Towards the Edinburgh Edition of Walter Scott's Poetry

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

15 Downloads (Pure)


In spite of a recent re-evaluation of Scott's work there is no scholarly edition of his poetry. This is a crucial lack that distorts our understanding of the nature of poetry in the Romantic period. However, such a scholarly edition in ten volumes is under preparation at the University of Aberdeen under the guidance of those who produced the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels. My article examines the questions that have been explored in order to develop a methodology for editing Scott's poetry, the ways in which its creative evolution differs from that of his fiction, and outlines some of the discoveries that have been made along the way.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWalter Scott
Subtitle of host publicationNew Interpretations
EditorsSusan Oliver
PublisherModern Humanities Research Association
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-1-781882-93-1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sept 2017

Publication series

NameYearbook of English Studies
ISSN (Print)0306-2473
ISSN (Electronic)2222-4289


  • Walter Scott
  • Poetry


Dive into the research topics of 'Towards the Edinburgh Edition of Walter Scott's Poetry'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this