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Personal Statement

I moved to Strathclyde in August 2016 after seven years at the University of Glasgow as lecturer and Senior Lecturer, following by three years as a Chair at the University of Stirling. My main research expertise is in Victorian literature and culture, particularly poetry and poetics, Scottish Victorian popular culture and literature, working-class writing, literature and religion, and literature and medicine. I also have growing research and teaching interests in children's literature from the nineteenth century to the present day.

In 2015-16 I was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to complete a monograph on Working Verse in Victorian Scotland: Poetry, Press, Community. I have recently completed an anthology of Scottish Victorian newspaper verse, The Poets of the People's Journal: Newspaper Poetry in Victorian Scotland (Glasgow: ASLS, 2016), and am currently CI on a Carnegie Collaborative Research Grant with the University of Glasgow, 'The People's Voice: Political Poetry, Song and the Franchise, 1832-1918'.

Academic / Professional qualifications

DPhil, St Anne's College, University of Oxford, 2003

Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Oxford, 2004

MPhil, St Anne's College, University of Oxford, 2000

Kennedy Scholarship, Harvard University, 1997-8

MA, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, 1997

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge

30 Sep 199430 Jun 1997

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Poetry Arts & Humanities
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Projects 2016 2022

Research Output 2003 2019

Advertising poetry, the working-class poet, and the victorian newspaper press

Blair, K., 23 Jan 2018, 23, 1, p. 103-118 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Working Class
Victorian Era