2000), pp. 479-500.

Surveys the critical and creative reception of Scott's work in the German-speaking world throughout the nineteenth century.

Hasubek, Peter. ‘Das Geheimnis des schwarzen Ritters oder Scott und Immermann’, in The Novel in Anglo-German Context: Cultural Cross-Currents and Affinities: Papers from the Conference Held at the University of Leeds from 15 to 17 September 1997, ed. Susanne Stark (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2000), pp. 117-28.

Both in the preface to his translation of Ivanhoe (1826) and in the translation itself, Karl Immermann displays a critical attitude to Scott's model of historical fiction. In his own novel Epigonen (1836) he uses motifs from Ivanhoe both to criticize Scott's methods and to satirize the 19th-century German aristocracy.

Henriques, Ana Lucia de Souza. 'Língua, literatura e poder', Revista da Fundação Educacional Rosemar Pimentel, 3.3 (2000), 46-55.

Brazilian article comparing the use of vernacular Scots in Scott's Waverley and Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting (1993) within their respective historical contexts.

Henriques, Ana Lucia de Souza. 'Literatura e identidade nacional lingüística: Walter Scott e Irvine Welsh', Revista do GELNE, 2.1 (2000), 184-86.

Brief Brazilian article comparing the use of Scots as a literary medium in Scott's The Antiquary and Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy (1996). Scott is characterized as a writer who maintains that Scottish traditions and national identity can be preserved within the United Kingdom, while Welsh is seen as representative of a new school of Scottish writing, fighting, with the pen, for Scotland's political autonomy.

Henriques, Ana Lucia de Souza. 'A questão da identidade nacional lingüística em Walter Scott e Irvine Welsh', in VII Congresso Internacional da ABRALIC: Terras e gentes (Salvador: EDUFBA, 2000)

Chapter on the question of linguistic national identity in Scott and Irvine Welsh, originally given as a paper at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Comparative Literature Association (Associação Brasileira de Literatura Comparada). Pagination unknown.

Hull, Anthony. 'Walter Scott and Medievalism', in English Romanticism (London: Minerva, 2000), pp. 109-23.

On the treatment of medieval Christianity, knighthood, and chivalry in The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Ivanhoe, The Monastery, The Abbot, and The Talisman.

Irvine, Robert P. 'Enlightenment, Agency and Romance: The Case of Scott's Guy Mannering', Journal of Narrative Theory, 30.1 (2000), 29-54.

Explores the role of romance plot-structure in its relation to Scott's realist project, taking romance to be not simply an extra-realistic principle but historical realism's opposite and antidote.

Jackson, Richard D. 'A Case of Palsy', Scottish Literary Journal, 27 (2000), 9-21.

On conflicting accounts of the cerebral seizure suffered by Scott on 15 February 1830. Suggests that it may have been a transient ischaemic attack (TIA).

Jackson, Richard D. 'George Crabbe and Scott's Saint Ronan's Well', Scott Newsletter, 36 (2000), 7-23.

On Scott's debt to Crabbe in St Ronan's Well and other novels.

Jackson, Richard D. 'Scott, Melrose and Saint Ronan's Well', Scott Newsletter, 37 (2000), 8-23.

Suggests that Melrose may have been a model, as much as Innerleithen, for Scott's St. Ronan, and discusses the possibility that the tale of 'dark domestic guilt' which inspired Scott's novel may have involved two inhabitants of Darnick by Melrose, Helen and Elizabeth Milne.

Jones, Catherine A. ‘Hawthorne's Scotland: Memory and Imagination’, Symbiosis, 4, 133-51.

Charts Scott's influence on Hawthorne's shorter fiction, arguing that Hawthorne rejects Scott's faith in folk-memory and in the reality of a communal past.

Jones, Catherine A. ‘Scott's The Heart of Midlothian and the Disordered Memory’, in Memory and Memorials, 1789-1914: Literary and Cultural Perspectives, ed. Matthew Campbell, Jacqueline M. Labbé, and Sally Shuttleworth (London; New York: Ashgate, 2000), pp. 30-45.

Argues that the plot of The Heart of Mid-Lothian depends on the precarious witness of Madge Wildfire's disordered mind. Pitting competing eighteenth-century ideas of memory and imagination against each other, Scott ultimately vindicates the wayward workings of the imagination in opposition to the precepts of Scottish Common Sense philosophy.

Jones, Steven E. 'Satiric Performance in The Black Dwarf', in Satire and Romanticism (New York, NY.: St Martin’s Press, 2000), pp. 71-110.

Considers how far Thomas J. Wooler's satirical weekly The Black Dwarf (1817-24) may have been inspired by Scott's novel of the same name.

Lackey, Lionel. '”Nigel” and “Peveril”: Scott and Gender Roles', English Language Notes, 37.3 (2000), 36-46.

Examines how in both The Fortunes of Nigel and Peveril of the Peak young feudal aristocrats are forced to accept the aid of talented and experienced women of whose powers they have no inkling. Both novels question the value of masculine combat and control and posit the increasing importance in the modern world of virtues traditionally considered feminine.

Laplace, Philippe. ‘L'Institution du corpus imaginaire gaélique dans la littérature écossaise: MacPherson [sic] et Scott, entre idéologie et synecdoque culturelle’, Études écossaises, 6 (1999-2000), 129-45.

Examines the 'cultural synecdoche' by which a part of Scotland, the Highlands, came to stand for the whole. First emerging in the work of James 'Ossian' Macpherson, the synecdoche is granted official status by Scott through the novel Waverley, his involvement in the Celtic Society, and his organization of George IV's Edinburgh visit of 1822. Also examines the mixture of scorn and fascination in Scott's reception of Ossian.

Lepaludier, Laurent. 'La Metáphore filée métatextuelle et le détours de la connaissance: analyse d'un cas dans Waverley de Walter Scott', La Licorne, 54 (2000), 263-70.

Lincoln, Andrew. ‘Conciliation, Resistance and the Unspeakable in The Heart of Mid-Lothian’, Philological Quarterly, 79 (2000), 69-90.

Argues that in the steadfast refusal of the Covenanters to accept the necessity of betrayal in The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Scott could find an admirable model of resistance, but one at odds with his own conciliatory stance. The undeclared project of the novel might be described as an attempt to bridge the gulf between conscientious resistance and polite acquiescence.

Maciulewicz, Joanna. ‘Scott’s Hi/story Telling: A Postmodern Reading of Kenilworth’, Studia Anglica Posnaniensia, 35 (2000), 285-91.

Demonstrates that Walter Scott’s Kenilworth combines two literary traditions: realist and self-conscious. Not only does the novel recreate the world of Elizabethan England but it also provides a metahistorical commentary on the process of recreation itself.

Magnusson, Magnus. ‘Sir Walter Scott: “The Wizard of the North”’, in Scotland: The Story of a Nation (New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000), pp. 632-62.

This volume emerged from a BBC Radio Scotland series (1998) which used Scott’s Tales of a Grandfather as a framework. The biographical chapter on Scott himself places particular emphasis on his debt to the Enlightenment, the building of Abbotsford, the discovery of the Regalia of Scotland (1818), George IV’s visit to Scotland (1822), and the financial crash of 1825-26. Identifies Redgauntlet as Scott’s masterpiece, a ‘much more powerful and profound “Jacobite” novel’ than Waverley.

Maillard, Michel. ‘Distance, écart, rupture dans Waverley’, Études écossaises, 6 (1999-2000), 147-57.

Argues that the themes of spatial and temporal distance and rupture which underlie the Waverley Novels, and especially Waverley itself, present a challenge to the Lukácsian notion of a 'classic form' of the historical novel where a Hegelian dialectic leads to synthesis..

Martin, W. R., and Warren U. Ober. 'Alice Munro's "Hold Me Fast, Don't Let Me Pass" and "Tam Lin"', ANQ, 13.3 (2000), 44-48.

Discusses parallels between Alice Munro's short story and the ballad 'Tam Lin'. Several stanzas are quoted by Munro, generally from Scott's transcription in Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border.

Matteo, Chris Ann. ‘Le Grand Jeu and the Great Game: The Politics of Play in Walter Scott's Waverley and Rudyard Kipling's Kim’, JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, 30 (2000), 163-86.

Argues that in both novels the Great Game functions as a metaphoric code word for the relationship between England and her annexed colonies.

Maxwell, Richard. ‘Pretenders in Sanctuary’, Modern Language Quarterly, 61 (2000), 287-358.

