Kathryn Wilson

Issued: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:57:00 BST

University of Strathclyde

Towers and schemes in revolt: community literature and cultural activism in Glasgow 1960 - 1990

Academic History:

2007 - 2011: BA English (First Class Honours), University of Strathclyde

2014 - 2017: MSc Political Communication, University of Glasgow

2017 -  present: PhD English, University of Strathclyde


Dr Eleanor Bell, University of Strathclyde

Dr Angela Bartie, University of Edinburgh

Dr Ewen Cameron, University of Edinburgh

Research Interests:

  • Glasgow literature
  • Community arts and local writing
  • Post-industrial regeneration
  • Cultural activism and resistance
  • The built environment
  • Urban policy and planning

Previous Research Projects:

  • ‘A Nearness to Tremendousness’: Sublime aesthetic effects in the work of Emily Dickinson
  • Resisting re-imaging: theorising resistance to culture-led regeneration with a case study of responses to Glasgow European City of Culture 1990


  • AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Studentship 2017 - 2020


  • Cross Trust Vacation Award 2010
  • Meston Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement 2011

Contact Details:

Address: Department of English, Lord Hope Building, St James Road, University of Strathclyde

Email: kathryn.wilson@strath.ac.uk