BA (Hons) in English, University of Lincoln, 2011. MA English Studies, University of Lincoln, 2012.
Prof Angela Wright, Prof Andrew Smith
Gothic Literature; John Keats; Romanticism
My research examines the influence of Gothic Literature on John Keats. In particular, I am interested in the the ways in which Keats’s engagement with the Gothic mode interacts with medical discourses within his poetry. My first chapter is concerned with uncanny figurations of severed or reanimated hands in a selection of Keats’s poetry and letters. I am currently working on my second chapter, which focuses on blood in Keats’s ‘vampiric poems’: ‘Lamia’ and ‘La belle dame sans merci’.
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