Discusses Waverley and Redgauntlet as part of an argument that the narrative of pretenders in sanctuary lies at the heart of the historical novel as a genre. The affinity between royal ambition and asylum produces foundational insights -- not only about pretenders but also about relations between history and fiction in a world of emerging mass-democratic movements. (These ideas are further explored in Richard Maxwell's The Historical Novel in Europe, 1650-1950 (2009).)

McCracken-Flesher, Caroline. 'Dead Letter? A Walter Scott Manuscript at the University of Wyoming', Scott Newsletter, 37 (2000), 2-8.

On a letter from Scott to Jane Porter, dated 6 October 1831.

McCracken-Flesher, Caroline. ‘The Fourth Peril of James Hogg: Walter Scott and the Demonology of Minstrelsy’, Studies in Hogg and his World, 11 (2000), 39-55.

Reads Hogg's The Three Perils of Man, as a riposte and 'prequel' to The Lay of the Last Minstrel and the Wizard Michael Scott's role in the novel as a coded commentary on Scott, the 'Wizard of the North'.

McGann, Jerome J. 'Reading Fiction/Teaching Fiction: A Pedagogical Experiment', Pedagogy, 1 (2000), 143-65.

An interpretation of a pedagogical experiment designed to address undergraduate problems with the critical reading of classic novels and related postgraduate difficulties with teaching them. The novels used were Scott's The Bride of Lammermoor and Nathaniel West's Day of the Locust. This article was written in collaboration with John Griffith, Jennifer Kremer, Rebecca L. Kroeger, Brooks Moriarty, Jason Pikler, Bennett Simpson, and Kate Stephenson.

McIntosh-Varjabédian, Fiona. 'Cadres narratifs et préfaces scottiens: l’H/histoire dans les Waverley Novels', in Le Roman historique: récit et histoire, ed. Daniel Couégnas and Dominique Peyrache-Leborgne (Nantes: Editions Pleins Feux, 2000), pp. 96-108.

On Scott's narrative framing devices and prefaces.

McLeman-Carnie, Janette. ‘Alfred de Vigny à Abbotsford: un bijou dans la brume d'Écosse’, Bulletin des Amis d’Alfred de Vigny, 29 (2000), 67-76.

Describes Vigny's meeting with Scott in Paris, 1826, during which he presented Scott with a copy of his novel Cinq-Mars (1826), and discusses the provenance of a second work by Vigny, Poèmes (1822), in the Abbotsford Library.

McLeman-Carnie, Janette. ‘Sir Walter Scott and the French Press: Paris 1826’, Scottish Tradition, 25 (2000), 26-52.

Surveys French press coverage of Scott's visit to Paris in 1826 in order to research The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte and discusses his French literary reputation in the years leading up to 1826.

McOwan, Rennie. ‘A Prospect of Perth’, Scots Magazine, 153 (2000), 388-92.

On Scott's 'ridgy eminence', a viewpoint on the Wallace Road from which Scott first glimpsed Perth and which is depicted in The Fair Maid of Perth.

Meyer, Stephen. 'Marschner's Villains, Monomania, and the Fantasy of Deviance', Cambridge Opera Journal, 12 (2000), 109-34.

Among other characters, analyses Bois-Guilbert in Der Templer und die Jüdin (1829), an operatic adaptation of Ivanhoe, which, like other Marschner operas, foregrounds the inner life of the villain. Studies Marschner's villains against the background of early nineteenth-century pathology, and particularly the syndrome of 'monomania'. Marschner's music, which partially 'heroicizes' the villains in keeping with the contemporary rise of the sympathetic villain, parallels efforts to redefine the nature of madness.

Millgate, Jane. ‘The Early Publication History of Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border’, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 94 (2000), 551-64.

Examines newly discovered correspondence between Scott and his publishers Cadell & Davies and Longman & Rees.

Monnickendam, Andrew. ‘The Odd Couple: Christian Isobel Johnstone's Reviews of Maria Edgeworth and Walter Scott’, Scottish Literary Journal, 27 (2000), 22-38.

On articles by the Scottish novelist Christian Isobel Johnstone in Tait's Edinburgh Magazine and The Schoolmaster and Edinburgh Weekly Magazine (both 1832).

Morillo, John, and Wade Newhouse. ‘History, Romance, and the Sublime Sound of Truth in Ivanhoe’, Studies in the Novel, 32 (2000), 267-95.

