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Articles and Chapters on Sir Walter Scott Published in 2008

An Annotated Bibliography

Alloway, Ross. 'Cadell and the Crash', Book History, 11 (2008), 126-47.

Argues that our understanding of the collapse of Scott’s publishers, Archibald Constable and Co. (see Financial Hardship) has been distorted by misapprehension of the role of Robert Cadell, the firm’s chief financial officer. Often portrayed as a scheming businessman who led a great writer and publisher to their downfall, Cadell’s business acumen in fact single-handedly delayed disaster for far longer than would have been possible without his aid and very nearly saved Scott.

Bernauer, Markus. 'Historical Novel and Historical Romance', in Romantic Prose Fiction, ed. Gerald Gillespie, Manfred Engel, and Bernard Dieterle (Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2008), pp. 296-324.

Includes discussions of 'Scott's Pivotal Contribution to the Discourse on History in Literature' (pp. 296-99) and 'Historicizing the Romance of Old and New Worlds' (on Waverley and Ivanhoe, pp. 305-10, 316-18).

Bernhart, Walter. '"Liebling der ganzen Welt": Sir Walter Scott als Inspiration für die romantische Oper und Donizettis Lucia di Lammermoor', in Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor: Programmheft Theater Graz (Graz: Theater Graz, 2008), pp. 6-18.

German-language essay charting Scott's influence on Romantic opera and, in particular, on Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor (based on Scott's The Bride of Lammermoor).

Block, Daniel Robert. 'Feeling for Barbarity: The Ironic Minstrelsy of Walter Scott's Waverley', in Engaged Romanticism: Romanticism as Praxis, ed. Mark Lussier and Bruce Matsunaga (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2008), pp. 41-57.

Boddy, Kasia. 'The English Golden Age', in Boxing: A Cultural History (London: Reaktion, 2008), pp. 26-54.

Includes (pp. 47-48) a discussion of Scott's 'The Two Drovers'.

Brown, Marshall. 'Poetry and the Novel', in The Cambridge Companion to Fiction in the Romantic Period, ed. Richard Maxwell and Katie Trumpener (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 107-28.

Challenges (pp. 116-23) the critical orthodoxy that Scott turned to prose to accommodate multiple viewpoints impossible in poetry. Notes that the poems in his novels are associated with the primitive past, popular present, or voice of individual feeling, charting the limits of the knowable and sharing a quality of impalpable transcendence. Poetry does not find its fulfillment in prose complexity; rather, prose finds its fulfillment in poetic intensity.1

Burley, Stephen. 'Hazlitt’s Preface to Political Essays and Walter Scott’s Old Mortality', Notes and Queries, 55 (2008), 437-39.

Notes that Hazlitt’s opening sentence in the preface to Political Essays (1819) echoes Major Bellenden’s statement at the siege of Tillietudlem Castle in Old Mortality: 'I am no politician.' Charts the wider political context of the allusion, exploring the relationship between the two authors and the nature of Hazlitt's opposition to Scott.

Costantini, Cristina. 'The Jews and the Common Law: A Question of Traditions and Jurisdictions: An Analysis through W. Scott's Ivanhoe', Textus, 21 (2008), 467-86.

Duncan, Ian. 'Edinburgh and Lowland Scotland', in The Cambridge History of English Romantic Literature, ed. James Chandler (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 159-81.

Includes (pp. 172-74) a discussion of Scott and the historical novel with particular reference to Waverley and Redgauntlet.

Duncan, Ian. 'Scotland and the Novel', in The Cambridge Companion to Fiction in the Romantic Period, ed. Richard Maxwell and Katie Trumpener (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 251-64.

Argues that Scott's massive success encouraged rather than deterred the production of alternative forms of Scottish fiction. The experimental richness of Scott's novels opened up the literary field, provoking further innovations. In particular, the Blackwoodian group of James Hogg, John Galt, John Wilson, and J. G. Lockhart drew on Tales of My Landlord to create the 'regional tale', making regional identity (the traditions of their respective districts) the foundation for their own claims on originality.

Duncan, Ian. 'Sympathy, Physiognomy, and Scottish Romantic Fiction', in Recognizing the Romantic Novel, ed. Jill Heydt-Stevenson and Charlotte Sussman (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2008), pp. 249-69.

