England's Scotland

Robert Crawford

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Examining the treatment of Scotland in Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', Johnson's 'Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland' and Woolf's 'To the Lighthouse', this chapter argues that major English writers portray Scotland as ruined and 'other'; it highlights the lack of imaginative interest in Britishness on the part of major creative writers from England, and sees this as an significant aspect of the weakening of commitment to Unionism in Scotland and England.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiterature and Union
Subtitle of host publicationScottish Texts, British Contexts
EditorsGerard Carruthers, Colin Kidd
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780191853722
ISBN (Print)9780198736233
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • British Unionism
  • Scotland


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