Tuckwell Press: Seriously Scottish
Home | New Titles | Coming Soon | Back Catalogue | Review Basket

The European Sun:
Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Scottish Language and Literature, University of Strathclyde, 16-21 August, 1993

Edited by Graham Caie, Rod Lyall, Sally Mapstone and Kenneth Simpson

Add to basket
ISBN: 1 898410 97 6
560 pages


R.J.Lyall, Introduction
R.D.S.Jack, ‘Now Worthie Folk Suppose This Be…’ Henryson and Allegory
Alexander Broadie, Duns Scotus on Intellect and Will
Sheila Douglas, Scotland on the European Story-Telling Map
John Purser, The Song of the Cherubim
Alasdair A.MacDonald, Scottish Poetry in the Reign of Mary, Queen of Scots
Thomas Riis, Soldiers and Divines: Scottish-Danish Exchange, 1589-1707
Ned Landsman, The Foundations of Cosmopolitan Culture: The Functions of Scottish Emigration before the American Colonization
Iain Crichton Smith, The Experience of being a Bilingual Writer
Edwin Morgan, The Legacy of the Makars
B.Hudson, Literary Culture and the Early Scottish Court
B.Schoene, A Story of One Faith and Blood: ‘Orkneyinga Saga’ and the Poetics of Historical Continuity.
M.McCrillis III, Narrative Subjectivity and Narrative Distancing in James I’s ‘The Kingis Quair’
J.A.Glenn, Gilbert Hay and the Problem of Sources: The Case of the ‘Buke of the Ordre of Knychthede’
S.Mapstone, The Scots, the English and the French: an Arthurian Episode
R.L.Kindrick, Turning Law into Literature: The Influence of the ‘Ars Notaria’ on Fifteenth-Century Scottish Literature
R.Greentree, ‘Who knows if all that critics wrote was true?’:Some thoughts on Robert Henryson’s biography
M.P.McDiarmid, Robert Henryson on the ‘thing present’
A.McKim, The European Tragedy of Criseyde: the Scottish Response
R.E.Drexler, Cresseid as the Other: An Examination of Henryson’s Treatment of Cresseid in ‘The Testament of Cresseid’
S.R.McKenna, Robert Henryson, Pico della Mirandola, and late Fifteenth-Century Heroic Humanism
K.Stephenson, ‘The Thewis of Gud Woomen’: Scottish moral advice with European Connections?
D.D.Evans, Re-evaluating the case for a Scottish Romance of ‘Eger and Gryme’
L.A.J.R.Houwen, Lions without Villainy and Hermaphrodite Hares
R.J.Goldstein, ‘The Freiris of Berwik’ and the Fabliaux Tradition
C.M.Harker, ‘Chrystis Kirk of the Grene’: Dialogic Satire in Fifteenth-Century Scotland
J.Norman, William Dunbar’s Rhetoric of Power
P.Bawcutt, The French Connection: an Exercise in Demystification
K.D.Farrow, Scottish Historiographical Writing: The Evolution of Tradition
J.Wood, The Use of Tradition in Scottish Chronicles
U.Moret, Some Scottish Humanists’ Views on the Highlanders
J.E.H.Williams, Lyndsay and Europe: politics, patronage, printing
E.S.Newlyn, Traditions of Fabliau and Folklore in ‘The Cupar Banns’
R.J.Lyall, Alexander Allan (Alesius) and the Development of a Protestant Aesthetics
M.Nieves Rodrigues Ledesma, Scots-English Interaction in ‘The Complaynt of Scotland’
T.van Heijnsbergen, The Bannatyne Lyrics: from literary convention to personal expression
C.Calder, Enargeia in Montgomerie’s Poetry
D.Fissschlin, ‘Counterfeiting God’: James VI (I) and the Politics of ‘Demonologie’
T.Howard-Hill, Sir William Alexander: The Failure of Tragedy and the Tragedy of Failure (OR, The Dramatist Who Never Was)
D.Angus, Who was Laurence Fletcher?
J.D.McClure, Drummond of Hawthornden and Poetic Translation
D.W.Atkinson, The Distinctive Poetic Voice of Robert Ayton
D.Reid, Lithgow’s ‘Painful Peregrinations’
E.J.Cowan, Mother and Mistress as Political Abstraction: The Apostrophic Poetry of William Lithgow and James Graham, Marquis of Montrose
A.Meurman-Solin, Sociohistorical conditioning of Anglicization in fourteen prose genres
C.Pollner, The Kailyard Writers and their use of Old Scots
A.McGillivray, Memoirs of a European Scotland: An examination of the Medieval and Renaissance Scottish literary and linguistic tradition in the emerging Europe-orientated Scottish education systems
J.Corbett, Teaching Older Scots as a Foreign Language?
M.Fleming, Teaching Henryson in Senior School

…..Pause stranger at this small town’s edge ..
The European sun knew these streets …..
George Bruce, ‘A gateway to the sea’

If George Bruce’s fine poem describes St Andrews rather than Glasgow, and if the latter is no longer a ‘small town’, the image which provides the title for this volume nevertheless captures very well the spirit which infused the 1993 International Conference on Scottish language and Literature (Medieval and Renaissance), the seventh of its kind, the proceedings of which are published here. Jointly organised by the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, the conference had as its central focus the cultural relations between Scotland and its European neighbours, a fitting theme in a city which had recently been honoured with the title ‘European City of Culture’. If the sun did not always shine in a literal sense, an awareness of the close historical links between Scotland and the rest of Europe, including England, remained at the centre of the participants’ concerns, and the high quality of many of the papers will be apparent to the reader of this volume.