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Articles and Chapters on Sir Walter Scott Published in 2010

An Annotated Bibliography

Berton, Jean. 'Translating Scottish Literary Texts: A Linguistic Clover-Leaf', International Journal of Scottish Literature, 7 (2010) <> [accessed 26 August 2011]

Includes a discussion of French translations of Scott by A.-J-B. Defauconpret and Sylvère Monod.

Bragg, Tom. 'Scott’s Elementals: Vanishing Points between Space and Narrative in the Waverley Novels', Studies in the Novel, 42 (2010), 205-26.

Brown, Iain Gordon. '"Consigned with indifference to the chance of an auction": The Lives and Meanings of Sir Walter Scott’s Writing-Cabinet', Bulletin of the Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club, 2010, 10-20.

Buck, Michael, and Peter Garside. 'New Materials Discovered at Abbotsford', Journal of the Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 5 (2010), 65-83.

Camden, Jennifer. 'Scott and the Origins of Historical Romance', in Secondary Heroines in Nineteenth-Century British and American Novels (Farnham: Ashgate, 2010), pp. 59-93.

Compares the roles of Rebecca and Rowena in Ivanhoe and of Flora MacIvor and Rose Bradwardine in Waverley.

Carruthers, Gerard, Lindsay Levy, Helena Reilly, Julie Renfrew, and Mark Wilson. 'Some Recent Discoveries in Robert Burns Studies', Scottish Literary Review, 2.1 (2010), 143-58.

Includes (pp. 151-54) a discussion of two satirical broadsides by Burns ('Fy, let us a’ to Kirkcudbright' and 'Buy braw troggin') in Scott's library at Abbotsford.

Carson, James P. 'Popular versus Legitimate Authority in Scott's The Heart of Mid-Lothian', in Populism, Gender, and Sympathy in the Romantic Novel (Basingstoke: New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), pp. 45-74.

Carson, James P. 'Scott and the Romantic Dog', Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 33 (2010), 647-61.

Noting the centrality of dogs in Walter Scott's life and novels, this article argues that animal metaphors mark the transgression of the boundary between human and animal. Guy Mannering employs animal metaphor conventionally, with the hierarchy of dog breeds serving as a model for and rationalisation of inequality in human society. In The Black Dwarf, however, Scott questions whether society can be a founded on a conception of the natural order. For Scott, dogs provide access to affect and, owing to their connections with memory, help to construct human subjectivity.

Cavaliero, Roderick. 'Scott and the Quest for Chivalry: The Myth of the Crusades', in Ottomania: The Romantics and the Myth of the Islamic Orient (London: I. B. Tauris, 2010), pp. 159-72.

Discusses The Betrothed, Ivanhoe, The Siege of Malta, and The Talisman.

Chiu, Kang-yen. 'Orientalism, Hospitality and Empire in The Talisman', in Founder to Shore: Cross-Currents in Irish and Scottish Studies, ed. Shane Alcobia-Murphy, Lindsay Milligan and Dan Wall (Aberdeen: AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, 2010), pp. 55-64.

Chyk, Denys. ‘Retseptsya romanu V. Skotta The Heart of Mid-Lothian y povisti H. Kvitki-Osnovianenka “Kozyr-Divka”', Naukovi zapysky. Serya ‘Filolohichna’, 15 (2010), 304-12.

Ukrainian-language article about the reception of Scott's The Heart of Mid-Lothian on Hryhorii Kvitka-Osnovianenko's tale 'Kozyr-Divka' (1838).

Cooper, Joan Garden. 'Ivanhoe: The Rebel Scott and the Soul of a Nation', Scottish Literary Review, 2.2 (2010), 45-63.

Argues that in Ivanhoe Scott examines the idea of exile and belonging through the figure of Rebecca who becomes a cipher for Scotland’s position within Britain in 1819.

Cousins, A. D., and Dani Napton. 'The Sexuality of James I in Scott’s The Fortunes of Nigel', The Explicator, 68 (2010), 9-12.

Cronin, Richard. 'Jack and Gill', in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 203-28.1

Includes discussions of Scott's The Abbot, Guy Mannering, Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Rob Roy, Saint Ronan's Well, and 'The Duel of Wharton and Stuart'.

