Robert Burns and the United States of America

Poetry, Print, and Memory 1786–1866

Authors: Sood, Arun

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  • Highlights the relevance of the “nation” in transatlantic studies
  • Explores the complexity of Anglophone literary relations in a nineteenth-century Atlantic context
  • Contributes to transatlantic studies, transnational studies, American studies, and reception studies
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This book provides a critical study of the relationship between Robert Burns and the United States of America, c.1786-1866. Though Burns is commonly referred to as Scotland’s “National Poet”, his works were frequently reprinted in New York and Philadelphia; his verse mimicked by an emerging canon of American poets; and his songs appropriated by both abolitionists and Confederate soldiers during the Civil War era. Adopting a transnational, Atlantic Studies perspective that shifts emphasis from Burns as national poet to transnational icon, this book charts the reception, dissemination and cultural memory of Burns and his works in the United States up to 1866.

 

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Arun Sood is Lecturer in English at the University of Plymouth, UK. Previously, he has taught and studied at the universities of Georgetown (US), Glasgow (UK), Amsterdam (NL) and Aberdeen (UK). 


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“It is a great strength of this book that it does not treat the question of reception in a unidirectional way, preferring instead to chart the ways in which Burns both drew from and contributed to the emerging idea of America. Sood’s study does an impressive job of charting the different forms of exchange that connected Burns before and after his death to a country he had never seen at first hand.” (Alex Broadhead, Modern Language Review, Vol. 115 (3), July, 2020)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Robert Burns and the United States of America
Book Subtitle
Poetry, Print, and Memory 1786–1866
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94445-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94445-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94444-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06853-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 275
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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