Guy's Hospital

The John Keats Annual Lecture and Drinks Reception – Thursday 28 May 2015 at Keats House

Michael O’NeillWe’re particularly fortunate that Michael O’Neill, Professor of English Literature at the University of Durham, will be presenting the annual Keats Foundation lecture on Thursday 28 May. His subject will be ‘The Potency of Song’: Keats’s Presence in Poetry from Hardy to Heaney. Michael is a leading scholar and editor of Romantic poetry, and an acclaimed poet in his own right. He has published books, editions, chapters, and articles on many aspects of Romantic literature, especially the work of Percy Bysshe Shelley, on Victorian poetry, and on an array of British, Irish, and American twentieth- and twenty-first-century poets. His research has concentrated on questions of literary achievement and of poetic influence, dialogue, and legacy. Among his recent books are The All-Sustaining Air: Romantic Legacies and Renewals in British, American and Irish Poetry since 1900, and Poetic Form: An Introduction. He is currently editing the Cambridge University Press volume, John Keats in Context. Arc Publications published Michael’s third collection of poems Gangs of Shadow last year.