Argues that allusions to contemporary history in Ivanhoe help to generate a debate over the discursive powers of history versus romance, and the rhetorical problems of decorum within each choice of discourse. They also intimate a political justification for Scott's narrative choices that is directly tied to this novel's philosophical meditation on the grounds of truth in language.

Mortensen, Peter. ‘The Descent of Odin: Wordsworth, Scott and Southey among the Norsemen’, Romanticism, 6 (2000), 211-33.

Argues that of all British Romantics, Scott showed the keenest interest in Old Norse literature, incorporating its heroes and legends into his fiction (The Pirate, Ivanhoe) and poetry (The Lay of the Last Minstrel) and producing works of scholarship ('Abstract of the Eyrbyggja Saga'). Mortensen's argument that Harold the Dauntless is Scott's most significant treatment of Nordic themes, reversing earlier literary value judgements on Nordic heroism, is developed in his British Romanticism and Continental Influences (2004).

Nash, Andrew. ‘Understanding the Land in Scot(t)land’, in Terranglian Territories: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Literature of Region and Nation, ed. Susanne Hagemann (Frankfurt am Main; Oxford: Peter Lang, 2000), pp.631-40.

Charts the construction of Scotland as 'Scottland' in the Victorian period when the impact of forms of visual media and the development of mass tourism first effectively permitted the international marketing of an image of Scotland.

Neuhaus, Stefan. ‘"Sechsunddreissig Könige für einen Regenschirm": Heinrich Heines produktive Rezeption britischer Literatur', in Beiträge zur Rezeption der britischen und irischen Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts im deutschsprachigen Raum, ed. Norbert Bachleitner (Amsterdam; Atlanta, GA: Rodopi, 2000), pp. 409-42.

Heine is often regarded as virulently antagonistic to Scott on the strength of his Englische Fragmente (1827) where Scott is attacked as the enemy of Napoleon and of liberty. Niehaus shows, however (pp. 421-27) that Heine's earlier writings evince considerable admiration for the founder of the historical novel, and that he would later rank Scott second only to Shakespeare among English poets. It was Scott's portrayal of Heine's idol in The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte that provoked a short-lived hostility.

Ó Macháin, Pádraig. ‘Sir Walter Scott's Irish Manuscript’, Scottish Gaelic Studies, 20 (2000), 147-55.

Describes an 18th-century Irish Gaelic MS presented to Scott by John Brinkley in 1825. Part of the Abbotsford Library collection, it is a miscellany containing grammatical and genealogical matter.

Perkins, Pam. ‘A Taste for Scottish Fiction: Christian Johnstone's Cook and Housewife's Manual’, European Romantic Review, 11 (2000), 248-58.

On a manual written by Christian Isobel Johnstone in the persona of Meg Dods, the landlady in Scott's St. Ronan's Well. Focuses on the preface which takes the form of a discussion between Meg, several other Scott characters, and Dr Redgill from Susan Ferrier's novel Marriage (1818).

Phillips, Mark Salber. '"The Comedy of Middle Life": Francis Jeffrey and Literary History', in Society and Sentiment: Genres of Historical Writing in Britain, 1740-1820 (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000), pp. 259-94.

Prastalo, Tatjana. 'O engleskim prijevodima narodne pjesme "Hasanaginica"', Muzika, July-Dec. 2000, 71-73.

Includes a discussion of 'Lamentations of the Faithful Wife of Asan Aga', Scott's translation of the Bosnian oral ballad ‘Hasanaginica’ which he prepared from an intermediary translation by Goethe.

Preston, Todd. 'An Unpublished Letter of Sir Walter Scott', Notes and Queries, 47 (2000), 299-301.

Prints and discusses a letter in the Allison-Shelley Collection at Pennsylvania State University complimenting two known letters of introduction for Scott's amanuensis Henry Weber.

Price, Leah. ‘Postscript: Scott and the Literary-Historical Novel’, in The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp. 48-66.

On Scott's 'historicization of genre' in Redgauntlet as it moves from epistolary fiction to memoir to third person narrative.

Ritter, Alexander. ‘Die Bekannten und die beiden "großen Unbekannten": Scott, der historische Roman und sein Einfluß auf Charles Sealsfield’, in Beiträge zur Rezeption der britischen und irischen Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts im deutschsprachigen Raum, ed. Norbert Bachleitner (Amsterdam; Atlanta, GA: Rodopi, 2000), pp. 443-77.

