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Articles and Chapters on Sir Walter Scott Published in 2002

An Annotated Bibliography

In addition to The Scott Newsletter (no. 40), this year saw the publication of one special issue of a journal exclusively devoted to Scott studies. Vol. 13, no. 3 of the European Romantic Review, edited by Bruce Beiderwell, was entitled Romantic Enlightenment: Sir Walter Scott and the Politics of History. It drew on papers given at a conference held in Los Angeles, May 2000, organized by Frederick Burwick and Robert Maniquis with the support of the UCLA Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. For details of the individual articles, see Millgate, Alexander, Wilt, Burwick, and Ferris.

Alexander, J. H. ‘The "Amanuensis of History" in the Franco-Burgundian Novels’, European Romantic Review, 13 (2002), 239-47.

Discusses Hazlitt's description of Scott as 'the amanuensis of truth and history' in his essay 'Sir Walter Scott' with reference to Quentin Durward and Anne of Geierstein.

Alexander, J. H. 'Anecdotes to Familiar Anecdotes', Studies in Hogg’s World, 13 (2002), 5-15.

On the revision of James Hogg's memoir of Scott from the unpublished Anecdotes of Sir W. Scott to the published Familiar Anecdotes of Sir Walter Scott (1834).

Alker, Sharon. ‘The Business of Romance: Mary Brunton and the Virtue of Commerce’, European Romantic Review, 13 (2002), 199-205.

Discusses how Scott and Brunton envision the relationship between commerce and community differently. An analysis of Brunton's novel Discipline (1813) shows that two sectors of society excluded from an active role in Scott’s modern commercial society are central to Brunton’s vision of a commercial Britain: the Scottish Highlands and women of gentility.

Alshetawi, Mahmoud. 'The English Novel Set in the Arab World: A Cultural Perspective', Abhath al-Yarmouk. Literature & Linguistics Series, 20.2 (2002), 117-53.

Discusses three major novels set in the Middle East: Scott's The Talisman, Disraeli's Tancred, and Marmaduke Pickthall's Said, the Fisherman.

Anderson, Robert. ‘The Wizard of the North’, in Elgar and Chivalry (Rickmansworth: Elgar Editions, 2002), pp. 52-73.

On Scott's contribution to the nineteenth-century cult of chivalry and his impact on Elgar.

Bachleitner, Norbert. 'Wilhelm Müller und Walter Scott', in Müller - Schubert - Heine, Marlowe - Byron - Scott: Wilhelm Müller als Vermittler der englischen Literatur: Zwei Symposien der Internationalen Wilhelm-Müller-Gesellschaft Berlin 1997 und 2000 (Berlin: Internationale Wilhelm-Müller-Gesellschaft 2002), pp. 31-56.

Charts Scott's German and Austrian reception in the first half of the 19th century, focusing particularly on reviews by the poet Wilhelm Müller, favourable to the early Waverley novels, but critical of Ivanhoe and subsequent works. Also discusses Müller's hostility to free translations and adaptations of Scott's epic poems and his early identification of Alexis' novel Walladmor as a mystification. Finally consideres Scott's influence on Müller's verse, particularly 'The Eve of St. John' on 'Der Ritter und die Dirne'.

Bardsley, Alyson. ‘In and Around the Borders of the Nation in Scott's Guy Mannering', Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 24 (2002), 397-415.

Argues that the richness of the landscape in Guy Mannering and apparent emptiness of its heroes are both generated by dissonances between the representation of Scotland as a historically grounded and limited locality and its conception as an element in the systems that link the different parts of the United Kingdom and the growing British Empire.

Buchenau, Barbara. 'Alternativen zur Windschattenfahrt: Amerikanische Antworten auf Scott', in Der frühe amerikanische historische Roman im transatlantischen Vergleich (Frankfurt am Main; New York: P. Lang, 2002)

On Scott's influence on the early North American historical novel. Unseen, pagination unknown.

Burwick, Frederick. ‘Competing Histories in the Waverley Novels’, European Romantic Review, 13 (2002), 261-71.

Through an analysis of The Bride of Lammermoor, Burwick argues that, far from grounding his fiction in rationalist history, Scott shows occult, folkloric history (legends, myths, prophecies) to be no less reliable a means of determining historical cause and effect.

