Dr. JOHN GARDNER is Principal Lecturer in English Literature at Anglia Ruskin University, UK, where he has worked since 2004, having previously taught at the University of Glasgow. He has published on a range of authors and topics, mainly on nineteenth-century literary culture.
The pdf featured on this page dates to 2002 when he taught at Glasgow University. It makes connections between poetry and popular protest and connects what happened at Cato Street with other events that happened in that era. Gardner demonstrates that poets do not work in isolation, but reflect the zeitgeist of their times. He shows how the conspiracy was reflected in literature from that time. You can download the pdf from Glasgow University here: