Five Questions: Gerard Lee McKeever on Dialectics of Improvement

By Matthew Sangster

Gerard Lee McKeever is a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, where he is currently completing a project on Regional Romanticism. His published essays examine authors including James Hogg, Allan Cunningham, James Fenimore Cooper and John Galt, and he has worked extensively on Robert Burns, publishing several articles and chapters and contributing research to the Oxford Edition. His collection Cultures of Improvement in Scottish Romanticism, 1707-1840 (edited with Alex Benchimol) was published by Routledge in 2018. His first monograph, Dialectics of Improvement: Scottish Romanticism, 1786-1831, which we discuss below, was published by Edinburgh University Press in March.

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