Discusses Scott's influence on the Austrian-born historical novelist Charles Sealsfield (pseudonym of Karl Postel), who wrote in both English and German.

Ross, Angus. ‘Culture and Capital: Dublin's Swift and Edinburgh's Scott’, in English Literatures in International Contexts, ed. Heinz Antor and Klaus Stierstorfer (Heidelberg: Winter, c2000), pp. 63-76.

Roy-Reverzy, Eléonore. 'Balzac et les modèles scottiens: l'exemple des Chouans', in Le Roman historique: récit et histoire, ed. Daniel Couégnas and Dominique Peyrache-Leborgne (Nantes: Editions Pleins Feux, 2000), pp. 134-55.

On Scott's influence on Balzac's 1829 novel Les Chouans.

Saglia, Diego. 'The Nation as Progress Text in Scott's The Vision of Don Roderick', in Poetic Castles in Spain: British Romanticism and Figurations of Iberia (Amsterdam; Atlanta, GA.: Rodopi, 2000), pp. 106-15.

Discusses the part played by The Vision of Don Roderick in the construction of myths of the nation before, during, and after the Peninsular War.

Sanders, Andrew. '"Utter indifference"?: The Anglo-Saxons in the Nineteenth-Century Novel', in Literary Appropriations of the Anglo-Saxons from the Thirteenth to the Twentieth Century, ed. Donald Scragg and Carole Weinberg (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp. 157-73.

Argues that the influence of Ivanhoe on Victorian writers (Bulwer, Disraeli, Kingsley) ought to be seen less in terms of race and racial conflict than in terms of a new emphasis on national identity (which stresses racial admixture over racial difference).

Schoenfield, Mark L. ‘Waging Battle: Ashford v. Thornton, Ivanhoe and Legal Violence’, Prose Studies, 23 (2000), 61-86.

Argues that in Ivanhoe, Scott enters a debate on the role of the real or imagined heritage of medieval law sparked by Abraham Thornton's successful plea to defend himself by Wager of Battle in 1817. A revised version appeared in Medievalism and the Quest for the 'Real' Middle Ages, ed. Claire A. Simmons (2001).

Schwend, Joachim. 'Scottishness: The Representation of a Frame of Mind’, Journal for the Study of British Cultures, 7 (2000), 29-38.

Charts a development in the understanding of Scottishness and typically Scottish features by looking into auto- and hetero-stereotypes in different periods of Anglo-Scottish relationships. Considers Scott's role in the formulation of a Romantic view of Scotland centred on the Highlands, and the impact of his work on the marketing of Scotland for the nineteenth-century tourist industry.

Semmel, Stuart. ‘Reading the Tangible Past: British Tourism, Collecting, and Memory after Waterloo’, Representations, 69 (2000), 9-37.

Discusses Scott's The Field of Waterloo and Paul's Letters to His Kinsfolk among other literary representations of the battlefield of Waterloo.

Siberry, Elizabeth. 'Scott and the Crusades', in The New Crusaders: Images of the Crusades in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (Aldershot: Ashgate, c2000), pp. 112-30.

On Ivanhoe, The Talisman, The Betrothed, and Count Robert of Paris.

Siegel, Jonah. ‘Hazlitt, Scott, Lockhart: Intimacy, Anonymity, and Excess’, in Desire and Excess: The Nineteenth Century Culture of Art (Princeton; Oxford: Oxford University Press, c2000), pp. 93-129.

Charts how tension between intimate knowledge and admiration shaped major 19th-century literary biographies including Lockhart's Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. (1837-38) and Robert Chambers’s Illustrations of the Author of Waverley (1825). In Scott's case, anonymity helps to maintain an aura of divinity which biographical curiosity might otherwise erode. Notes similar tensions in Scott’s own Lives of the Novelists (1821-24) between a Johnsonian tone of magisterial public judgement and a fascination with the idiosyncracies of the artistic character derived from Isaac D’Israeli.

Simmons, Clare A. ‘Scottish Waste as Romantic Problem’, Wordsworth Circle, 31.2 (2000), 89-93.

Discusses the theme of wasteland in The Bride of Lammermoor and the Victorian reinstatement of Scotland as Romantic wilderness.

