14 APRIL at 4pm: SARAH WOOTTON at KSH + Special Exhibition "ILLUSTRATING KEATS"

April 6, 2012

In order to launch our special exhibition Illustrating Keats (9 April - 24 November 2012), the Keats-Shelley House is delighted to present a lecture by renowned scholar Sarah Wootton, author of Consuming Keats: Nineteenth-Century Representations in Art and Literature (Palgrave, 2006). The event will take place on Saturday the 14th of April at 4pm and advance booking is strongly recommended by writing to: info@keats-shelley-house.org.

While the museum’s standard entrance fee applies, admittance to the lecture and to the exhibition is in itself free. After the talk refreshments will be served on our newly-restored terrace.

An absolute must for art and poetry lovers alike, the exhibition brings together images from all the major illustrated editions of John Keats’s poetry, from 1856 to the present day, and includes a selection of original contemporary perspectives including works by Ruggero Savinio.

Sarah Wootton is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Studies at the University of Durham, UK. She has published widely on nineteenth-century art and literature and the legacy of the Romantic poets. She was the winner of the Keats-Shelley Memorial Prize for an essay on Keats and the Pre-Raphaelites.