Papers of Professor Robert Crawford

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Verse magazine, to the 1996 University of St Andrews / British Library Robert Burns Bicentenary lectures and ensuing volume and to RC's editing with Simon Armitage of The Penguin Book of Poetry from Britain and Ireland since 1945 (1988).Papers relating to the writing and editing of the books The Modern Poet, The New Penguin Book of Scottish Verse and Scottish Religious Poetry.

Administrative / Biographical History

Robert Crawford, MA, Dphil, FRSE, FEA is Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at the University of St Andrews and currently Head of the School of English. He received his M.A. degree from Glasgow University and his D.Phil. from Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a Founding Fellow of the English Association. His areas of specialisation include Post-Enlightenment Scottish Literature, Contemporary Poetry, T.S. Eliot, Modernism, and Creative Writing.

Works by Robert Crawford include:Works by Robert Crawford include: Heaven-Taught Fergusson: Robert Burns's Favourite Scottish Poet (Tuckwell Press, 2003) Heaven-Taught Fergusson: Robert Burns's Favourite Scottish Poet (Tuckwell Press, 2003) The Scottish Invention of English Literature (Cambridge, 1998) The Scottish Invention of English Literature (Cambridge, 1998) The Penguin Book of Poetry since 1945 from Britain and Ireland (co-editor with Simon Armitage) (Harmondsworth, 1998) The Penguin Book of Poetry since 1945 from Britain and Ireland (co-editor with Simon Armitage) (Harmondsworth, 1998) Launch-site for English Studies: Three Centuries of Literary Studies at the University of St Andrews (editor) (St Andrews, 1997) Launch-site for English Studies: Three Centuries of Literary Studies at the University of St Andrews (editor) (St Andrews, 1997) Robert Burns and Cultural Authority (editor) (Edinburgh, 1997) Robert Burns and Cultural Authority (editor) (Edinburgh, 1997) Penguin Modern Poets 9 (with John Burnside and Kathleen Jamie) (Harmondsworth, 1996) Penguin Modern Poets 9 (with John Burnside and Kathleen Jamie) (Harmondsworth, 1996) Talking Verse: Interviews with Poets (co-edited with Henry Hart, David Kinloch, Richard Price) (St Andrews and Williamsburg, 1995) Talking Verse: Interviews with Poets (co-edited with Henry Hart, David Kinloch, Richard Price) (St Andrews and Williamsburg, 1995) Literature in Twentieth-Century Scotland: A Select Bibliography (London, 1995) Literature in Twentieth-Century Scotland: A Select Bibliography (London, 1995) Liz Lochhead's Voices (co-editor with Anne Varty) (Edinburgh, 1994) Liz Lochhead's Voices (co-editor with Anne Varty) (Edinburgh, 1994) Identifying Poets: Self and Territory in Twentieth-Century Poetry (Edinburgh, 1993) Identifying Poets: Self and Territory in Twentieth-Century Poetry (Edinburgh, 1993) Reading Douglas Dunn (co-editor with David Kinloch) (Edinburgh, 1992)

Arrangement

Accession order.

Conditions Governing Access

By appointment with the Archivist. Access to unpublished records less than 30 years old and other records containing confidential information may be restricted.

Note

Description compiled by Rachel Hart, Archives Hub Project Archivist.

Other Finding Aids

Listed by depositor

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Custodial History

Deposited on loan by Professor Crawford in 1999 and 2002.

Accruals

Probable.

Related Material

GB 227 ms36313 Autograph poems, accessioned in 1971.

Bibliography

The Penguin Book of Poetry since 1945 from Britain and Ireland (co-editor with Simon Armitage) (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1998)Talking Verse: Interviews with Poets (co-edited with Henry Hart, David Kinloch, Richard Price) (St Andrews and Williamsburg: Verse, 1995)Robert Burns and Cultural Authority (editor) (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1997)

Additional Information

This material is original.

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