Christopher Gair

Chris Gair is a Senior Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Glasgow, UK. He has written numerous articles and books, mainly in his chief research areas, late 19th and early 20th century American literary and visual culture, the Beat Generation and the American Counterculture. He is the editor of Symbiosis: a Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations.

His chief Beat-related publications are: The Beat Generation (Oxford: Oneworld Publications, 2008) and The American Counterculture, 1945–1972 (Edinburgh University Press, 2007).

University Homepage

1 Response to Christopher Gair

  1. Gillian Tasker says:

    Dear Dr. Gair,

    I hoep you are well. I recently joined the European Beat Studies Network, and having just checked out the website, I was very pleased to see that you are also a member. I am currently in my first year back at Strathclyde undertaking doctoral study (I was fully funded so I am thrilled!), and my thesis title is currently ‘”Far Out”: The Life and Writing of Alexander Trocchi’, in which I will be undertaking some comparative Beat/Trocchi analyses. Anyway, when I just thought to say hello. Also, if it was at all possible, I would be very much obligedif you could perhaps let me know of any Beat-related events at Glasgow University, if I may be able to attend?

    Kind regards,



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.