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Articles and Chapters on Sir Walter Scott Published in 2015

An Annotated Bibliography

Duncan, Ian. 'The Discovery of Scotland: Walter Scott and World Literature in the Age of Union', in Scotland 2014 and Beyond: Coming of Age and Loss of Innocence?, ed. Klaus Peter Müller (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2015)

Pagination unknown.

Ferris, Ina. 'From ‘National Tale’ to ‘Historical Novel’: Edgeworth, Morgan, and Scott', in British Romanticism: Criticism and Debates, ed. Mark Canuel (London: Routledge, 2015)

Pagination unknown.

Galaby, Huda A. ‘Sir Walter Scott: A Supreme Purveyor of Scottish History and Society’, International Journal of English and Education, 4.1 (2015), 439-45 <> [accessed 29 April 2015]

Jager, Colin. 'Hippogriffs in the Library: Realism and Opposition from Hume to Scott', in Unquiet Things: Secularism in the Romantic Age (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015), pp. 125-52.

Charts the development of a social and literary mode aimed at containing the Jacobite threat, from Hume to Scott's Waverley and Rob Roy, culminating in the thing that Scott calls 'history' and which literary studies calls 'novelistic realism'. See also Jager 2009 and Jager 2011.

Napton, Dani. 'Sir Walter Scott: Home, Nation, and the Denial of Revolution', in Home and Nation in British Literature from the English to the French Revolutions, ed. A. D. Cousins and Geoffrey Payne (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015), pp. 250-65.

Discusses Waverley and Redgauntlet.

Peacocke, Emma. 'Facing History: Galleries and Portraits in Waverley's Historiography', in Romanticism and the Museum (Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp. 57-86.

Analyses how art galleries and portrait galleries are a crucial component in Scottís elaborate historical and national framework in Waverley. The novel tacitly advocates a new, more detail-oriented mode of thinking about history and aesthetics, in which public museums and displays are prominent means of contrasting past and present, both in their content and in viewersí ability to understand and historically situate what they see. An earlier version appeared in the European Romantic Review, 22 (2011).

Rangarajan, Padma. 'History's Rank Stew: Walter Scott, James Mill, and the Politics of Time', Romanticism, 21 (2015), 59-71.

Reads Chronicles of the Canongate as an interrogation of imperial geopolitics, offering, in particular, a counterpoint to James Mill's The History of British India (1817).

Tulloch, Graham. 'Walter Scott, the Bushranger and the Bandit', in 'Whaddaya Know?': Writings for Syd Harrex, ed. Ron Blaber (Mile End, SA: Wakefield Press, 2015), pp. 14-26.

Discusses Scott's interest in the Australian bushranger Michael Howe (a rare copy of whose biography by Samuel Marsden is in the Library at Abbotsford) and the Calabrian bandit Francesco Moscato (as attested by his unfinished novella 'Bizarro') and what it tells us about Scott's reaction to extreme violence.

Wallace, Tara Ghoshal. 'Historical Redgauntlet: Jacobite Delusions and Hanoverian Fantasies', Romanticism, 21 (2015), 145-59.

Whyte, Christopher. 'What Walter Scott Can Offer Us Today', in Gael and Lowlander in Scottish Literature: Cross-Currents in Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century, ed. Christopher MacLachlan and Ronald W. Renton (Glasgow: Scottish Literature International, 2015), pp. 56-71.

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