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On Snottery Weans Forever: Against Dreichism

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Hames S (2018) On Snottery Weans Forever: Against Dreichism. Irish Pages, 10 (1), pp. 72-82. https://irishpages.org/

Abstract
A critical commentary on recent developments in the literary and political promotion of the Scots language, as evident in the poetry of Jackie Kay and Stuart A. Paterson. My critique is followed by wider reflections on contemporary Scots from writers including Jenni Fagan, Don Paterson, Alison Miller, Jenny Lindsay, Harry Giles and Kirsten Norrie, concluding with a few backward glances to Hugh MacDiarmid and Tom Leonard. 

Keywords
Scots; literary nationalism; vernacular; politics of language

Journal
Irish Pages: Volume 10, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Publication date31/01/2018
Date accepted by journal16/11/2017
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/26574
PublisherIrish Pages Press
Publisher URLhttps://irishpages.org/
ISSN1477-6162

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Dr Scott Hames
Dr Scott Hames

Senior Lecturer, English Studies