Smith, Edward C., III. ‘Walter Scott, Literary History and the "Expressive" Tenets of Waverley Criticism’, Papers on Language and Literature, 36 (2000), 357-76.

Argues that the habit of reading the Waverley Novels as expressions or projections (of the moral order, the human heart, or history) has sealed Scott's fate as a second-rate novelist for several generations of critics. Plots a path leading from Carlyle through Walter Bagehot, Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Edwin Muir, and George Lukács to Harry E. Shaw.

Steinecke, Hartmut. ‘Britische-deutsche Romanlektüren im frühen neunzehnten Jahrhundert: Hoffmann und Scott zum Beispiel’, in The Novel in Anglo-German Context: Cultural Cross-Currents and Affinities: Papers from the Conference Held at the University of Leeds from 15 to 17 September 1997, ed. Susanne Stark (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2000), pp. 103-16.

Explores cross-currents between the British and German history of the novel in the early nineteenth century, focussing on Scott and E.T.A. Hoffmann.

Ter Horst, Robert. 'Elective Affinities: Walter Scott and Miguel de Cervantes', in Cervantes for the 21st Century = Cervantes para el siglo XXI: Studies in Honor of Edward Dudley, ed. Francisco La Rubia Prado (Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 2000), pp. 199-220.

Explores the extraordinary 'kinship' between Scott and Cervantes, showing how both structure their stories around the interplay between novel and romance.

Tysdahl, B. J. ‘A Scott-Hogg Dialogue about Religion’, in Studies in Hogg and his World, 11 (2000), 25-38.

James Hogg's The Brownie of Bodsbeck (1818) has often been approached as a response to Scott's Old Mortality. Tysdahl focuses, however, on how far Scott's Woodstock, Chronicles of the Canongate, and The Fair Maid of Perth might be read as a response to Hogg's religious discourse in The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824).

Ward, John Powell. ‘Wordsworth and Friendship’, Coleridge Bulletin, 15 (2000), 27-40.

Includes (pp. 28-29) a discussion of Wordsworth's friendship with Scott.

Wawn, Andrew. 'Protectors of Northern Arts', in The Vikings and the Victorians: Inventing the Old North in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2000), pp. 60-88.

On Scott's contribution to the diffusion and reception of Old Norse literature in the nineteenth century, with particular reference to Harold the Dauntless, The Pirate, Count Robert of Paris, and Scott's 'Abstract of the Eyrbyggja Saga'.

Wickman, Matthew. 'The Allure of the Improbable: Fingal, and the Testimony of the "Echoing Heath"', PMLA, 115 (2000), 181-94.

Considers the influence of James 'Ossian' Macpherson's Fingal on Scott's treatment of progress and 'improvement' in Waverley.

Wood, Gillen D'Arcy. ‘Working holiday: Turner as Waverley Tourist’, Wordsworth Circle, 31.2 (2000), 83-88.

On J. M .W. Turner's illustrations for the Cadell edition of The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott (1833-34).

Zimmerman, Everett. ‘The Hero of Sensibility in a Commercial Romance: Scott's Rob Roy’, in Passionate Encounters in a Time of Sensibility, ed. Maximillian E. Novak and Anne Kostelanetz Mellor (Newark: Delaware University Press; London: Associated University Presses, 2000), pp. 221-46.

Argues that Rob Roy shows how exploitation of the cult of feeling functioned to expand the world of capitalism. At the same time, however, the novel contests the marriage of sensibility and commerce through its overt nostalgia for a pre-capitalist world.

Zimmerman, Everett. ‘Personal Identity, Narrative, and History: The Female Quixote and Redgauntlet’, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 12 (2000), 369-90.

Compares Redgauntlet with Charlotte Lennox's The Female Quixote (1752) as an attempt to reconcile personal and civil identity.

Zunshine, Lisa. 'The Politics of Eschatological Prophecy and Dryden's 1700 The Secular Masque', Eighteenth Century, 41 (2000), 185-203.

Presents a critique of Dryden's The Secular Masque which challenges the still widely accepted interpretation offered by Scott in his 1808 edition of Dryden's Works which linked the gods depicted to English monarchs of the seventeenth century. Seen in its cultural context, the work can be viewed as a politically motivated satire intended to express hope for the removal of William III from the throne and the restoration of James II.

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