In this talk at Keats House, Hampstead, Prof. Nicholas Roe and Dr Anna Mercer will explore the routes John Keats, Mary Shelley, Sarah Coleridge and other Romantics took through the City of London.
Nicholas Roe is Wardlaw Professor of English Literature at the University of St Andrews and Chair of the Keats Foundation. He has published several books on John Keats, including John Keats and the Culture of Dissent (1997), an acclaimed biography John Keats: A New Life (2012) and, as editor, Keats and History (1995). He has given talks and readings about John Keats widely in the UK, America, throughout Europe, in India Japan and New Zealand and is always interested to hear about opportunities to bring Keats to new audiences.
Anna Mercer is a Lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University. She specialises in Romanticism, especially the Shelleys, and has research interests in literary relationships, women writers, and manuscript studies 1770-1830. She published her first monograph with Routledge in 2019, entitled The Collaborative Literary Relationship of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.