Shelley Remembered: The Posthumous Creation of a Poet
Sunday, 10 July
An informal conference at University College, Oxford, commemorating the bicentenary of the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
University College is hosting a short conference to commemorate the bicentenary of the death of Percy Bysshe Shelley in July 1822.
We offer a slightly different way of assessing Shelley in his anniversary year. Rather than consider his life and work, instead a group of four specialists will examine how members of Shelley’s family and others tried in various ways to mould his posthumous reputation, be it through memoirs, editions of his works, or monuments created in his memory, culminating in the arrival of the Shelley Memorial in the College that had expelled him eighty years before.
The conference will take place on Sunday, 10 July, and will run from 2pm to 4.30 p.m., with a tea break in the middle.
The speakers will be:
Professor Nora Crook (Anglia Ruskin University): “Mary Shelley’s Editorial Shaping of Percy’s Poetic Career”
Professor Richard Cronin (University of Glasgow): “Shelley’s Life after Death”
Professor Nicholas Halmi (University College, Oxford): “Shelley’s Memorialisation in England and Italy”
Dr. Robin Darwall-Smith (University College, Oxford): “Shelley returns to Univ: the case of the Shelley Memorial”.
There will an opportunity to see the Shelley Memorial after the talks.
Please register to attend here.
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