The Fin-de-Siècle Scottish Revival: Romance, Decadence and Celtic Identity



Shaw M (2019) The Fin-de-Siècle Scottish Revival: Romance, Decadence and Celtic Identity. Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

As the Irish Revival took shape and the Home Rule debate dominated UK politics, what was happening in Scotland? This book reveals a distinct but comparable concern with cultural defence and revivalism in fin-de-siècle Scotland, evident in the work of a number of writers and artists including Robert Louis Stevenson, Patrick Geddes, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Mona Caird, John Duncan and various contributors to The Evergreen. Situating Scottish literature and art alongside international developments in culture, especially the rise of decadence, symbolism and Celticism, Michael Shaw demonstrates the ways in which dissident fin-de-siècle styles and ideas supported and defined the Scottish Revival.

FundersStrathmartine Trust
Title of seriesEdinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture
Publication date30/11/2019
Publication date online30/11/2019
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Place of publicationEdinburgh

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Dr Michael Shaw

Dr Michael Shaw

Lecturer in Scottish Literature, English Studies