Canuel, Mark. 'Sect and Secular Economy in the Irish National Tale', in Religion, Toleration, and British Writing, 1790–1830 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp. 122-60.

Includes a comparative study of the Irish 'National Tale' and Scott's Waverley Novels.

Carso, Kerry Dean. ‘"Diagnosing the 'Sir Walter Disease": American Architecture in the Age of Romantic Literature’, Mosaic, 35.4 (2002), 121-42.

Discusses the impact of Scott's fiction and of Abbotsford on the architect Alexander Jackson Davis.

Daffron, Benjamin Eric. ‘Anglo-Scot Sympathies: Walter Scott's Redgauntlet’, in Romantic Doubles: Sex and Sympathy in British Gothic Literature, 1790-1803 (Brooklyn: AMS Press, 2002), pp. 99-118.

Argues that Waverley charts Britain's political path from conflict to unity as a gradual turn from treasonous to patriotic male sympathy. Redgauntlet, conversely, is a Gothic critique of Waverley's imperial fantasy, staging a shift from patriotic to treasonous male sympathy, in which friendship and marriage prove inadequate to resolve homoerotic tension and to reconcile warring parties.

Daleski, H. M. ‘Narrating History in Scott and Dickens’, Dickens Studies Annual, 32 (2002), 37-48.

Compares how Scott and Dickens treat their historical sources in The Heart of Midlothian and Barnaby Rudge.

Dobson, Michael, and Nicola J. Watson. ‘The Private Lives of the Virgin Queen’ and 'Good Queen Bess and Merrie England', in England's Elizabeth: An Afterlife in Fame and Fantasy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002), pp. 179-115, 116-46.

Chapters 2-3 both contain discussions of Kenilworth.

Dubbini, Renzo. 'Light and Motion', in Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe, trans. Lydia G. Cochrane (Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press, 2002), pp. 115-34.

Includes (pp. 130-32) a discussion, with examples from Ivanhoe and The Bride of Lammermoor, of Scott's influence on landscape painting. Influenced by Archibald Allison's theory of psychological, associative vision, Scott sought to convey the presence of history in landscape by uncovering its uncontaminated character, stressing the primordial and wild over all attempts at refinement or manipulation. First appeared in Italian in 1994.

Duncan, Ian. ‘Primitive Inventions: Rob Roy, Nation, and World System’, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 15 (2002), 81-102.

Argues that Rob Roy is neither a historical or national novel in the sense established by Waverley but offers a different kind of imaginative access to a British historical modernity constituted internally as well as externally by its imperial practice: limning the unrecognizable forms of the present rather than offering a consolatory flight to the past.

Duncan, Ian.Waverley’, in Il romanzo. 2, Le forme, ed. Franco Moretti (Turin: Einaudi, 2002), pp. 135-42.

Analyses how Scott transformed his precursors into a genre that realized its modernity in a discursive reckoning with history, and how Waverley signals that renewal by telling, through its narrative of public and private histories, the tale of its own formation as the genre of modern life. This chapter was re-published in English translation in 2006.1

Easton, Alison. ‘Nation Making and Fiction Making: Sarah Orne Jewett, The Tory Lover, and Walter Scott, Waverley’, in Special Relationships: Anglo-American Affinities and Antagonisms, 1854-1936, ed. Janet Beer and Bridget Bennett (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002), pp. 139-59.

Analyses the influence of Scott's narrative of civil conflict and nation-making on Sarah Orne Jewett's The Tory Lover (1901), a historical novel about Patriot/Loyalist tensions during the American War of Independence.

Fay, Elizabeth. ‘Grace Aguilar: Rewriting Scott Rewriting History’, in British Romanticism and the Jews, ed. Sheila A. Spector (New York; Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002), pp. 215-34.

Reads Grace Aguilar's posthumously published novel Vale of Cedars, or, The Martyr (1850) alongside Ivanhoe to centre a discussion of Aguilar's uses of Jewish identity to construct a literary and authorial identity.

Fay, Elizabeth. ‘The Legacy of Arthur: Scott, Wordsworth and Byron’, in Romantic Medievalism: History and the Romantic Literary Ideal (New York; Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002), pp. 64-108.

On the development of Arthurian themes in 'Sir Tristrem', The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Marmion, and The Bridal of Triermain.

Ferris, Ina. ‘Pedantry and the Question of Enlightenment History: The Figure of the Antiquary in Scott’, European Romantic Review, 13 (2002), 199-205.

