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Imagining Scotland. National self-depiction in Sir Walter Scott's "Waverley", Lewis Grassic Gibbon's "Sunset Song", Irvine Welsh's "Trainspotting" and Alasdair Gray's "Lanark"

Kucznierz, Christian (2009) Imagining Scotland. National self-depiction in Sir Walter Scott's "Waverley", Lewis Grassic Gibbon's "Sunset Song", Irvine Welsh's "Trainspotting" and Alasdair Gray's "Lanark". PhD, Universität Regensburg.

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Abstract (English)

"Imagining Scotland" traces Scottish literary self-depiction in Scottish literature. It claims that Scotland must be seen as an imagined nation. Having lost its independence three hundred years ago when it became part of Great Britain, Scotland nonetheless went on seeing itself as a distinct entity. In the creation of this �Scottishness�, literature has played a vital role. It helped maintain the ...

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Translation of the abstract (German)

"Imagining Scotland" folgt den Spuren schottischer Selbstdarstellung in der Literatur. Die Arbeit behauptet, dass Schottland als imaginäre Nation gesehen werden muss. Nach dem Verlust seiner Unabhängigkeit vor 300 Jahren, als Schottland Teil Großbritanniens wurde, hat das Land nie aufgehört, sich als eigenständige Einheit zu sehen. Die Literatur trug einen entscheidenden Beitrag zur Schaffung ...

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Item type:Thesis of the University of Regensburg (PhD)
Date:18 May 2009
Referee:Prof. Dr. Rainer Emig
Date of exam:27 November 2008
Institutions:Languages and Literatures > Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik > Lehrstuhl für Anglistik (Prof. Dr. Anna-Julia Zwierlein)
Keywords:Schottland , Literatur , Nationalbewusstsein , Scott, Walter , Mitchell, James Leslie , Welsh, Irvine , Gray Alasdair , Geschichte , , literary studies , Great Britain , Scotland , cultural identity , iconicity
Dewey Decimal Classification:800 Literature > 820 English & Old English literatures
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:12281
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