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Title: Orality and the Ballad Tradition
Authors: Gilbert, Suzanne
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Editors: Norquay, G
Citation: Gilbert S (2012) Orality and the Ballad Tradition. In: Norquay G (ed.). The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Women's Writing. Edinburgh Companions to Scottish Literature, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 35-43.
Keywords: orality
oral tradition
Scottish literature
women's writing
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Series/Report no.: Edinburgh Companions to Scottish Literature
Abstract: Presenting a vexing problem for female aspirations to authorship, women and orality have been so close aligned as to be nearly indistinguishable,configured in a context which emphasises the national dimension to their creativity. This chapter traces the ways in which Scottish women have been associated with orality, with particular emphasis on the ballad, where authorship, gender, and nation are closely joined.
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Type: Part of book or chapter of book
Affiliation: English Studies

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