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Chapman Issue 72

Issue: 72 - Ivory Towers Under Siege

Promises to ruffle a few feathers. The Chinese-Malay poet and critic Shirley Geok-lin Lim examines orthodoxies of American feminist criticism etc in a meditation on language, race, nation and gender. Graham Dunstan Martin challenges the political imperatives behind deconstruction in ‘Uncritical Practice’, while William Neill decries the accelerating trend towards the academic establishment’s domination of the writing and dissemination of poetry. Robbie Robertson of the Scottish Consultative Council on the Curriculum writes on the Scots Language Project, aka The Scots Kist, an exciting development in teaching Scots which he pioneered as its guiding light. Edwin Morgan reviews Alastair Gray's Poor Things, plus poetry and fiction from George Gunn, Alex Hamilton, aonghas macneacail, Shuntaro Tanikawa, Maurice Lindsay, David Daiches, (check for surprises here!) Alex Hamilton; Maureen Sangster, Kenneth Steven &c. 104 pp, 1993, ISBN-10: 0-906772-54-0 / ISBN-13: 978-0-906772-54-6 £5.00