Cronin, Richard. 'Pistols and Horsewhips', in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 123-53.

Includes discussions of Scott on dueling (pp. 123-24) and on the literary profession (pp. 145-52), the latter with particular reference to The Fortunes of Nigel, Kenilworth, and Saint Ronan's Well.

Cronin, Richard. 'Two Dinners', in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 18-38.

Includes discussions of Scott's involvement with the Edinburgh Pitt Dinner of 1821 (pp. 19-20), and the journal The Beacon (pp. 20-22). Also refers to The Antiquary (pp. 25-31), The Fortunes of Nigel (pp. 24-25), and The Abbot (pp. 31-32).

Cronin, Richard. 'Two Duels', in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 1-17.

Includes discussions of Scott's involvement with the Tory journals The Sentinel and The Beacon (pp. 8-10) and in the events leading to the duel between Jonathan Christie and John Scott on 16 February 1821 which resulted in the latter's death (esp. pp. 16-17).

Davidson, Mary Catherine. 'Medievalism and Monolingualism', in Medievalism, Multilingualism, and Chaucer (Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), pp. 17-44.

Includes a discussion of Ivanhoe as a work of popular language history.

De Groot, Jerome. 'Sir Walter Scott: The Waverley Novels and their Influence', in The Historical Novel (Abingdon: Routledge, 2010), pp. 17-23.

Focuses in particular on Waverley.

De Groot, Jerome. 'Theoretical Paradigms: George Lukács and the Birth of the Historical Novel', in The Historical Novel (Abingdon: Routledge, 2010), pp. 24-29.

Discusses Lukács's reading of Scott in his The Historical Novel (1937) with particular reference to Waverley.

De Groot, Jerome. 'Theoretical Paradigms: Manzoni, the "Naked Historian"', in The Historical Novel (Abingdon: Routledge, 2010), pp. 29-32.

Discusses Manzoni's transformation of Scott's model for the historical novel, with particular reference to Waverley.

Degott, Pierre. 'Walter Scott et l'opéra', Avant-Scène Opéra, 255 (2010), 64-68.

Part of an issue dedicated to Rossini's La donna del lago (1819), an operatic adaptation of The Lady of the Lake.

Devereux, David F. 'Two Letters from Joseph Train Relating to his Early Literary Career and Collaboration with (Sir) Walter Scott', Transactions of the Dumfriesshire and Galloway Natural History and Antiquarian Society, 84 (2010), 161-63.

Drake, George A. '"Fanciful Devotion": Ritualization in Walter Scott's Old Mortality', Studies in Romanticism, 49 (2010), 133-52.

Duggett, Tom. 'Introduction', in Gothic Romanticism: Architecture, Politics, and Literary Form (Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), pp. 1-24.

Includes a discussion of Scott, pp. 11-15.

Fetzer, Margret. 'Beyond Beginning: Walter Scott's (Para)textualisation of Scottishness.'
Anglia, 128 (2010), 273-97.

Argues that the Scotland and Scottishness of Waverley and Rob Roy are beyond beginning in that they are significantly textualised, i.e. implicated in processes of reading and writing. Since these novels present reading and writing as inseparably entangled, any hierarchical relation or clear-cut opposition between Scottishness and Englishness is hard to maintain.There is an equally debatable boundary between paratext and primary material. Scott's strategies of (para)textualisation blur and obscure supposedly hard and fast cultural as well as aesthetic distinctions. They thus undermine colonial power binaries of English domination and Scottish subordination, permitting a reading of Scott from a postcolonial perspective.

Fielding, Penny. '"A Lady of the Isles": Margaret Chalmers’ Letters to Walter Scott and Two New Poems', Scottish Literary Review, 2.2 (2010), 23-44.

Discusses letters sent to Scott by the Shetlandic poet Margaret Chalmers (1758-1827) and two poems that she presented to Scott.

García Díaz, Enrique. 'Los relatos góticos de Sir Walter Scott: "La habitación tapizada"', Narrativas, 17 (2010), 42-45 <> [accessed 11 June 2010]

A brief Spanish-language study identifying Gothic elements in Scott's short story 'The Tapestried Chamber' and situating them within the British Gothic tradition.

