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Photo: By Henry Eldridge, 1804 © Trustees at the Wordsworth Trust

Afterlives and Second Selves

This lecture will consider Victorian poetic responses to Wordsworth immediately following his death, including Matthew Arnold’s ‘Memorial Verses’, before offering an account of how later poets - such as W.H. Auden and Norman Nicholson - negotiate with a Wordsworthian perspective, particularly in their own engagement with the Cumbrian landscape.

About the speaker: Dr Penny Bradshaw is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Cumbria. She has edited scholarly editions of The Lake Poems of John Wilson (Bookcase, 2012) and Ann Radcliffe’s Observations During a Tour of the Lakes (Bookcase, 2014); she is also the author of a number of book chapters and articles relating to regional literary contexts.

Event Information

7th September
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Rydal Mount (Drawing Room), Ambleside
Lake District LA22 9LU

Organised by Rydal Mount & Gardens

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