The Glass Half Full

Yule, Eleanor and Manderson, David (2014) The Glass Half Full. OPEN SCOTLAND . LUATH PRESS LTD, EDINBURGH. ISBN 978-1-9100021-34-7

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Abstract / Summary

Prize winning film director Eleanor Yule and university lecturer David Manderson decode the negativity surrounding Scotland in arts and culture.
Miserabilism is a familiar trait to those in Scotland but The Glass Half Full is the first comprehensive study into the phenomena, defining and analysing its cause and effect.
Using examples from, amongst others, Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting, the authors identify the phenomenon , described by Andrew Hagan as ‘a drowsy addiction to imagined injury’. Drawing on their own experiences as creative Scots, Yule and Manderson thoughtfully analyse the effect of this filmic and literary crutch on the way local and international audiences perceive Scotland.In the current political climate as Scotland is scrutinised from every side, this latest offering from the OpenScotland series persuasively argues the importance of film and literature in shifting the nation’s cultural image from negative to positive.

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-9100021-34-7
Subjects: Film & TV > Film > British Film
Writing & Journalism > Literature
Social Sciences
Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing > Storytelling
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The School of Writing & Journalism > Journalism
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Depositing User: Eleanor Yule
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2017 09:28
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:31


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