Dr Scott Lyall (PI) has been awarded a Network Grant from the Royal Society of Edinburgh to found and facilitate a Scottish Revival Network. He will collaborate with Dr Michael Shaw (CI) of the University of Stirling on the two-year project.
The Scottish Revival Network will initiate conversations and debates on the aims, scope, influences and international connections of the Scottish Revival in literature and culture from the 1880s to the 1950s. It will make explicit the cultural, intellectual and political links between the fin-de-siècle Scottish Revival and the Scottish renaissance movement of the early decades of the twentieth century and so propose a ‘long’ Scottish Revival, thus seeking to overcome barriers to knowledge that can sometimes arise from periodisation and the academic sub-fields of expertise.
The network will promote greater understanding of the Scottish Revival in national terms while also initiating comparative examination of the Scottish Revival and other revivals occurring internationally in the same period. While its primary focus will be on literature, the network will facilitate discussion as to the links between literature and other cultural forms during the Scottish Revival.
The foremost international academics will contribute their expertise to a contemporary reassessment of this important period in Scottish cultural life.
15 December 2020