'I may claim thee for my ain' : the Scottish voice in First World War poetry

Goldie, David (2017) 'I may claim thee for my ain' : the Scottish voice in First World War poetry. In: Inspiring Views from "a' the airts" on Scottish Literatures, Art & Cinema. Scottish Studies International . Peter Lang Edition, Frankfurt am Main, pp. 239-254. ISBN 9783631672853

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    Abstract

    This chapter considers the extent to which there was a distinctive Scottish voice in the poetry of the First World War. Starting from the assertion of a generic British popular culture before the war, it examines the ways in which Scottish poets negotiated that culture: often working within its conventions and constraints, but in some cases, particularly those of Joseph Lee and Roderick Watson Kerr, deploying irony and dialect to construct a poetry distanced from English poetry and helping lay the ground for what would become the Scottish Renaissance