Includes a comparative study of James Hogg's Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner and Scott's Redgauntlet.

Durand-Le Guern, Isabelle. 'Walter Scott', in Le Roman historique (Paris: Armand Colin, 2008).

Pagination unknown.

Dyer, Gary. 'The Transatlantic Pocahontas', Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 30 (2008), 301-22.

Argues that Scott was aware of and interested in the story of Pocahontas, and that it helped to shape Ivanhoe. In its new form, the tale re-crossed the Atlantic and informed Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s seventeenth-century romance Hope Leslie (1827).

Elfenbein, Andrew. 'Sentencing Romanticism', in Romanticism and the Rise of English (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2008), pp. 144-84.

Includes (pp. 162-68) a discussion of Scott, with particular reference to The Monastery. (There are further references to Scott throughout this monograph.)

Eriksonas, Linas. 'Towards the Genre of Popular National History: Walter Scott after Waterloo', in Narrating the Nation: The Representation of National Narratives in Different Genres, ed. Stefan Berger, Linas Eriksonas, and Andrew Mycock (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2008), pp. 117-32.

Ferris, Ina. 'Transformations of the Novel - II', in The Cambridge History of English Romantic Literature, ed. James Chandler (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 473-89.

Includes (pp. 484-87) a discussion of Scott's contribution to the historical novel.

Fischerová, Andrea. 'Reading the Nation(s): Walter Scott', in Romanticism Gendered: Male Writers as Readers of Women's Writing in Romantic Correspondence (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2008), pp. 204-68.

Focuses in particular on Scott's reading of Joanna Baillie and Maria Edgeworth.

Furr, Derek. 'Romantic Novels and their Poetry', Romantic Pedagogy Commons (August 2008) <> [accessed 8 June 2009]

Gamer, Michael. 'A Select Collection: Barbauld, Scott, and the Rise of the (Reprinted) Novel', in Recognizing the Romantic Novel, ed. Jill Heydt-Stevenson and Charlotte Sussman (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2008), pp. 155-91.

Includes a discussion of Scott's role in the selection and pubilcation of Ballantyne's Novelists' Library.

García González, José Enrique. 'Waverley ó Hace sesenta años de Walter Scott, en la traducción de Francisco Gutiérrez-Brito e Isidoro López Lapuya (S.A., ¿1910?)', Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes (2008) <> [accessed 11 June 2010]

An essay accompanying a digital reprint of an early twentieth-century translation of Waverley by Francisco Gutiérrez-Brito and Isidoro López Lapuya, which provides a) a brief overview of Scott's Spanish reception, b) a translation history of Waverley, and c) an analysis of the Gutiérrez-Brito/López Lapuya translation on three levels: pretextual, macrostructural and microstructural.

Garside, Peter. 'The Baron’s Books: Scott’s Waverley as a Bibliomaniacal Romance', Romanticism, 14 (2008), 245-58.

Explores the genesis of Waverley through a close study of Scott’s book-buying, marginalia, and collecting practices, and discusses these in the context both of existing collections in Abbotsford Library and early nineteenth-century ‘bibliomania’. Also considers the possible influence of Richard Cumberland's 1809 novel John de Lancaster on Waverley, particularly in the characterization of Baron Bradwardine.

Garside, Peter. 'Reviewing Scott : A Hogg notice of Guy Mannering in the Caledonian Mercury', Studies in Hogg and his World, 19 (2008), 66-80.

Goode, Mike. 'Mediating Romantic Historical Novels', Romantic Pedagogy Commons (August 2008) <> [accessed 8 June 2009]

Outlines the major challenges of teaching Romantic historical novels, with particular emphasis on the Waverley Novels, and offers practical classroom strategies to address those challenges.

Gottlieb, Evan. 'Unvarnished Tales and Fatal Influences: Teaching the National Tale and the Historical Novel in the Romantic Classroom', Romantic Pedagogy Commons (August 2008) <> [accessed 8 June 2009]

Includes a discussion of The Bride of Lammermoor as part of an undergraduate course on the national tale and historical novel.

