Robert Southey's career

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The essay concerns some of the paradoxes of Robert Southey’s career, which stretched from the French Revolution through to the early Victorian era, in particular continuities between his early revolutionary enthusiasm and the relentless energy of his professional life as a writer. His presence in anthologies is surveyed, and a range of critical responsesis discussed. Finally, by way of identifying a more personal formative circumstance that may have shaped and impelled his life and writings,the essay explores the significance of a memory from Southey’s early boyhood.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalEssays in English Romanticism
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2015
Event40th anniversary issue of Journal of JAER - Japan, Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 20 Mar 2017 → …


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