Garside, Peter. 'Illustrating the Waverley Novels: Scott, Scotland, and the London Print Trade, 1819-1836', The Library, 11 (2010), 168-96.

Gottlieb, Evan. 'Blameless Empires and Long-Forgotten Melodies: Anne Grant’s The Highlanders, Walter Scott’s The Lay of the Last Minstrel, and the Poetry of Sympathetic Britishness', JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory, 40 (2010), 253-74.

Hernández, Isabel. 'Der Heilige: Zu einer Interpretation von Conrad Ferdinand Meyers Novelle in der Tradition Walter Scotts', Angermion, 3 (2010), 117-33.

German-language article on Der Heilige (1879), a Scott-influenced novella by Swiss writer Conrad Ferdinand Meyer.

Hilliard, Raymond F. 'The Murderous "Mother" in The Heart of Mid-Lothian and The Bride of Lammermoor', in Ritual Violence and the Maternal in the British Novel, 1740-1820 ( Cranbury, NJ: Bucknell University Press, 2010), pp. 205-33.

Hoagwood, Terence. 'Sir Walter Scott: "Ballad Deception", and Romantic Pseudo-Songs' in From Song to Print: Romantic Pseudo-Songs (Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), pp. 23-44.

Discusses Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border.

Jordan, Christopher. 'A Spode Plaque of Abbotsford, Home of Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)', Spode Society Review, 3 (May 2010), 974-75.

Discusses a felspar porcelain plaque of Abbotsford House made by Spode of Stoke-on-Trent which belongs to the ceramic collection of the Cuming Museum, Southwark, London. Concludes that the design is based on an engraving by William Home Lizars which was published as a frontispiece to James Morton's Abbeys of Teviotdale & Abbotsford, the Seat of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. (Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, 1832).

Krueger, Christine L. 'The Motives of Advocacy', in Reading for the Law: British Literary History and Gender Advocacy (Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia Press, 2010), pp. 201-54.

Includes (pp. 224-26) a discussion of infanticide in The Heart of Mid-Lothian, as compared to George Eliot's treatment of the same theme in Adam Bede.

Krueger, Christine L. 'Precedent', in Reading for the Law: British Literary History and Gender Advocacy (Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia Press, 2010), pp. 23-98.

Includes (pp. 87-91) a discussion of Scott and witchcraft, with particular reference to Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft.

Levy, Lindsay. '"Long live to thy fame and peace to thy soul": Walter Scott’s Collection of Robert Burns’s Books and Manuscripts', Scottish Archives, 16 (2010), 32-40.

Lumsden, Alison. 'Stevenson, Scott and Scottish History', in The Edinburgh Companion to Robert Louis Stevenson, ed. Penny Fielding (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010), pp. 70-85.

McCracken-Flesher. 'Over the Water to Memory Loss: Forgetting the Foreign from Scott to the Scottish Parliament', Quaderni del Premio Letterario Giuseppe Acerbi, 11 (2010), 70-73.

McDowell, Paula. '"The art of printing was fatal": Print Commerce and the Idea of Oral Tradition in Long Eighteenth-Century Ballad Discourse', in Ballads and Broadsides in Britain, 1500-1800, ed Patricia Fumerton, Anita Guerrini and Kris McAbee (Farnham: Ashgate, 2010), pp. 35-56.

Includes a discussion of Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border which focuses, in particular, on Scott's contention that the invention of print destroyed the feudal role of the Minstrel as the preserver of oral tradition.

McLane, Maureen N. 'Mediating Antiquarians in Britain, 1760-1830: The Invention of Oral Tradition, or, Close Reading before Coleridge', in This is Enlightenment, ed. Clifford Siskin and William Warner (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010), pp. 247-64.

Includes a discussion of Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border.

Maillard, Michel. 'Du poème narratif au livret', Avant-Scène Opéra, 255 (2010)

  • Part of an issue dedicated to Rossini's La donna del lago (1819), an operatic adaptation of The Lady of the Lake. This essay discusses the elaboration of the libretto by Andrea Leone Trottola. Pagination unknown.

