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Brian Robert Bates

Brian Bates is a Lecturer in the English Department at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo. His first monograph is Wordsworth’s Poetic Collections, Supplementary Writing and Parodic Reception (2012). Currently, he is working on a second book—Keats’s Authorial Play: Pantomime & Popular Culture—and putting together an edited collection of essays—Keats in Popular Culture—for Romantic Circles Praxis Series.


Post: Teaching Romanticism XVIII: Miltonic Legacies

As part of this ongoing series on Teaching Romanticism we will consider the ways in which we lecture on and discuss individual authors, whether during author-specific modules or broader period surveys. I thought it would … Continue reading

Article: Wordsworth’s ‘Library of Babel’

In ‘Bibliomania: Book Collecting, Cultural Politics, and the Rise of Literary Heritage in Romantic Britain’, [1] Philip Connell argues that the decade of the 1810s saw the rise of diverse strains of bibliomania involving the … Continue reading

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