Afterlives of a Romantic Poet: Keats, Biography, and Biopic (Seminar, 18th February)


Still from the 2009 Keats' biopic, Bright Star.

Still from the 2009 Keats biopic, Bright Star.

In the next seminar in the Centre for Poetry and Poetics research series, Dr Sarah Wootton traces the ways in which the life of the Romantic poet John Keats has been written and rewritten on page and screen. All are welcome to the Williams Library, St Chad’s College, on 18th February at 16.45.

Dr Sarah Wootton researches in the Romantic and Victorian periods, with a particular focus on the afterlives of nineteenth-century writers in fiction, art, and screen adaptation.

Sarah’s first book, Consuming Keats: Nineteenth-Century Representations in Art and Literature (Palgrave Macmillan), examines the creative legacy of Keats’s poetry in the literary and visual arts of the Victorian period and beyond. She won the Keats-Shelley Memorial Prize for research on this topic. Her second monograph, Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth-Century Women’s Writing and Screen Adaptation (Palgrave Macmillan), explores the legacy of a unique cultural phenomenon in the fiction of Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, and George Eliot, together with screen versions of their novels.

The subsequent seminar in the Centre for Poetry and Poetics research seminar series will be on 3rd March at 16.45, looking at Vico and the Poetics of Anger.

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