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Writing and Orality: Nationality, Culture, and Nineteenth-Century Scottish Fiction

Penny Fielding

Abstract

This book explores the concepts of nationality and culture in the context of 19th-century Scottish fiction, through the writing of Walter Scott, James Hogg, R. L. Stevenson, and Margaret Oliphant. It describes the relationship between speech writing as a foundation of the literary construction of a particular national identity, exploring how orality and literacy are figured in 19th-century preoccupations with the definition of ‘culture’. It further examines the importance of romance revival in the ascendancy of the novel and the development of that genre across a century which saw the novel st ... More

Keywords: nationality, culture, Scottish fiction, Walter Scott, James Hogg, R. L. Stevenson, Margaret Oliphant, speech writing, national identity, orality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198121800
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121800.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Penny Fielding, author
Edinburgh University