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This monograph reassesses working-class poetry and poetics in Victorian Britain, using Scotland as a focus and with particular attention to the role of the popular press in fostering and disseminating working-class verse cultures.

Produktbeschreibung
This monograph reassesses working-class poetry and poetics in Victorian Britain, using Scotland as a focus and with particular attention to the role of the popular press in fostering and disseminating working-class verse cultures.
Autorenporträt
Kirstie Blair holds a Chair in English Studies at the University of Strathclyde. She previously worked at the universities of Stirling, Glasgow, and Oxford. She is author of two monographs on Victorian poetry, both published with Oxford University Press, and a wide selection of articles and book chapters, largely focused on aspects of Victorian literature and culture. She recently published an anthology of working-class newspaper verse, The Poets of the People's Journal, with the Association for Scottish Literary Studies. From 2018 to 2021, Professor Blair is Principal Investigator on the AHRC-funded project 'Piston, Pen & Press: Literary Cultures in the Industrial Workplace.' She is also the current Director and the founder of the collaborative Scottish Centre for Victorian and Neo-Victorian Studies.