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Robert Southey and Romanticism:
The Lake School in Context

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Keswick 29-31 July 2013

In 1813 Robert Southey accepted the Poet Laureateship—an act that, in the following years and in critical history, came to symbolise the divide between the ‘Lake poets’ Wordsworth, Southey, Coleridge — once radical, now ‘reactionary’ —, and their disappointed admirers Shelley, Byron, Keats and Hazlitt. 

Two hundred years later, close by Greta Hall — Southey’s and Coleridge’s home— this conference explored Southey’s work and that of his allies, followers and enemies.

Southey
Poet Laureateship, Robert Southey
 
 

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