Locates The Antiquary within the context of rivalry between philosophical 'conjectural' history, largely confined to the professionalizing and urban institution of the universities, and antiquarian history, largely pursued by leisured amateurs.

Franco, Bernard. 'La Préface de Cromwell entre Friedrich Schlegel et Walter Scott', in Victor Hugo, ou, Les Frontières effacées, ed. Dominique Peyrache-Leborgne and Yann Jumelais (Nantes: Editions Pleins Feux, 2002), pp. 285-302.

Includes a discussion of Scott's influence on Hugo's 'Preface' to his drama Cromwell (1827), often considered the manifesto of the French Romantic movement.

Gamer, Michael. ‘Gothic Fictions and Romantic Writing in Britain’, in The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction, ed. Jerrold E. Hogle (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp. 85-104.

Discusses Scott's ambivalent relationship with the Gothic, which sees him both denounce it as a low genre in his published criticism and exploit its conventions in The Lay of the Last Minstrel and Marmion. It is equally evident in the use of antiquarian commentary to bestow upon the most Gothic moments of his work an enlightened and historicized distance.

Gamer, Michael. ‘Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)’, in Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide, ed. Douglass H. Thomson, Jack G. Voller, and Frederick S. Frank (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002), pp. 380-88.

Gawthrop, Humphrey. ‘Emily Brontë as Ellis Bell: A Pseudonym Revisited’, Brontë Studies, 27.1 (2002), 55-66.

Explores the possibility that the source of Emily Brontë's pseudonym was Scott's friend George Ellis, to whom canto V of Marmion is dedicated.

Gawthrop, Humphrey. ‘Frances-Mary Richardson Currer and Richard Heber: Two Unwearied Bibliophiles on the Fringe of the Brontë World’, Brontë Studies, 27.3 (2002), 225-34.

Discusses Scott's friendship with Heber and the dedication of Canto VI of Marmion to him.

Hawkins, Philip. ‘Rob Roy: A Writer's Hero’, Scots Magazine, 157.4 (Oct. 2002), 370-73.

On Scott's lifelong fascination with Rob Roy MacGregor.

Hewitt, David. 'The Bernard C. Lloyd Walter Scott Collection', Scott Newsletter, 40 (2002), 3-5.

On the important collection held at Aberdeen University Library.

Hewitt, David. 'The Heart of Midlothian and "the People"’, European Romantic Review, 13 (2002), 299-309.

Considers how far Hazlitt's comments on Scott's contempt for 'the people' and popular movements are born out by The Heart of Midlothian.

Hewitt, David. ‘Walter Scott in Aberdeen’, Aberdeen University Review, 59.4 (2002), 330-36.

On the Bernard C. Lloyd Walter Scott Collection at Aberdeen University Library and the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels.

Hook, Andrew. 'Scott’s Oriental Tale: "The Surgeon’s Daughter"', La questione romantica, 12/13 (2002), 143-52.

Jackson, Richard D. 'The Pirate and the Bonny Lass of Deloraine', Scott Newsletter, 40 (2002), 9-21.

Discusses the hypothesis that Minna and Brenda Troil in The Pirate were inspired by two daughters of Henry Scott, 4th Earl of Delarue, Margaret and Eliza (who inspired Hogg's poem 'The Bonny Lass of Deloraine).

Kelly, Ann Cline. 'Unconventional Love, Sex, and Marriage: The Swiftian Romance', in Jonathan Swift and Popular Culture: Myth, Media, and The Man (New York: Palgrave, 2002), pp. 105-26.

Identifies (pp. 116-18) Scott in his 'Memoirs of Jonathan Swift' (1814) as the last major source of anecdotes regarding the Vanessa-Swift-Stella love triangle, particularly regarding rumours that Stella bore Swift a child and that their union was incestuous. Notes the unreliablity of the oral accounts on which Scott drew and argues that the 'Memoirs' determined the Victorian depiction of Swift as emotional tyrant.

Lamont, Claire. ‘Walter Scott: Anonymity and the Unmasking of Harlequin’, in Authorship, Commerce and the Public: Scenes of Writing, 1750-1850, ed. E.J. Clery, Caroline Franklin, and Peter Garside (Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002), pp. 54-66.

On Scott’s signed introduction to Chronicles of the Canongate.

