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Revising Robert Burns and Ulster
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Hardback
198pp. May 2009
ISBN:
978-1-84682-197-4
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Revising Robert Burns and Ulster

Literature, Religion and Politics, c.1770-1920

Frank Ferguson & Andrew R. Holmes, editors

In a broad-ranging series of essays this book, published in the 250th anniversary year of the birth of Robert Burns, offers a timely opportunity to re-examine the relationships between Burns and writers of literature in the north of Ireland.

Contents: Andrew R. Homes (QUB), Presbyterian religion, poetry, and politics in Ulster, 1770-1850; Frank Ferguson (UU), ‘Burns the Conservative’: revising the Lowland Scottish tradition in Ulster poetry; Carol Baraniuk (U Glasgow), The independence of the Ulster-Scots poetic tradition; Jennifer Orr (U Glasgow), Samuel Thomson and the poetics of Ulster Scots identity; John Erskine (Stranmillis College), Robert Burns and Ulster, 1786-c.1830; Frank Ferguson, John Erskine & Roger Dixon, Collecting Burns in the north of Ireland, 1844-1902; Norman Vance (U Sussex), Northern fiction after Carleton; Colin Walker (QUB), Presbyterianism in Irish fiction, 1780-1920.

Frank Ferguson is a research associate at the Institute of Ulster Scots Studies, University of Ulster, Magee. Andrew R. Holmes is a lecturer in modern Irish history, Queen's University Belfast.

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