Projects per year
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
Bachelor of Arts, University of Cambridge
30 Sep 1994 → 30 Jun 1997
1/10/18 → 30/09/22
Project: Research - Studentship › Research Studentship
1/09/18 → 31/01/22
Research Output per year
The Scottish nursery muse: Scottish poetry and the children's verse tradition in the Victorian periodBlair, K., 3 Jun 2019, The Land of Storybooks: Scottish Children's Literature in the Long Nineteenth Century. Dunnigan, S. & Lai, S-F. (eds.). Glasgow, p. 84-106 23 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter (peer-reviewed)