Graeber, Wilhelm. 'Nature and Landscape between Exoticism and National Areas of Imagination', in Romantic Prose Fiction, ed. Gerald Gillespie, Manfred Engel, and Bernard Dieterle (Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2008), pp. 90-106.

Includes a discussion of the treatment of landscape and nature in Waverley (pp. 100-02).

Haydock, Nickolas. 'Theaters of War: Paracinematic Returns to the Kingdom of Heaven', in Movie Medievalisms: The Imaginary Middle Ages (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2008), pp. 134-64.

A study of Ridley Scott's portrayal of the Crusades in his film Kingdom of Heaven (2005), which includes a discussion of Ivanhoe (pp. 137-39, 143-47).

Henriques, Ana Lucia de Souza. 'E os gaiteiros de saiote?: a necessidade de ficcionalizar a Escócia em Allan Massie e Walter Scott', Feminismos, identidades, comparativismos, 6 (2008)

Pagination unknown. Portuguese article comparing the fictional depiction of Scotland in Scott and Allan Massie.

Jackson, Richard D. 'Walter Scott, James Hogg, and Broadmeadows', Studies in Hogg and his World, 19 (2008), 21-31.

Jackson-Houlston, Caroline Mary. 'An End of an Old Song? The Paratexts of the Waverley
Novels and Reference to Traditional Song', Working with English, 4 (2008)
<> [accessed 14 July 2014]

Jacobus, Mary. 'Between the Lines: Poetry, Persuasion, and the Feelings of the Past', in Recognizing the Romantic Novel, ed. Jill Heydt-Stevenson and Charlotte Sussman (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2008), pp. 237-66.

Includes a discussion of echoes of Marmion and The Lady of the Lake in Jane Austen's Persuasion.

Killick, Tim. 'Regionalism and Folklore: Local Stories and Traditional Forms', in British Short Fiction in the Early Nineteenth Century: The Rise of the Tale (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008), pp. 117-56.

Includes (pp. 125-30) a discussion of Scott and the rise of the regionalist short story.

Kleiman-Lafon, Sylvie. 'L’Utopie gothique de Jules Verne au pays de Rob Roy', Études écossaises, 11 (2008), 51- 67 <> [accessed 15 June 2009]

On Jules Verne's Indes noires (1877).

Kristmannsson, Gauti. 'Nationalisering af det nordiske: Klopstock, Herder, Percy, Scott', in Det norrøne og det nationale, ed. Annette Lassen (Reykjavík: Stofnun Vigdísar Finnbogadóttur, 2008), pp. 145-60.

Includes a discussion of Scott and Nordic literature.

Lunan, Lyndsay. 'National Myths and Literary Icons: The Uses of Scott and Burns in Scottish Literature', in Re-Visioning Scotland: New Readings of the Cultural Canon, ed. Lyndsay Lunan, Kirsty A. Macdonald, and Carla Sassi (Frankfurt am Main; Oxford: Peter Lang, 2008)

Reads Scott and Burns as complicit in the authoring of a national mythology, albeit in different ways. Where Burns represents the interiorisation of Scotland (the peasant cotter of Lockhart's biography), Scott is responsible for its exteriorisation (his stage-management of George IV’s Edinburgh visit in 1822). They should not, however, be understood as static opposing monoliths but as symbolic representations of a dynamic process of cultural negotiation in Scottish literature.

Lurz, John. 'Pro-Visional Reading: Seeing Walter Scott’s The Heart of Mid-Lothian', LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, 19 (2008), 248–67.

Calls attention to the ways in which the reader is invited to think about seeing in The Heart of Mid-Lothian. Suggests that by claiming a kind of force for visual communication, the novel attempts to broaden the very idea of communicative power.

Mack, Douglas S. 'Responses to Hogg in Two Waverley Novels: Redgauntlet and The Fair Maid of Perth', Studies in Hogg and his World, 19 (2008), 90-115.

On Redgauntlet and The Fair Maid of Perth as responses to James Hogg's novels The Three Perils of Man (1822) and The Three Perils of Woman (1823).

Mancini, Michela. 'Rebecca: l’eroina del romanzo Ivanhoe tra scrittura e illustrazioni', in Il personaggio: figure della dissolvenza e della permanenza, ed. Chiara Lombardi (Alessandria: Edizioni dell’Orso, 2008)

Pagination unknown; Italian-language article on the depiction of Rebecca in illustrated Italian editions of Ivanhoe.

