Hieland Homers, Bog Ballads, Kailyard Modernism, Tartan Noir and Miserablism: Humanities Scholarship and Identity Politics in Postdevolution Scotland

By:
Dr Mary Isabel Greig
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An analysis of the discourses on Scottishness in Hieland Epic, Bog Ballads, Kailyard Modernism, Tartan Noir and Miserablism reveals the shape of national, local, ethnicised and gendered identities being formulated by and in writing genres in the 21st century in Scotland.


Keywords: Scottish Poetry, Identity Politics
Stream: Literature, Literary Studies, Ethnicity, Difference, Identity
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
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Dr Mary Isabel Greig

Lecturer, College of Arts Education and Social Sciences  
School of Humanities, University of Western Sydney

Australia

I was born in the era when the United Kingdom of Scotland, England and Ireland was imagined as the British Nation and as such Great Britain was said to be the foremost influence on Scottish identity. Travel, study and work in Africa, The People's Republic of China and Australia and under the influence of print and broadcast media I questioned the relationship between Scotland and Empire, Scotland and the Union of three Kingdoms. Recent visits to Scotland have rekindled my Scottishness and raised questions concerning Scotland's new place as a member of the European Union . My research project is the flowering and re-imagining of Scotland as cultural, political and economic in new writing genres: Hieland Epic, Bog Ballads, Kailyard Modernism, Tartan Noir and Miserablism. The purpose of this research project is to address the shape of national, local, ethnicised and gendered identities being formulated by and in writing genres in 21st century Scotland.

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