|dc.description.abstract||In the final weeks of 2012, media reports on Alasdair Gray’s essay ‘Settlers and Colonists’ sparked a heated debate concerning Scottish cultural governance and ‘anti-Englishness’. This chapter documents and contextualizes the controversy vis-à-vis the campaigns for and against Scottish independence, and several related cultural debates. A detailed chronology of initial media coverage and political reaction (extraordinary in its volume and vehemence) is supplemented by a list of recommended essays and blogs providing further insight.
The lasting impact of this episode on Gray’s reputation and public standing is unclear; this chapter examines the role of politicians, the media and Gray himself in a process by which the author became (and was made to become) a casualty of his own incautious words, but also rendered curiously voiceless.||en_UK|
|dc.relation||Hames S (2014) The 'Settlers and Colonists' Affair. In: Manfredi C (ed.). Alasdair Gray: Ink for Worlds, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 73-104.||-|
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|dc.title||The 'Settlers and Colonists' Affair||en_UK|
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|dc.citation.btitle||Alasdair Gray: Ink for Worlds||-|
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