Martínez García, Montserrat. 'Anatomía del terror: instrumentos controladores del cuerpo y la conciencia femenina en el El Corazón de Mid-Lothian', in Sites of Female Terror = En torno a la mujer y el terror, ed. Ana Antón-Pacheco Bravo, et al. (Cizur Menor: Aranzadi, 2008), pp. 15-32.

Spanish-language article on The Heart of Mid-Lothian.

Matsui, Yuko. 'Promoting Saint Ronan's Well: Scott's Fiction and Scottish Community in Transition', Surugadai University Studies, 35 (2008), 1-21. <> [accessed 15 July 2014]

Maxwell, Richard. 'The Historical Novel', in The Cambridge Companion to Fiction in the Romantic Period, ed. Richard Maxwell and Katie Trumpener (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 65-88.

Presents Scott (pp. 75-78) as a great synthesizer as well as a great innovator, combining Enlightenment historiography, the 'particular history' of his French predecessors Lafayette and Prévost, the antiquarian fiction of Walpole, and the large-scale panoramic history of the Porter sisters. His novels create by stages a version of history linked to geography, chronology, and transmission via an author or chain of authors. Goes on to consider Scott's influence on Hogg, Peacock, Marryat, and Bulwer-Lytton.

Maxwell, Richard. 'The Historiography of Fiction in the Romantic Period', in The Cambridge Companion to Fiction in the Romantic Period, ed. Richard Maxwell and Katie Trumpener (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 7-21.

Describes how the 'Magnum Opus' edition of the Waverley Novels created a blueprint -- economic yet with an aura of scholarly definitiveness and artistic authority -- for Bentley's Standard Novels. Together they did much to make fiction affordable and provide an alternative to the circulating library. Goes on to discuss posthumous editions of Scott and his waning popularity in the early 20th century.

McAdams, Ruth M. 'Publishing Abbotsford: Walter Scott’s Literary Legacy and the Abbotsford Edition of the Waverley Novels (Edinburgh : R. Cadell, 1842-1847)', Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 3 (2008), 12-37.

MacLachlan, Christopher. 'Murder and the Supernatural: Crime in the Fiction of Scott, Hogg and Stevenson', Clues, 26.2 (2008), 10-22.

McMullin, Brian. 'Blasphemy and Bibliography in Kenilworth', Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 3 (2008), 49-62.

Mergenthal, Silvia. 'Straight from the Heart: Mapping Scott's The Heart of Midlothian', EPONA, 2008.2

Pagination unknown.

Miles, Robert. 'The Romantic-Era Novel', in Romantic Misfits (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), pp. 133-69.

Discusses Waverley and Tales of My Landlord. An earlier version of this chapter appeared in Novel, 34 (2001).

Morel, Michel. 'Les Enjeux ekphrastiques de la montagne à l'époque romantique', Anglophonia, 23 (2008), 63-70.

French-language article on mountains in Romantic literature (Radcliffe, Scott, Mary Shelley, Wordsworth) including a discussion of Waverley.

Nemoianu, Virgil. 'From Historical Narrative to Fiction and Back: A Dialectical Game', in Romantic Prose Fiction, ed. Gerald Gillespie, Manfred Engel, and Bernard Dieterle (Amsterdam: Benjamins, 2008), pp. 527-36.

Includes a discussion of why Waverley was perceived as genuinely innovative and was eagerly emulated throughout Europe and North America. An earlier version of this chapter appeared in Nemoianu's The Triumph of Imperfection: The Silver Age of Sociocultural Moderation in Europe, 1815-1848 (2006).

Newman, Andrew. ‘Sublime Translation in the Novels of James Fenimore Cooper and Walter Scott’, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, 203 (2008).

Pagination unknown. Argues that Cooper's motif of 'sublime translation', whereby scenes of communication between Anglo-Americans and native Americans are set in sublime locations and, typically, interrupted by animals, is borrowed from Waverley. This article was previously published in Nineteenth-Century Literature, 59 (2004).

