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Front matter BURNS CHRONICLE V OL UME 131 – IS SUE 2 EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRES S Burns Chronicle presents a dedicated platform for the rich, international research on Robert Burns (1759-96) which is happening in the 21st century. Scotland’s national ‘bard’ is a major poet and song-writer of the late eighteenth-century. His output is the site of long and intense interest from the perspectives of literary criticism, musicology and also historical and cultural studies. Questions of Scottish and Romantic identity and of the political culture of the late eighteenth-century western world surround his output. This scrutiny includes attention to his status as a public figure in his lifetime and as an icon posthumously. Debates around the significance of Burns abound in a rich commemorative ‘afterlife’ with the phenomena of the public celebration of the writer’s legacy, the worldwide reception and also performance of songs, poetry and other commemorative acts over the past 225 years. The ‘ownership’ of Burns including a popular movement, the ‘Burns Movement’ with many Burns Clubs across five different continents is an area that makes Burns one of the most mobile of historical figures, as well as one whose significance has been continuously contested. Of import across a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Burns Chronicle Edinburgh University Press

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Burns Chronicle , Volume 131 (2): 1 – Sep 1, 2022

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Publisher
Edinburgh University Press
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Copyright © Edinburgh University Press
ISSN
1365-7518
eISSN
2634-7059
DOI
10.3366/burns.2022.0052
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BURNS CHRONICLE V OL UME 131 – IS SUE 2 EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRES S Burns Chronicle presents a dedicated platform for the rich, international research on Robert Burns (1759-96) which is happening in the 21st century. Scotland’s national ‘bard’ is a major poet and song-writer of the late eighteenth-century. His output is the site of long and intense interest from the perspectives of literary criticism, musicology and also historical and cultural studies. Questions of Scottish and Romantic identity and of the political culture of the late eighteenth-century western world surround his output. This scrutiny includes attention to his status as a public figure in his lifetime and as an icon posthumously. Debates around the significance of Burns abound in a rich commemorative ‘afterlife’ with the phenomena of the public celebration of the writer’s legacy, the worldwide reception and also performance of songs, poetry and other commemorative acts over the past 225 years. The ‘ownership’ of Burns including a popular movement, the ‘Burns Movement’ with many Burns Clubs across five different continents is an area that makes Burns one of the most mobile of historical figures, as well as one whose significance has been continuously contested. Of import across a

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Burns ChronicleEdinburgh University Press

Published: Sep 1, 2022

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