Collection UR-SF 96 - Dr Jim Stewart

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UR-SF 96


Dr Jim Stewart


  • 2015-2018 (Creation)

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James Clark Quinn Stewart was born in Dundee, where he and his sister was brought up by his mother. He attended Harris Academy, leaving school aged 15 then worked at various jobs in Brechin to where the family had moved.
Aged 21, he moved to Arbroath and worked as a proofreader for a local paper, progressing to news reporter. He was sacked after refusing to doorstep a family caught up in a divorce scandal.
Moving back to Dundee, Jim went to college to qualify for entrance to university. He graduated in 1984 from the University of Dundee in English Literature, then gained his Doctorate from the University of Edinburgh in 1990. From 1987 to his death, Jim was employed at UoD, initially on teaching and research contracts, becoming a permanent staff member after his success with the Mlitt in Writing Practice & Study module.
Jim had always written poetry, but work on what became the only publication of his own body of poems 'This' coincided with his terminal illness. Jim Stewart died of cancer 24 July 2016
(Source: 'About Jim Stewart' by Jane Goldman in 'This', 2018)

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Kept by some staff members of UoD Humanities

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Published and draft poems authored by Jim Stewart


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