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Contemporary Scottish Fiction: Film, Television and the Novel

by Duncan Petrie

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The last 20 years have witnessed an unprecedented flourishing of cultural expression in Scotland, regarded by some as a response to a growing sense of political disenfranchisement. Contemporary Scottish Fictions explores some of the major figures, works, themes and aesthetics of this cultural renaissance in the high-profile areas of film, television drama and the novel. The first half of the book focuses on the aesthetic response to the political, economic and social transformations of the '80s and '90s; from the impotent howl of the Scottish 'hard man', through the innovations of Alasdair Gray and James Kelman in literature, Bill Forsyth in cinema and John Byrne in television drama; to the much-needed engagement with female experience and subjectivity and with the new realities of Scottish post-industrial society. The second half examines high-profile generic trends such as Gothic and Detective fiction and interrogates recurring themes in Scottish film and literature such as the figure of the Child and the Travelling Scot. A wide range of novelists are discussed, including Ian Rankin, Janice Galloway, Andrew O'Hagan, Alan Spence, Candia McWilliam, Alan Warner, Iain Banks and Irvine Welsh. Filmmakers covered include Bill Douglas, Danny Boyle, Peter Mullan, Lynne Ramsay, David Mackenzie and non-Scottish directors such as Ken Loach and Lars von Trier. Features: *The first comparative study of contemporary Scottish film, television drama and the novel *The only serious consideration of the distinctive field of Scottish TV drama *Aimed at a wide readership of students and academics in Scottish Studies, Literary Studies, Film and TV Studies, as well as the general reader with an interest in contemporary Scottish culture.

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