'Shelley's "Poetical Essay on the Existing State of Things": A newly recovered poem and its contexts': a talk by Michael Rossington at the Keats-Shelley House
‘Shelley's Poetical Essay on the Existing State of Things: A newly recovered poem and its contexts'
Thursday 15 December 2016 at 6.30 p.m.
Michael Rossington, a renowned scholar of romantic poetry, will talk about the thrilling recent rediscovery of P. B. Shelley's Poetical Essay on the Existing State of Things.
Tickets €8. Advance Booking essential (email@example.com; 06 678 42 35).
Mulled wine and mince pies will be served following the talk.
Michael Rossington is Professor of Romantic Literature at Newcastle University. He has research interests in: the literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, especially poetry, life-writing, republican thought, manuscript studies, translation, and bibliography; the writings of Percy B. Shelley, Mary Shelley and those authors closely associated with them; and textual editing. He is co-ordinating editor of the Longman Annotated English Poets edition of The Poems of Shelley vols 4 (2013) and 5 (2018), and contributed to vols 2 (2000) and 3 (2011). He also co-edited The Reception of P. B. Shelley in Europe (2008). He is a member of the advisory boards of The Oxford University Press Edition of the Works of Robert Burns, The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe, and The Shelley-Godwin Archive. He is a member of the British Association for Romantic Studies, and a Friend of the Bodleian Library, the Keats Shelley Memorial Association, Newcastle University Library and the Wordsworth Trust.