‘Ramsay’s women’: Gender and genre in the works of Allan Ramsay

McManus, Megan (2022) ‘Ramsay’s women’: Gender and genre in the works of Allan Ramsay. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This dissertation examines the representation of the female character across all genres in the work of Allan Ramsay. In the genres of poetry, drama, and song, the role of the Scottish female is examined in relation to the preservation and dissemination of Scottish cultural modes and traditions. This is explored within the context of the progression of Scotland as a nation in the early eighteenth century. This thesis argues that Ramsay presents the Scottish female as playing a vital role in the development of Scotland as a polite nation through her use of Scottish cultural modes, and that he champions his female characters as worthy and competent in performing this function.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies > Scottish Literature
Supervisor's Name: Brown, Dr. Rhona and Pittock, Professor Murray
Date of Award: 2022
Depositing User: Theses Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2022-82718
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2022 10:32
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2022 16:47
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.82718
URI: https://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/82718

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