Martínez García, Montserrat. 'Anti-Nationalism in Scott's Old Mortality', CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, 12.1 (2010) <> [accessed 27 August 2010]

Charts the relationship between national identity and war in Old Mortality and examines how far it coincide or conflicts with the uniform ideology of nationalism. Argues that, far from being a blinkered nationalist, Scott's narrative of war and its accompanying ideologies reveal that in the novel historical, political, and religious identities do not constitute the text as a description of a homogeneous nation and that Scott's text can stand as a narrative against nineteenth-century nationalism in England.

Mergenthal, Silvia. '"An Imaginary Line Drawn through Waste and Wilderness": Scott's The Talisman', in Romantic Localities: Europe Writes Place, ed. Christoph Bode and Jacqueline Labbe (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2010), pp. 209-19.

Moore, Dafydd. '"A Blank Made": Ossian, Sincerity, and the Possibilities of Forgery', in Romanticism, Sincerity, and Authenticity, ed. Tim Milnes and Kerry Sinanan (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), pp. 58-79.

Includes (pp. 62-69) a discussion of the themes of chivalry and romance in Waverley.

Moore, Jane, and John Strachan. 'Sir Walter Scott', in Key Concepts in Romantic Literature (Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, pp. 220-22.

Focuses on Waverley.

Napton, Dani. 'A Confined Place: The Political Significance of Locale and Language in Woodstock', AUMLA, 114 (2010), 23-38

Newby, Andrew G. 'A Swedish View of Scott’s Scotland: Carl Graffman’s Skottska vuer (1830)', History Scotland, 10.3 (2010), 25-30.

Discusses the travel writing and painting of Swedish landscape artist Carl Samuel Graffman (1802-62). Focuses on particular on his watercolour paintings of Abbotsford and other sites with strong Scott connections such as Roslin and Stirling Castle.

Oliver, Susan. 'Ecologies of Disaffection: Interpreting Wastelands in Charles Brockden Brown’s Edgar Huntly and Walter Scott’s The Bride of Lammermoor', in An Interpretive Turn: Art, Literature, and Culture in the 19th and 20th Century, ed. H. H. Yuan and S. F. Lui (Taipei: Bookman, 2010), pp. 23-39.

Ragussis, Michael. '"For our English eyes": Regendering Ethnic Performance in the Novel', in Theatrical Nation: Jews and other Outlandish Englishmen in Georgian Britain (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010), pp. 163-94.

Includes a discussion of Flora MacIvor as an 'ethnic heroine' in Waverley.

Rigney, Ann. 'The Many Afterlives of Ivanhoe', in Performing the Past: Memory, History, and Identity in Modern Europe, ed. Karin Tilmans, Frank van Vree, and Jay Winter (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2010), pp. 207-33.

Rowlinson, Matthew. 'Curiosities and the Money Form in the Waverley Novels', in Real Money and Romanticism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 55-99.

Discusses, in particular, The Antiquary, The Betrothed, and The Talisman.

Sabiron, Céline. 'Homecoming and Liminality in Walter Scott’s Guy Mannering', Études écossaises, 13 (2010), 103-17.

Shows how Scott’s Guy Mannering stages three different kinds of homecoming (Bertram/Brown, Meg Merrilies, Mannering himself). The returning exiles find themselves constantly out of place and time, inhabiting a liminal space at the periphery of a country and at the margin of society, and a liminal time between chronological linearity and cyclical circularity. Ultimately, their homecomings prove mutually exclusive, as each claims the same home (Ellangowan) and can only be realized in the literary home created by Scott himself.

Sabiron, Céline. 'Places in Translation in Walter Scott's The Heart of Mid-Lothian', Études anglaises, 63 (2010), 402-11.

The Heart of Mid-Lothian is Walter Scott’s novel of mobility, encompassing the whole of Great Britain. Yet, the translation of verbal maps into geographical ones only leads to a pseudo-translation as places prove unmappable. Jeanie’s Scottish place of residence seems to follow her wherever she travels, as if it were ‘transplanted’ or, more precisely, translated. Ungraspable and unfixable, places are transferred from the real to the imaginary where space and time are changeable and deformable at will through the imagination of the narrator, the characters and the reader.

