McKenna, Steven R. Books

Selected Essays on Scottish Language and Literature
1992 0-7734-9597-5
Up-to-date works by renowned figures in the field of Scottish studies, scholars from Scotland, England, Australia, and the U.S. covering the literary traditions of Scotland from the ancient poetry of the Picts to Scots translations of Italian poems in the 20th century. Essays include: Brett and Pict, Taliesin and Aneirin in Early Scotland (Matthew P. McDiarmid); "The hurt off ane happie the vther makis" - Henryson's Construction of his Audience (Rosemary Greentree & Steven R. McKenna); Prescriptions for Laughter in Some Middle Scots Poems (David Parkinson); William Dunbar - Scottish Goliard (Joanne S. Norman); "Self aboif the sternis styld" - Dunbar, Skelton, and the Beginning of the British Renaissance (James A. McGoldrick); The Political Dimensions of Desire and Sexuality in Poems of the Bannatyne Manuscript (Evelyn S. Newlyn); Janet Douglas and the Witches of Pollock - The Background of Skepticism in Scotland in the 1670s (Richard L. Harris); Dipped in Ink - Catherin Trotter's Olinda's Adventures (Edna L. Steeves); The Cultural Theater - "Being and Seeming" in Gay's Beggar's Opera and Burns' "Jolly Beggars" ( Terryli McMillan Raine); James Currie and the Making of the Burns Myth (Carol McGuirk); Scots Poetic Tradition - Wooing and Marriage in Poems by Ebenezer and Joanna B. Picken (Marilyn Malina); John Galt's Ringan Gilhaize - A Historical Novel (Margaret Elphinstone); Carlyle's Ireland and Ireland's Carlyle (Jules Seigel); William Walker and The Bards of Bon-Accord (A. M. Kinghorn); and Alastair Mackie's Translations from Leopardi (J. Derrick McClure).