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  • The Year’s Publications for 2013: A Selected List

Fourteenth to Seventeenth Century

Edmondson, George (2013) ‘Henryson’s Doubt: Neighbors and Negation in The Testament of Cresseid’, in Crocker, Holly and D. Vance Smith, eds., Medieval Literature: Criticism and Debates, London: Routledge. ISBN 9780415667890
Maley, Willy and Rory Loughnane eds. (2013) Celtic Shakespeare: The Bard and the Borderers Farnham: Ashgate. ISBN 9781409422594

A comprehensive, thought-provoking collection and a significant statement in the field of Shakespeare Studies and archipelagic studies more widely. The collection successfully continues what has been termed ‘the Celtic turn’ in Shakespeare Studies.

Mason, Roger A. (2013) ‘Certeine Matters Concerning the Realme of Scotland: George Buchanan and Scottish Self-Fashioning at the Union of the Crowns’, The Scottish Historical Review 92 (1), pp. 38–65.
Parkinson, David J. ed. (2013) James VI & I, Literature and Scotland: Tides of Change, 15671625, Leuven: Peeters. ISBN 9789042926912

Parkinson’s edited collection is one of the year’s most significant publications in Early Modern Scottish Literature. The collection covers six decades and a range of subjects and poets. Theo Van Heijnsbergen and Alessandro Petrina respectively examine the poetry of William Fowler; Petrina examines Italian influences on Fowler’s poetry while van Heijnsbergen explores literary coteries by way of Fowler’s Triumphs of Petrarke. The collection includes studies focused specifically on James VI and I. Gillian Sargent looks at ‘reading as moral investment’ in Essayes of a Prentise and Alasdair A. MacDonald investigates politics and propaganda in The Whole Prophesie of Scotland. The collection also includes two ‘archipelagic’ [End Page 103] studies, one on the Irish poet Walter Quin by John Flood and Priscilla Bawcutt’s ‘John Donne: The Scottish Connection’.

Villani, Stefano (2013) ‘From Mary Queen of Scots to the Scottish Capuchins: Scotland as a symbol of Protestant persecution in seventeenth-century Italian literature’, Innes Review 64, pp. 100–119. DOI 10.3366/inr.2013.0055, ISSN 0020–157X
Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2013) Coteries, commendatory verse and Jacobean poetics: William Fowler’s Triumphs of Petrarke and its Castalian circles, in Parkinson, D. J. (ed.) James VI and I, Literature and Scotland: Tides of Change, 15671625, Leuven: Peeters. ISBN 9789042926912
Van Heijnsbergen, T. (2013) ‘The Renaissance uses of a medieval Seneca: murder, stoicism, and gender in the marginalia of Glasgow Hunter 297’, Studies in Scottish Literature 39 (1), pp. 55–81. ISSN 0039–3770

Looks at a Scottish reader’s annotations in a medieval French manuscript of Seneca’s tragedies and analyses what the marginalia may reveal about early seventeenth century Scottish literary culture. Van Heijnsbergen further explores the role of Seneca and stoicism in Scottish literature and its influence on the court of James VI.

Wingfield, Emily (2013) The Trojan Legend in Medieval Scottish Literature, Martlesham: Boydell & Brewer. ISBN: 9781843843641

Items providing useful historical context

Poska, Allyson, Jane Couchman and Katherine McIver eds. (2013) The Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe, Farnham: Ashgate. ISBN 9781409418177

Ashgate’s publication is a significant and substantial collection. Comprising of twenty-five essays it is split into three parts: ‘Religion’, ‘Embodied Lives’ and ‘Cultural production’. This companion is the culmination of three decades of scholarship which has produced a vibrant field which in the words of the editors ‘has refined, reconceptualised, and reoriented our understanding of both women’s and men’s experiences between 1400 and 1800.’ This is essential reading for anyone interested in early modern studies and the history of gender more broadly.

Bueltmann, Tanla, Andrew Hinsen and Graeme Morton eds. (2013) The [End Page 104] Scottish Diaspora, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN 9780748648924

The Scottish Diaspora examines the mass migration of Scots from 1700 to 1945. It assesses the experiences of Scots within Britain and Ireland and further afield in the United States, Canada, Africa, Asia and the Antipodes. It also examines the impact of migration on Scotland. This historical analysis will be of interest to anyone studying Post-colonialism, Subaltern Studies or Scottish Literature from 1700 to the present.

Mansfield, Susan and Alistair Moffat eds. (2013) The Great Tapestry of Scotland: The Making of a Masterpiece, Edinburgh: Birlinn. ISBN 9781780271330
Hammond, Matthew ed. (2013) New Perspectives on Medieval Scotland, 1093–1286, Martlesham: Boydell...


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