This digital companion to Scottish Literature (1500-1900) was one happy outcome of an undergraduate survey course that was taught at the University of Sao Paulo (USP), in Brazil, under the title of ‘non-hegemonic literatures in English’. The ten chapters give a highly selective but – we hope – coherent introduction to the literature of lowland Scotland over five hundred years, from the late mediaeval period to the close of the 19th century. At the end of each chapter there is a task for readers to complete, and each task comes with a model response supplied by students who took the course. The USP students also performed some of the readings for the companion.
The initial idea for the digital companion arose from discussions among post-graduate and extra-mural students at USP, particularly Beto Cardoso, and the project was supported by Professor Laura Izarra, of the Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas.
We hope that you enjoy this companion and that it will complement and inspire further courses in Scottish Literature around the world.
The project was coordinated by John Corbett, Professor of English at the University of Macau and Visiting Professor at the University of Sao Paulo (2013) and it benefited from the enthusiasm, talent and participation of the following students: