Scots writin in Victorian Dundee

Aboot the ‘loast’ tradeetion o Scots writin in the Victorian papers o Dundee. Jings, the title o the uber-couthie ‘The People’s Friend’ comes frae the radical-soondin slogan o prenters “the tyrant’s foe, the people’s friend”.

Before ‘Coutherisation’: Poetry and Politics in the Dundee Press

Politics, poetry and journalism were inextricable in Victorian Dundee. Erin Farley argues that the legacy of D.C Thomson’s kitsch, de-politicised publications has overshadowed the city’s more complex, often radical journalistic heritage, where popular literature could be poetic, political and far from parochial.

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