Oliver, Susan. 'Crossing "dark barriers": Intertextuality and Dialogue between Lord Byron and Sir Walter Scott', Studies in Romanticism, 47.1 (2008), 15-35.

Examines intertextual references as a form of conscious poetic dialogue between Byron and Scott. Amongst the figurations considered are the return to Britain and laundering of outlaw 'otherness' in Scott's Rokeby (1813), and the perplexing, secretive 'strangeness' of the communications between Europe and the East in Lara (1814). A consideration of Byron's juxtaposition of Hebridean and Polynesian motifs in The Island leads into a concluding look at Byron's exclamation of Scottishness in Don Juan, canto 10 (1823).

Phillips, Helen. 'Scott and the Outlaws', in Bandit Territories: British Outlaws and their Traditions, ed. Helen Phillips (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2008), pp. 119-42.

Includes discussions of the outlaw theme in The Lady of the Lake, Rokeby, Rob Roy, A Legend of Montrose, Ivanhoe, The Abbot, and The Betrothed.

Pittock, Murray. 'Scott and the European Nationalities Question', in Scottish and Irish Romanticism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), pp. 187-210.

Notes the paradox whereby Scott in the act of relegating romance to the past was creating it in the present, placing the essence of his creative ends at odds with the teleology of his creating means. Scott presented the spectacle of a literature of combat repressed by the very historiography used to display it, but, once the historiography was removed from a British context, his European readers saw in him the most intensely political Anglophone writer of his age.

Purdie, David W. 'The Burns-Scott Meeting at Sciennes Hill House', Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, New Ser., 7 (2008), 167-70.

Rieuwerts, Sigrid. 'The Voice of the Scottish Muse on the Shores of the Frozen Baltic: Robert Jamieson, Sir Walter Scott and Riga', Singing the Nations: Herder’s Legacy, ed. Dace Bula and Sigrid Rieuwerts (Trier: WVT, 2008), pp. 51-60.

Rignall, John. 'From Picturesque to Palimpsest: Landscape and History in the Fiction of Walter Scott and Graham Swift', in Victorian Turns, NeoVictorian Returns: Essays on Fiction and Culture, ed. Penny Gay, Judith Johnston, and Catherine Waters (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2008), pp. 148-57.

Rigney, Ann. 'Fiction as a Mediator in National Remembrance', in Narrating the Nation: The Representation of National Narratives in Different Genres, ed. Stefan Berger, Linas Eriksonas, and Andrew Mycock (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2008), pp. 79-96.

Rodríguez Espinosa, Marcos. 'Exilio, vocación trasatlántica y mediación paratextual: José Joaquín de Mora y sus traducciones de Ivanhoe (1825) y El talismán (1826) de Walter Scott', in Diez estudios sobre la traducción en la España del siglo XIX, ed. Juan Jesús Zaro Vera (Granada: Atrio, 2008), pp. 73-94.

Provides a detailed biography of the Spanish Liberal exile José Joaquín de Mora, followed by a comparative analysis of the paratexts that accompany the translations of Ivanhoe and The Talisman that he published in London in 1825 and 1826 respectively.

Schierenbeck, Daniel. 'Religion and the Contours of the Romantic-Era Novel', Romantic Pedagogy Commons, 3 (August 2008) <> [accessed 8 June 2009]

Includes a discussion of Old Mortality as part of an undergraduate course focussing on representations of religious enthusiasm and toleration in Romantic fiction

Simpson, David. '"Which is the merchant here? and which the Jew?": Friends and Enemies in Walter Scott's Crusader Novels', Studies in Romanticism, 47 (2008), 437-52.

Explores the portrayal of other races and religions, and tolerance or intolerance towards 'the other', in Ivanhoe, The Talisman, and The Betrothed. Interprets Ivanhoe as a rewriting of The Merchant of Venice and reads the Crusader novels as a plea for open-mindedness which is repeatedly frustrated. Ultimately, the novels are powerful portrayals of the refusal of hospitality and the tragic consequences of that refusal.

Simpson, Erik. 'The Minstrel and Regency Romanticism: James Beattie and the Rivalry of Byron and Wordsworth', in Literary Minstrelsy, 1770-1830: Minstrels and Improvisers in British, Irish, and American Literature (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), pp. 75-103.

