Do you know the differences between "Britain," "England," and "the United Kingdom"? Why do people so often confuse those terms? In this introductory survey, we shall consider British national-identity markers and their histories, and learn to look at "English Literature" in new ways. Our primary reading will focus on major works in the Scottish literary tradition from 1700 to 2000. Some of our readings will be in Scots; most will be in English.