Many of us are familiar with the more explicitly Scottish works by J. Leslie Mitchell, written under his pseudonym Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Sunset Song has seen many editions and is taught in classrooms across Scotland. Terrance Davies directed a major motion film...read more
Daisy Ridley as Rey in The Force Awakens: Wikipedia It is impossible to date the beginning of feminism. Every age has had its own ideas about the relationships between the sexes and the roles assigned to different genders.What qualifies something as feminist changes...read more
https://www.grassicgibbon.com/product/a-scots-quair-3/ In his work on Howard’s End, scholar Herbert M Schneidau writes that E.M. Forster employs the “mystical method,” dramatizing “an ideology that we can call that of sacred space, or autochthony, that is the belief...read more
* All quotes are from Smeddum: A Lewis Grassic Gibbon Anthology (2001) edited by Valentina Bold. Calends of Cairo (1931), The Grassic Gibbon Center; The Mitchell Estate As detailed in a previous post, the short story “For Ten’s Sake” was J. Leslie Mitchell’s first...read more
Emma Rose Miller - Blog Author
Emma authors blog content for the Grassic Gibbon Center. She is currently based in Tucson, Arizona, but will be relocating to Scotland to conduct research as a Bilinski Fellow in 2019. She holds a BA, MLitt, and MA in English and Scottish Literature, and an MFA in Creative Writing. She is currently finishing her PhD in Literature with a focus on time, language, and magic in the works of Lewis Grassic Gibbon and Sir Walter Scott. Her interest in Gibbon, specifically, began when she read the Scots Quair and discovered that Gibbon had somehow managed to articulate all of her own secret feelings and thoughts that had previously eluded language. She has been teaching Sunset Song to college freshman at the University of Arizona for the last several years and enjoys watching new readers discover the clay fields of Blawearie and the plaintive cry of the peewits.