Sabiron, Céline. 'Le Rôle de l’intertexte et du palimpseste dans la création d’une Écosse mythique dans Waverley et Rob Roy de Walter Scott', E-rea, 7.2 (2010) <> [accessed 31 August 2010]

Analyses how Scott's depiction of the Highlands in Waverley and Rob Roy rhetorically weaves together images drawn from national myth and pre-existing literary works in order to create a new post-Union, post-Culloden Scottisn national identity.

Samuels, Maurice. 'Romantic Exoticism: Eugénie Foa and the Dilemmas of Assimilation', in Inventing the Israelite: Jewish Fiction in Nineteenth-Century France (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2010), pp. 37-73.

Includes a discussion of the influence of Scott's Ivanhoe on the depiction of Jewish characters in the historical novels of Eugénie Foa (1796-1852).

Savy, Nicole. 'De William Shakespeare à Walter Scott', in Les Juifs des romantiques: le discours de la littérature sur les Juifs, de Chateaubriand à Hugo (Paris : Belin, 2010).

On Scott's treatment of Jewish characters and its influence on the depiction of Jews in French Romanticism; pagination unknown.

Shields, Juliet. 'Rebellions and Re-Unions in the Historical Novel', in Sentimental Literature and Anglo-Scottish Identity, 1745-1820 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 139-72.

Includes discussions of The Bride of Lammermoor (pp. 144-52) and St. Ronan's Well (pp. 165-69).

Simpson, Erik. '"A Good One Though Rather for the Foreign Market": Walter Scott, Lord Byron, and the Romantic Mercenary', in Mercenaries in British and American literature, 1790-1830: Writing, Fighting, and Marrying for Money (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010), pp. 90-129.

See E. Simpson 2009 for an earlier version of this chapter.

Stafford, Fiona. 'Scott’s Border Vision', in Local Attachments: The Province of Poetry (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 135-75.

Focuses on Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border.

Stevens, Anne H. 'Epilogue: Ivanhoe and Historical Fiction', in British Historical Fiction before Scott (Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), pp. 150-63.

Tredennick, Bianca. '"A Labor of Death and a Labor against Death": Scott's Cenotaphic Paratexts', European Romantic Review, 21 (2010), 49-64.

Argues that the paratexts (notes, introductions, etc.) that Scott prepared for the Magnum Opus edition of the Waverley Novels must be seen as essential components of his historiography. Through the paratexts, Scott offers a complex reading of his own historiographic work, one that denies any simple claims to recapturing or revivifying the past in favor of an honest reckoning with the way in which all historical projects become cenotaphic replacements for that which they seek to memorialize.

Wallace, Tara Ghoshal. 'Rhetorical Manipulations: Walter Scott's Guy Mannering and "The Surgeon's Daughter"', in Imperial Characters: Home and Periphery in Eighteenth-Century Literature (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2010), pp. 146-66.

An earlier version appeared in European Romantic Review, 13 (2002).

Watson, Nicola J. 'Readers of Romantic Locality: Tourists, Loch Katrine and The Lady of the Lake', in Romantic Localities: Europe Writes Place, ed. Christoph Bode and Jacqueline Labbe (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2010), pp. 67-79.

Wolfson, Susan J. 'Gazing on "Byron": Separation and Fascination', in Romantic Interactions: Social Being and the Turns of Literary Action (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010), pp. 211-52.

Includes a discussion of Scott's views on Byron.

Zarandona Fernández, Juan Miguel. ‘La recuperación del libreto de la ópera Artús (1897) de Amadeu Vives (1871-1932): una reescritura de los versos artúricos de Walter Scott’, in Reescrituras y traducción: perspectivas comparatistas (Barcelona: Universitat Pompeu Fabra – SELGYC, 2010), II: 173-85.

Spanish-language article on the opera Artús (1897) by Catalan composer Amadeu Vives, with a libretto by Sebastià Trullol based on Scott's poem The Bridal of Triermain.


1 There are numerous references to Scott throughout Cronin's monograph. The current page lists only those chapters where they appear to be most extensive.

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