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Working Verse in Victorian Scotland: Poetry, Press, Community



Blair K (2019) Working Verse in Victorian Scotland: Poetry, Press, Community. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

- A study of working-class poetry and poetics in Victorian Britain with particular focus on Sottish literature - Recovers the work of over 50 named working-class poets, most of whom have received no critical attention to date - Discusses a large sample of newspaper poetry columns, providing the most detailed study of how the provincial press supported working-class literature - Challenges previous narratives about Scottish Victorian literature and presents evidence of an active, lively, and political culture of local writing in this period

FundersUniversity of Strathclyde
Publication date31/12/2019
Publication date online27/06/2019
PublisherOxford University Press
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Place of publicationOxford

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Professor Kirstie Blair

Professor Kirstie Blair

Dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities, AH Management and Support Team