Lincoln, Andrew. ‘Scott and Empire: The Case of Rob Roy’, Studies in the Novel, 34 (2002), 43-58.

Argues that Rob Roy engages with the ideology of empire by establishing links between violence in the Highlands, the operations of commerce, and the self-representation of the polite English narrator.

Lincoln, Andrew. ‘Walter Scott and the Birth of the Nation’, Romanticism, 8.1 (2002), 1-17.

Considers how Scott's first three poetic romances, The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Marmion, and The Lady of the Lake, represent both the origin of the modern nation and Scott's own complex relationship to the nation.

Lostourtoff, Yvan. ‘The Pew and the Cigar-Case: Heraldry in the French Realist Novel’, Coat of Arms, 14 (Winter 2002), 339-53.

Discusses the French response to the use of heraldry in Scott’s fiction. Relying heavily on description, Scott pioneered a novel of blazonry, combining the use of the picturesque with a desire to impress by displaying a science unknown to the majority. This was imitated by some French writers, but Stendhal rejected Scott’s descriptive approach, concentrating on the narrative role of coats of arms rather than antiquarian detail.

McCracken-Flesher, Caroline. ‘Narrating the (Gendered) Nation in Walter Scott's The Heart of Midlothian', Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 24 (2002), 291-316.

Argues that through Jeanie Deans Scott attempts to stabilize Scotland as a feminized idea valid on both sides of the border. Woman is invoked as a sign under which British reconciliation can be performed as a family romance, but McCracken-Flesher shows that the choice of a female performer ultimately multiplies indeterminacy across the narrative that Scott is seeking to stabilize.

McCracken-Flesher, Caroline. ‘A Tartan Politics?: Couture and National Creativity in the New Scottish Parliament’, Scottish Studies Review, 3.1 (2002), 110-21.

Argues that a myth of tartanry, derived from Scott, has worked both to maintain the notion of a Scottish nation and to energize its difference, a difference that, for McCracken-Flesher is released as power by the Scottish Parliament.

McIntosh-Varjabédian, Fiona. 'Quatre-vingt-treize, ou, Le Rejet de l’héritage scottien: une réflexion sur le sens de l’Histoire', in Victor Hugo, ou, Les Frontières effacées, ed. Dominique Peyrache-Leborgne and Yann Jumelais (Nantes: Editions Pleins Feux, 2002), pp. 269-81.

On Victor Hugo's rejection of the Scottian tradition of historical fiction in his late novel Quatre-vingt-treize (1874).

Maciulewicz, Joanna. ‘In the Space between History and Fiction: The Role of Walter Scott's Fictional Prefaces’, Studia Anglica Posnaniensia, 37 (2002), 387-95.

Demonstrates how Scott showed the interplay between fact and fiction in the prefaces to the first editions of his novels. The description of the careers of the putative authors of prefatory material serves to illustrate how leaky the boundaries between textual, paratextual, and extratextual entities are and how broad is the space between reality and fiction.

Mackenzie, Scott Richard. ‘Confessions of a Gentrified Sinner: Secrets in Scott and Hogg’, in Studies in Romanticism, 41 (2002), 3-32.

Analyses the challenge presented by James Hogg's Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner to Scott's secret identity as the 'Author of Waverley'.

McKinstry, Sam, and Marie Fletcher. ‘The Personal Account Books of Sir Walter Scott’, Accounting Historians Journal, 29.2 (2002), 59-89.

Sets Scott's household account-keeping in the context of his Enlightenment education and seeks to elucidate his domestic financial arrangements and expenditure patterns. The authors focus particularly on the role of Lady Scott and revisit the question of Scott's alleged imprudence in business.

McLane, Maureen N. ‘On the Use and Abuse of 'Orality' for Art: Reflections on Romantic and Late Twentieth-Century Poiesis’, Oral Tradition, 17 (2002), 135-64.

Includes a discussion of the representation of orality in The Lay of the Last Minstrel.

Manning, Susan. ‘Did Mark Twain Bring down the Temple on Scott's Shoulders?’, in Special Relationships: Anglo-American Affinities and Antagonisms, 1854-1936, ed. Janet Beer and Bridget Bennett (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002), pp. 9-27.

A comparative reading of Ivanhoe and Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court which asks why Twain's antipathy to Scott was so durable and virulent.

