Ulster-Scots Writing

An Anthology

Edited by: Frank Ferguson

The proximity of the province of Ulster to Scotland has resulted in a lively confluence of peoples, ideas and cultures for many centuries. This has been recorded in an abundance of texts that express Ulster's complex and dynamic relationship with Scotland. This anthology of Ulster-Scots writing charts the breadth and diversity of Scottish influences upon Ulster writing from the 17th century to the present day. For the first time, this is explored through literary prose, poetry and drama and a number of other important genres - philosophy, political and polemical texts, sermons, historiography,~autobiographies and folk writings. The collection records how familiar and less well-known Ulster writers negotiate Scottish inheritances in their work. As well as introducing readers to significant works, the anthology offers fully annotated texts with biographical notices of each author. The book is aimed at all those interested in the cultural, linguistic and literary history of Ulster. It provides a timely contribution to debates on Ulster-Scots language, identity and heritage and celebrates a significant literary tradition.

527 pages

Publication Date: 8/22/2008
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781846820748