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colour portrait painting of the poet Keats pondering on the edge of a woodland glade

Moving on Up: Keats’s Epic Ambitions


Moving on Up: Keats’s Epic Ambitions

A Lit & Phil lecture via Zoom

Thursday 15 July 6pm. Free

Dr Meiko O’Halloran

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In the summer of 1818, the 22-year-old John Keats was looking to extend his poetic powers and elevate his status as a poet by writing an epic poem. In search of formidable landscapes to furnish his imagination, he set off from London and embarked on a walking tour of the Lake District and Scotland. This talk will focus on the importance of Keats’s tour of the North in pursuing his poetic ambitions, walking in the footsteps of great poets, and reaching for the epic.

Dr Meiko O’Halloran is a Senior Lecturer in Romantic Literature at Newcastle University. She is the author of James Hogg and British Romanticism: A Kaleidoscopic Art (2016) and is currently working on a book on Keats.


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