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Articles and Chapters on Sir Walter Scott Published in 2018

An Annotated Bibliography

Gottlieb, Evan. 'Of Meillassoux's Contingencies and Scott's Plots: Rethinking Probability in a World of Unreason', in Romanticism and Speculative Realism, ed. Chris Washington and Anne McCarthy (New York; London: Bloomsbury, 2018)

Pagination unknown. A study of Waverley, which draws on Quentin Meillassoux's L'Inexistence divine and Science Fiction and Extro-Science Fiction to consider how Scott's novels exemplify the law of Hyper-Chaotic contigency.

Gül, Sinan. '"Hospitality to the exile and broken bones to the tyrant'": Early Modernity in Walter Scott's Waverley', Prague Journal of English Studies, 7 (2018), 27-44.

Hessell, Nikki. ‘Naming: Aloha Ivanhoe', in Romantic Literature and the Colonised World: Lessons from Indigenous Translations (Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), pp. 91-121.

Examines a serialised Hawaiian translation of Ivanhoe, published in 1871-1872 in the newspaper Ke Au Okoa (The New Era). The chapter suggests that the overt colonial themes in Scott’s novel, and in particular the challenges of taxonomies and naming practices in colonial contexts, are reactivated by the translator John Makini Kapena to elucidate a contemporary crisis in the Hawaiian monarchical succession and the difficulties of integrating Hawaiian taxonomies of rank within Euroamerican political structures. This focus, in turn, can be perceived in Scott’s reactions to the end of the Regency in Britain and the establishment of a new monarchy under George IV.

Lynch, Andrew. 'Contested Chivalry: Youth at War in Walter Scott and Charlotte M. Yonge', in Romance Rewritten: Essays for Helen Cooper, ed. Elizabeth Archibald, Megan Leitch, and Corinne Saunders (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2018), pp. 241-56.

Walter Scott much influenced Charlotte M. Yonge in her medievalist fictions. For both writers awareness of common objections to chivalry, and to the perceived violence of
the medieval past in general, shaped narrative and ideological strategies, and led them to discriminate carefully between what was to be considered truly valuable in chivalry and what was excessive and dangerous.

Napton, Dani. 'Historical Romance and the Mythology of Charles I in D’Israeli, Scott, and Disraeli', English Studies, 99 (2018), 148-65.

Isaac D’Israeli, Sir Walter Scott and Benjamin Disraeli, sought to negate, counter or dismantle prevailing Whig representations of modern British history by referencing Charles I and his fate. Isaac D’Israeli and Scott saw the need to construct agonistic, Tory interpretations of the past, countering Whig interpretations of the Civil War, and ofthe regicide specifically, by reinventing the mythology of Charles I. Benjamin Disraeli employed the mythology of Charles I differently from his father and by Scott: in order comprehensively to denounce and dismantle Whig interpretations of history from medieval to then-contemporary times, and to construct an alternate, inherently Tory perspective on the social ills of his time in his fiction and non-fiction.

Napton, Dani, and A. D. Cousins. '‘Indecorum, Compromised Authority and the Sovereign Body Politic in The Fortunes of Nigel and The Heart of Mid-Lothian', Journal of English Studies (2018), 27-46.

Pike, Judith E. 'Disability in Charlotte Brontë's Early Novellas, Jane Eyre and Villette: The Legacy of Finic's Disabled and Racialized Body', Brontë Studies, 43 (2018), 114-24.

Includes a discussion of the influence of Scott's The Black Drawf on Charlotte Brontë's The Foundling (1833).

Quinnell, James. '"It is well that he does remain there": the importance of Joseph in Wuthering Heights', Brontë Studies, 43 (2018), 198-208.

Includes a comparison of Joseph in Wuthering Heights with Caleb Balderstone in Scott's The Bride of Lammermoor.

Tulloch, Graham. ‘Walter Scott and Waterloo’, Romanticism, 24 (2018), 266-77.

On The Field of Waterloo and Paul's Letters to His Kinsfolk.

Wood, Michael. 'Notes on a Scandal: Robison, Scott, and the Reception of Kotzebue in Scotland', Notes and Queries, 65 (2018), 314-16.

Wood, Michael. 'An old friend in a foreign land': Walter Scott, Götz von Berlichingen, and Drama Between Cultures', Oxford German Studies, 47 (2018), 5-16.

Scott’s translations of German plays are largely seen as expressing his interest in medieval themes and the historical individual, and as linguistically deficient works that aided the young man in his artistic development. But his translation of Götz von Berlichingen shows that Scott emphasizes the commonalities between German and British culture: in foregrounding the influence of Shakespeare on Goethe and drawing analogies between German and British historical customs, Scott points his readers towards the familiarity of the foreign culture. Following in Lessing’s footsteps, Scott uses cultural similarity in dramatic texts to encourage appreciation for another culture and promote the development of his own.

Wood, Michael. 'On Form and Feeling: German Drama and the Young Walter Scott', German Life and Letters, 71 (2018), 395-414.

This article reassesses Walter Scott's period of reading and translating German drama in the years 1796-98. This has been seen as a pivotal moment in Scott's career, when he discovered medieval motifs and the literary depiction of the historical individual, elements which he went on to incorporate into his novels. However, studying the six plays Scott translated (by Iffland, Babo, Maier, Goethe, Schiller, and Lessing) within the context of the Scottish reception of German drama, this article shows that there is much more to this encounter. Scott saw in these plays the results of formal innovation in casting off the rules of classical drama and portraying situations in which passionate characters could be brought to life. These insights point to the sources of many of Scott's later innovations in narrative form. Scott's narrative structure owes much to the plotting, dialogue, and primacy of situation found in German drama.

Ziolkowski, Theodore. 'The Infanticide Theme: A Legal-Literary Link between Goethe and Scott?', Modern Philology, 115 (2018), 412-23.

On The Heart of Midlothian.

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