Manning, Susan. ‘Finding the Boundaries’, in Fragments of Union: Making Connections in Scottish and American Writing (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002), pp. 65-106.

On the representation of the Low Countries as debatable lands in Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, Old Mortality, A Legend of Montrose, The Abbot, and The Betrothed.

Manning, Susan. ‘Walter Scott, Antiquarianism and the Political Discourse of the Edinburgh Review', in British Romanticism and the ‘Edinburgh Review', ed. Massimiliano Demata and Duncan Wu (Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002), pp. 102-23.

Discusses the prevalence of antiquarian discussions in early numbers of the Edinburgh Review, in which Scott featured prominently as a reviewer, and Scott's role in establishing the pre-eminence of a journal whose political principles he opposed.

Maxwell, Richard. ‘Walter Scott, Historical Fiction and the Genesis of the Victorian Illustrated Book’, in The Victorian Illustrated Book, ed. Richard Maxwell (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2002), pp. 1-51.

Examines The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Provincial Antiquities of Scotland (1819-26) and the Abbotsford Edition of the Waverley Novels (1842-27) to trace how early nineteenth-century antiquarianism helped establish illustration as a pervasive accompaniment to imaginative literature.

Millgate, Jane. ‘Scott's Lay of the Last Minstrel: The History of a Book’, European Romantic Review, 13 (2002), 225-38.

Charts the publication history of the first edition of The Lay of the Last Minstrel with particular emphasis on Scott's developing relationship with the printer James Ballantyne and publisher Archibald Constable.

Müllenbrock, Heinz-Joachim. 'Genre-Making by Transforming Tradition: The Case of Walter Scott’s Waverley: A Complementary Perspective', in Do the Americas Have a Common Literary History?, ed. Barbara Buchenau and Annette Paatz (Frankfurt am Main: P. Lang, 2002), pp. 265-280.

Nemec, Krešimir. ‘Historizam i povijesni roman’, Oddelku za slovanske jezike in književnosti Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani, 2002, 619-26.

On Scott's contribution to the historical novel (in Slovene).

Oates, Jennifer. ‘The Making of Scottish National Opera: Hamish MacCunn’s Jeanie Deans’, Opera Journal, 35: 2-3 (2002), 3-28.

On Hamish MacCunn's 1894 opera based on The Heart of Midlothian.

Oliver, Susan. ‘Resisting Radical Energies: Walter Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border’, Cycnos, 19.1 (2002), 49-63 <> [accessed 15 June 2010]

Argues that in Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Scott refashions and recontextualizes traditional ballads to address anxieties about revolution abroad and radicalism at home. Behind the nostalgia for the heroes of the past it is always possible to read a post-sentimental endorsement of modern commercial society and support for a cohesive British union and empire built on class and rank hierarchies with the monarch firmly at the top.

Pittock, Murray G. H. 'The Jacobite Cult', in Scottish History: The Power of the Past (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2002), pp. 191-208.

Argues that Scott did not 'invent' a national myth single-handedly but re-animated a corpus of existing ideas and images. With particular reference to the representation of Jacobitism, explores the history, use, and cultural context of the symbols of 'Scottland'.

Punter, David. ‘Scottish and Irish Gothic’, in The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction, ed. Jerrold E. Hogle (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp. 105-23.

Includes (pp. 107-13) a discussion of The Antiquary as the epitome of Scottish Gothic. For Punter, in Irish and Scottish Gothic, the dehumanizing force that characterizes all Gothic is brought into alignment, direct or indirect, with that power which reduces or dismembers the national narrative of a people operating under a sign of subjugation.

Ragaz, Sharon. '"Gelding” the Priest in The Brownie of Bodsbeck: A New Letter', in Studies in Hogg and his World, 13 (2002), 95-103.

Discusses correspondence between Scott and James Hogg in 1806 concerning revisions to Hogg's poetry collection The Mountain Bard (1807).

Sassi, Carla. 'La storia che non c'è: Redgauntlet di Sir Walter Scott', in 'Imagined Scotlands': saggi sulla letteratura scozzese (Trieste : Parnaso, 2002), pp. 69-84.

Argues that only by relating a non-event, a conjectural history in Redgauntlet, could Scott freely call into question an apparently fixed relationship between centre and periphery, conquerors and conquered.

