"Sex pest" Robert Burns and the long tradition of poets behaving badly - Dr Daniel Cook in The Conversation
Published on Wed 24 Jan 2018
"The poet Liz Lochhead has outed Robert Burns as a 'Sex Pest'... But why single out Burns? Some of the most acclaimed male poets have done or said many odious things."
In an article for The Conversation, Dr Daniel Cook, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Dundee, discusses depictions of violence against women in poetry and argues that the time is right to re-evaluate how we respond to literary traditions.