Class and the Canon

Constructing Labouring-Class Poetry and Poetics, 1750–1900

  • Kirstie Blair
  • Mina Gorji

About this book


Examining how labouring-class poets constructed themselves and were constructed by critics as part of a canon, and how they situated their work in relation to contemporaries and poets from earlier periods, this book highlights the complexities of labouring-class poetic identities in the period from Burns to mid-late century Victorian dialect poets.


poet poetics poetry William Wordsworth Wordsworth

Editors and affiliations

  • Kirstie Blair
    • 1
  • Mina Gorji
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GlasgowUK
  2. 2.University of CambridgeUK

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