10-Minute Talks: The death of John Keats and his early reputation

by Professor Nicholas Roe FBA

24 Feb 2021

The world’s leading professors explain the latest thinking in the humanities and social sciences in just 10 minutes.

In this talk to mark the bicentenary of the Romantic poet John Keats’ death on 23rd February 1821 in Rome, Nicholas Roe takes us back to the hours, days, and weeks immediately afterwards as well as discussing how Keats’ reputation evolved in posthumous years.

He is the author of John Keats. A New Life.

Speaker: Professor Nicholas Roe FBA, Bishop Wardlaw Professor of English Literature, University of St Andrews

10-Minute Talks are a series of pre-recorded talks from Fellows of the British Academy screened each Wednesday on YouTube and also available on Apple Podcasts.

If you have any questions about this talk, please email events@thebritishacademy.ac.uk.

Image: John Keats by William Hilton, after Joseph Severn. Oil on canvas, based on a work of circa 1822. 30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm) Purchased, 1865. © National Portrait Gallery, London (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

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