Terrell Edits Book About the Anglo-Scottish Border
September 7, 2012
Palgrave Macmillan has just published an essay collection titled The Anglo-Scottish Border and the Shaping of Identity 1300-1600, co-edited by Assistant Professor of English Katherine H. Terrell and Mark P. Bruce of Bethel University.
The collection brings together scholars working on English and on Scottish materials to address the medieval and early modern Anglo-Scottish border: a highly contested region that was both a militarized zone and a place of cultural contact and exchange. The contributors to the volume explore the role of this borderland in the construction of both Scottish and English identities, seeking insight into the roles that Scotland and England played in one another's imaginations.
In the introduction, Terrell and Bruce argue that texts that originate in, pass through, or comment on the Anglo-Scottish borderland reveal the border as a crucial third term in the articulation of national consciousness and cultural identity.