Professor Kirstie Blair

English

Personal statement

I moved to Strathclyde in August 2016, after working for the Universities of Stirling and Glasgow. My primary area of research is Victorian literature, particularly poetry and poetics, working-class writing, literature and religion, Scottish literature, and literature and medicine. I also research and teach in the field of children's literature from the nineteenth century to the present day. I have published two monographs on Victorian poetry, and edited or co-edited two essay collections, plus a variety of articles and book chapters. I am currently completing a monograph on working-class verse culture in Victorian Scotland, and have just edited an anthology of Scottish Victorian newspaper verse, The Poets of the People's Journal.

Publications

Working Verse in Victorian Scotland : Poetry, Press, Community
Blair Kirstie
(2019)
The Scottish nursery muse : Scottish poetry and the children's verse tradition in the Victorian period
Blair Kirstie
The Land of Storybooks (2019) (2019)
Dialect, region, class, work
Blair Kirstie
The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Women's Poetry (2019) (2019)
'Whose cry is Liberty, and Fatherland' : Kossuth, Garibaldi and European nationalism in Scottish political poetry
Blair Kirstie
Scottish Literary Review Vol 10, pp. 71-94 (2018)
The People's William and the People's Poets : William Gladstone and the Midlothian Campaign
Blair Kirstie
(2018)
Advertising poetry, the working-class poet, and the victorian newspaper press
Blair Kirstie
Journal of Victorian Culture Vol 23, pp. 103-118 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1093/jvc/vcx003

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Projects

The People’s Friend? Recovering Scottish Popular Magazine Culture (CDP)
Blair, Kirstie (Principal Investigator) Goldie, David (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2022
Piston, Pen & Press: Literary Cultures in the Industrial Workplace
Blair, Kirstie (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2022
Mutual Improvement Society Magazines and Victorian Periodical Culture
Blair, Kirstie (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2018
Glasgow Historic Literary Societies Online: Materials, Minute Books and Manuscipts, 1800-1914
Blair, Kirstie (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 28-Jan-2018
Literary Cultures, Social Networks and the Victorian Railway Worker (Elizabeth Adams)
Blair, Kirstie (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2020
Poetry, Song and Community in the Industrial City: Victorian Dundee (Erin Farley)
Blair, Kirstie (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2018

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