Simpson, Erik. 'The Minstrel Goes to Market: the Prizes and Contests of Hogg, Landon and Hemans', in Literary Minstrelsy, 1770-1830: Minstrels and Improvisers in British, Irish, and American Literature (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), pp. 104-33.

An earlier version appeared in ELH, 71 (2004).

Steier, Michael P. 'Transgressing the Borders of English Bards and Scotch Reviewers', Studies in Romanticism, 47.1 (2008), 37-52.

Szaffner, Emília. 'Romance, Melodrama, and Opera: Scott's Ivanhoe and Nicolai's Il Templario', EPONA, 2008/1 <> [accessed 14 June 2010]

Discusses Scott's centrality to the interaction between the genres of romance, melodrama, and opera in the early nineteenth century, with particular reference to Carl Otto Nicolai's Il templario, an operatic adaptation of Ivanhoe. Identifies those elements in Scott's work which proved most attractive to melodramatists, and analyses why an early nineteenth-century audience saw the Rebecca-Bois Guilbert sub-plot as the dramatic centre of I.

Tucker, Herbert F. 'In Expiation: Epic Atonement 1805-1815', in Epic: Britain’s Heroic Muse, 1790-1910 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), pp. 128-89.

Includes a discussion of Marmion.

Tucker, Herbert F. 'Under Construction: Epic Conscripted 1800-1805', in Epic: Britain’s Heroic Muse, 1790-1910 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), pp. 93-127.

Includes a discussion of The Lay of the Last Minstrel.

Vasconcelos, Sandra Guardini T. 'Cruzando o Atlântico: notas sobre a recepção de Walter Scott', in Trajetórias do Romance: circulação, leitura e escrita nos séculos XVIII e XIX, ed. Márcia Abreu (Campinas: Mercado de Letras/ FAPESP, 2008), pp. 351-74.

Portuguese-language article on Scott's Brazilian reception.

Vasconcelos, Sandra Guardini T. 'Figurações do passado: o romance histórico em Walter Scott e José de Alencar', Terceira Margem, 12.18 (2008), 15-37 <> [accessed 11 January 2011)

Portuguese-language article on the reception of Scott by Brazilian author José de Alencar (1829-77).

Villari, Enrica. '"La storia mi salvò la mente dalla completa dissipazione": Scott, Tolstoj, Hardy e la terapia della storia', in La storia nel romanzo (1800-2000), ed. M. Colummi Camerino (Rome: Bulzoni, 2008), pp. 39-54.

Italian-language article on history as therapy in Scott, Tolstoy, and Thomas Hardy.

Wall, Dan. '"Grand Napoleons of the Realm of Print": Filthy Lucre in J. G. Lockhart's Life of Scott', in The Enclave of My Nation: Cross-Currents in Irish and Scottish Studies, ed. Shane Alcobia-Murphy and Margaret Maxwell (Aberdeen: AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, 2008), pp. 217-25.

Watson, Ritchie Devon. 'Ivanhoe, Race Myth, and the Walter Scott Cultural Syndrome', in Normans and Saxons: Southern Race Mythology and the Intellectual History of the American Civil War (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University, 2008), pp. 47-71.

Witherbee, Amy. 'Habeas Corpus: British Imaginations of Power in Walter Scott's Old Mortality', New Literary History, 39 (2008), 355-67

Reads Old Mortality as a post-Waterloo exploration of the nature of sovereign power and of the emergence of modern political subjectivity. Suggests that the novel not only reflects the evolution of Scottish nationalism but also invokes a foundational moment in British sovereignty in its attention to habeas corpus.

Zemgulys, Andrea. 'Reading in Place: The Subjects of Literary Geography', in Modernism and the Locations of Literary Heritage (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 43-70.

Includes (p. 51-55) a discussion of Scott and Edinburgh.

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1 In addition to M. Brown 2008, Duncan 2008, Maxwell 2008a, and Maxwell 2008b, there are further significant passages on Scott in the following chapters of The Cambridge Companion to Fiction in the Romantic Period: William St. Clair, ‘Publishing, Authorship, and Reading’, pp. 23-46, and Ann Wierda Rowland, ‘Sentimental Fiction’, pp. 191-206.

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