Ireland and Scotland
Culture and society, 1700–2000
Liam McIlvanney & Ray Ryan, editors
Recent years have seen the consolidation of a new field of academic inquiry: Irish-Scottish Studies. This specially commissioned volume is the most comprehensive comparative study yet of the history, culture, languages and literatures of Ireland and Scotland. Topics include drama and film, Romanticism and genre, sport and Celticism, Presbyterianism and nationalism. An afterword from Tom Devine assesses the current state and shape of the field.
Liam McIlvanney's Burns the radical: poetry and politics in late 18th-century Scotland won the Saltire First Book of the Year Award in 2002. He is senior lecturer in the school of language and literature, University of Aberdeen. Ray Ryan is editor of Writing in the Irish republic: literature, culture, politics 1949–1999, and author of Ireland and Scotland: literature and culture, state and nation, 1966–2000.