Schmidgen, Wolfram. ‘Scottish Law and Waverley's Museum of Property’, in Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Law of Property (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp. 186-213.

Argues that under the guise of continuity and recovery, the restored Bradwardine manor enacts Scotland's incorporation into Great Britain and the end of landed property as a communal paradigm.

Schmidt, Arnold. 'Walter Scott's The Pirate: Imperialism, Nationalism, and Bourgeois Values', in Fictions of the Sea: Critical Perspectives on the Ocean in British Literature and Culture, ed. Bernhard Klein (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002), pp. 89-103.

Sees The Pirate as deeply implicated in the colonial imagination of its historical moment, foregrounding the close associations between crime and commerce and revealing them as disturbingly similar in nature. Explores these associations in the light of Scott's image of Regency ethics as a conflict between piratical and bourgeois values and identifies the titular Pirate as a locus of ethical, commercial, and political anxieties.

Schor, Esther. ‘Scott’s Hebraic Historicism’, in British Romanticism and the Jews, ed. Sheila A. Spector (New York; Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002), pp. 105-20.

Argues that Old Mortality imagines a Hebraic state and that its reception by Presbyterian readers shows how complex and even contradictory are the uses of 'Jews' in debates about Presbyterian dissent.

Shaw, Harry E. ‘Scott, Women, and History’, European Romantic Review, 13 (2002), 285-97.

Argues, through an analysis of Guy Mannering and The Talisman, that male awe at a certain kind of female power is at the heart of Scott’s imaginative life. For Shaw, women are the most powerful channels for focusing historical and political desires that exceed the doctrines of accommodation, reconciliation, compromise, and resignation that the Waverley novels promulgate.

Shaw, Philip. ‘Walter Scott: The Discipline of History’, in Waterloo and the Romantic Imagination (Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002), pp. 35-66.

Argues that Scott's transformation from poet to novelist is structurally analogous to the transformation of the British economy from a wartime to post-war model. Focuses on The Field of Waterloo, The Vision of Don Roderick, and The Antiquary.

Slagle, Judith Bailey. '"Beyond mere words": Baillie and Scott (1806-1832)', in Joanna Baillie: A Literary Life (Cranbury, NJ: Bucknell University Press, 2002), pp. 125-75.

Describes the mutually supportive relationship between Scott and the poet and dramatist Joanna Baillie. Scott was Baillie’s greatest literary sponsor, handling business transactions and publishing negotiations and organizing the successful staging of her Family Legend at the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh (1810). Baillie, in turn, read and advised upon Scott's manuscripts. The exchange of criticism and gifts, along with the familiar tone of their letters, imparted an intimacy that neither shared with other correspondents.

Sorensen, Janet. Rob Roy: The Other Eighteenth-Century?’, in Eighteenth-Century Fiction on Screen (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002), pp. 192-210.

Argues that Michael Caton-Jones's film Rob Roy (1995) breaks with earlier filmic representations of the eighteenth century. Looking beyond the world of the privileged, its vision of oppression and opposition as ethnically based writes collective identity into a market-based multi-culturalism.

Stabler, Jane. '1830: Time for Change', in Burke to Byron, Barbauld to Baillie, 1790-1830 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002), pp. 211-64.

Includes (pp. 245-51) a reading of the Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft, the Third Series of Tales of a Grandfather, and The Bride of Lammermoor which traces Scott's debt to Burke's model of Conservatism.

Stewart, Angus. ‘Sir Walter Scott and the Tenants of Invernenty’, Miscellany for the Stair Society, ed. Hector L. MacQueen (Edinburgh: Stair Society, 2002), pp. 233-42.

Examines how far court records back up Scott's account in the Introduction to the 'Magnum Opus' edition of Rob Roy of being sent to serve a summons of removing on certain tenants in Invernenty while serving his legal apprenticeship with his father (see Professional Life).

Sussman, Charlotte. ‘The Emptiness at The Heart of Midlothian: Nation, Narration, and Population', Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 15 (2002), 103-26.

Discusses the fate of Effie Deans's child 'the Whistler' in the context of early nineteenth-century debates concerning surplus population and emigration and against the backdrop of the Highland Clearances.

Sweet, Nanora. 'Felicia Hemans’ "A Tale of the Secret Tribunal": Gothic Empire in the Age of Jeremy Bentham and Walter Scott', European Journal of English Studies, 6 (2002), 159-71.

