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Professor Robert Crawford FBA

Scottish literature: T S Eliot; modern & contemporary poetry; creative writing (particularly poetry)
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About this Fellow

Robert Crawford is a poet, biographer, critic and literary historian who has published seven full collections of poetry and many prose books. At present he is working on the second volume of a biography of T. S. Eliot. He has held posts at the universities of Oxford, Glasgow, and St Andrews where he is Professor of Modern Scottish Literature and Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Poetry in the School of English. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, he was President of the Classical Association in 2015-16 and is Honorary President of the Classical Association of Scotland.


Current post

  • Professor of Modern Scottish Literature and Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Poetry, University of St Andrews


Young Eliot: From St Louis to 'The Waste Land' 2015

Testament 2014

The Bard: Robert Burns, A Biography 2009

Scotland's Books 2007

Selected Poems 2005

Full Volume 2008

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