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date: 17 October 2019

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This article examines Scottish writing during the medieval period. It explores the tensions at issue in the development of particular models of a Scottish national tradition and their implications for our reading practice. It traces the influence of the history of Scottish literary studies on the modern reception of early literature and examines the ways in which the extended model of the Scottish canon developed in recent criticism troubles received ideas of a national tradition. It also discusses the role of Scottish Chaucerians as makers of the received canon of Scottish literature.

Keywords: Scottish writing, national tradition, Scottish literature, reading practice, Scottish Chaucerians

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