Crafting authenticity: voice and structure in three 20th-Century Scottish novelists

McCandlish, Martin (2024) Crafting authenticity: voice and structure in three 20th-Century Scottish novelists. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The following thesis will explore the way in which three significant and critically renowned 20th-century Scottish authors subvert the traditional perceived hierarchy of standard English using language and narrative structure. The writers who will be focused on as case-studies are James Leslie Mitchell (Lewis Grassic Gibbon), Muriel Spark, and James Kelman. The thesis argues that each writer creates a highly crafted and literary style and narrative structure to represent the ‘authentic’ voice of their protagonists. This approach allows them to portray individuals who in the past may have been side-lined or ignored.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities > School of Critical Studies
Supervisor's Name: Riach, Professor Alan and Van Heijnsbergen, Dr. Theo
Date of Award: 2024
Depositing User: Theses Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2024-84451
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2024 13:13
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2024 13:13
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.84451

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