Places Hemans's critique of governance by secret tribunal within a post-Napoleonic penal debate which pitched Jeremy Bentham against William Roscoe. Traces the emergence of the theme of 'die Vehme' or secret tribunal through Scott's translation of Goethe's Götz von Berlichingen and his own 'The House of Aspen' and Anne of Geierstein.

Szaffner, Emília. ''A Scott-regények kanonizálódása Magyarországon. 2. rész'', Désirée, 4 (2002) <> [accessed 30 May 2008]

Second part of an article on the canonization of Scott in Hungarian literary criticism. For the first part, see Szaffner 2001b.

Tamarkin, Elisa. 'Black Anglophilia, or, The Sociability of Antislavery', American Literary History, 14 (2002), 444-78.

Includes (pp. 469-73) a discussion of the significance of Scott's The Lady of the Lake for the African-American painter Robert Duncanson and the civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois. Recording pilgrimages to Loch Katrine, each offers black Americans the vision from afar of an idealized, civilized world in which the highest cultural accomplishment is a likeness to Britain.

Voskuil, Lynn M. 'Feeling Public: Sensation Theater, Commodity Culture, and the Victorian Public Sphere', Victorian Studies, 44 (2002), 245-74.

Discusses, among other Victorian 'sensation dramas', Dion Boucicault's The Trial of Effie Deans, adapted from The Heart of Midlothian. An expanded version was subsequently published in Voskuil's Acting Naturally: Victorian Theatricality and Authenticity (University of Virginia Press, 2004).

Walker, Stanwood S. ‘A False Start for the Classical-Historical Novel: Lockhart's Valerius and the Limits of Scott's Historicism’, Nineteenth-Century Literature, 57 (2002), 179-209.

Uses J.G. Lockhart's Valerius (1821) to examine the relationship between the nineteenth-century classical-historical novel and the Waverley novels.

Wallace, Tara Ghoshal. ‘The Elephant's Foot and the British Mouth: Walter Scott on Imperial Rhetoric’, European Romantic Review, 13 (2002), 311-24.

Argues that in Guy Mannering and 'The Surgeon's Daughter' Scott seeks to uncover some of the ways in which stereotypes and simplifications about India enter narratives in the home country, and to link them with novelistic strategies deployed to engage and manipulate audiences. Together, the two fictions present a series of inversions and complications, demystifications and remystifications, which challenge standard colonial narrative. A reworked and expanded version appears in Wallace's Imperial Characters: Home and Periphery in Eighteenth-Century Literature (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2010).

Webb, Samantha C. ‘In-appropriating the Literary: James Hogg's Poetic Mirror Parodies of Scott and Wordsworth’, Studies in Hogg’s World, 13 (2002), 16-35.

On Wat o' the Cleuch (1816), Hogg's parody of Scott's narrative verse.

Weber, Hermann. 'Sir Walter Scott: Dichter, Sheriff, Schotte', in Annäherung an das Thema 'Recht und Literatur', ed. Hermann Weber (Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2002), pp. 91-107.

German language article on the links between Scott's legal and literary careers.

Wilt, Judith.Shirley: Reflections on Marrying Moores’, Victorian Literature and Culture, 30 (2002), 1-17.

Argues that the Waverley Novels, especially Old Mortality, provide the blueprint for the exploration of masculinity in Charlotte Brontë's novel Shirley (1849).

Wilt, Judith. ‘Transmutations: From Alchemy to History in Quentin Durward and Anne of Geierstein’, European Romantic Review, 13 (2002), 249-60.

Explores the tenacious link between the occult sciences and the generic strategies of the Gothic.

Youngkin, Molly. ‘"Into the woof, a little Thibet wool": Orientalism and Representing "Reality" in Walter Scott's “The Surgeon's Daughter”’, Scottish Studies Review, 3 (2002), 33-57.

Argues that Scott's depiction of India is more complex than Edward Said's study of Orientalism will allow. 'The Surgeon's Daughter' does not uphold the binaries of coloniser/colonised, centre/periphery, and West/East, but, instead, illustrates more reciprocal relations between these terms.


1The multi-authored chapter 'Apparato critico: le cifre del romanzo', in the same volume (pp. 311-97) provides, in passing, much useful information on the international diffusion of Scott's work in the nineteenth-century.

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