Professor Richard Marggraf Turley
Professor of Engagement with the Public Imagination
BA, PhD (Leeds)
Professor Richard Marggraf Turley teaches across the department's Literary Studies and Creative Writing schemes. His option modules currently include EN38320: Romantic Eroticism, and ENM2540: Romanticism's Radical Cultures. He supervises Literary Studies and Creative Writing PhDs.
Richard is author of several books on the Romantics, including Keats’s Boyish Imagination (2004) and Bright Stars: John Keats, Barry Cornwall and Romantic Literary Culture (2009). He is also co-author of a wide-ranging study on literary and food security, Food and the Literary Imagination (2014). He is the winner of the 2007 "Keats-Shelley Prize" for poetry, and he won the 2010 Wales Book of the Year "People's Choice" for his third collection of poems, Wan Hu's Flying Chair (2009). Richard has been involved in several collaborative projects between the arts and sciences, and is a regular guest on BBC arts and culture programmes. He is also author of a crime novel, set in 1810, The Cunning House (2015), and a study guide, Writing Essays: A Guide for Students in English and the Humanities, 2nd edn (2016). He is co-director of the Keats Foundation Bicentennial John Keats Conferences (see the Keats Foundation website for details: http://keatsfoundation.com).
Richard is Aberystwyth University’s Professor of Engagement with the Public Imagination. He is also a blues guitarist and velocipedist. He blogs at: http://richardmarggrafturley.weebly.com/blog.html Follow him on Twitter @RMarggrafTurley.
Homes, Horizons and Orbits: Welsh Dahl and the Aerial View. In D. Davies (ed), Roald Dahl: Wales of the Unexpected. Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru | University of Wales Press2016. (In press)
Remembering Darnel, a Forgotten Plant of Literary, Religious, and Evolutionary Significance. Journal of Ethnobiology 36 (1) pp. 29-44. 10.2993/0278-0771-36.1.292016.
Writing Essays: A Guide for Students in English and the Humanities: 2nd revised edition. 2nd edn, Taylor & Francis, London2016.
Reading Shakespeare with the grain: sustainability and the hunger business. Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism 19 (1) pp. 8-20. 10.1080/14688417.2014.9852422015.
Soper at oure aller cost: The Politics of Food Supply in the Canterbury Tales. Chaucer Review 50 (1 & 2) pp. 1-29.2015.
The Cunning House. Sandstone Press, Dingwall2015.
The Quantified Romantics. Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities, UK wide, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 12/11/2015 - 22/11/2015.2015.
Agri-tech and the arts: From Barns to D-Space. 31st Chaos Communication Congress, hamburg, Germany, 26/12/2014 - 29/12/2014. Other2014.
Food and the Literary Imagination. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke2014.
Keats in Three Crowds: Romanticism and Surveillance after Snowden. Romanticism and the Future, Paphos, Cyprus, 24/10/2014 - 25/10/2014.2014.
Policing the Romantic Crowd. John Keats and his Circle, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 02/05/2014 - 04/05/2014.2014.
Policing the Romantic Crowd. 30th Chaos Communication Congress, Hamburg, Germany, 26/12/2013 - 29/12/2013. Other2013.
Reading with the Grain: Sustainability and the Literary Imagination. 2013 INSPIRE Lecture on Literature and Sustainability. 2013 INSPIRE Lecture on Literature and Sustainability, Lampeter, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 23/05/2013. Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant, Lampeter Other2013.
Keats's Prospects. Times Literary Supplement pp. 14-15.2012.
Keats, 'To Autumn' and the New Men of Winchester. Review of English Studies 64 (259) pp. 797-817. 10.1093/res/hgs0212012.
On St Giles Hill- Keats’s Ode “To Autumn’ in the Market. Times Literary Supplement pp. 14-15.2012.
Romantic Hackers: Keats, Wordsworth and Total Surveillance. 29th Chaos Communication Congress, Hamburg, Germany, 27/12/2012 - 29/12/2012. Other2012.
The Autumn King: Remembering the Land in King Lear. Shakespeare Quarterly 63 (4) pp. 518-543. 10.1353/shq.2012.00592012.
Evolution, Physiology and Phytochemistry of the Psychotoxic Arable Mimic Weed Darnel (Lolium temulentum L.). In U. Lüttge, W. Beyschlag, B. Büdel, D. Francis (eds), Progress in Botany. Springer pp. 73-104. 10.1007/978-3-642-13145-5_3 Cadair2011.
The Writer in the Academy: Creative Interfrictions. Essays and Studies Boydell & Brewer, Cambridge(ed) 2011.
A Tragedy of Idle Weeds: Why Grigori Kozintsev's Lear is more faithful to Shakespeare's 'arable play' than most modest stagings. Times Literary Supplement pp. 14-15.2010.
Cambrian Readjustments: An Interview with Geoffrey Hill. Poetry Wales pp. 10-13.2010.
Bright Stars: John Keats, Barry Cornwall and Romantic Literary Culture. Liverpool University Press, Liverpool2009.
Wan-Hu's Flying Chair. Salt Publishing2009.
"Breathing Human Passion": Cornwall, Keats, Shelley and Popular Romanticism. European Romantic Review 19 (3) pp. 253-273. 10.1080/105095808022114702008.
'The Temple of Fame’: “Barry Cornwall” and Keats’s Reputation. Times Literary Supplement pp. 13-15.2008.
Slippery Steps of the Temple of Fame. Keats-Shelley Review 22 pp. 64-81.2008.
The Fossil-Box. 1st edn, Cinnamon Press2007.
Johnny's in the Basement: Keats, Bob Dylan and Influence. In D. Davies, R. Marggraf-Turely (eds), The Monstrous Debt: Modalities of Romantic Influence in Twentieth Century Literature. Wayne State University Press pp. 181-204. Cadair Other Other2006.
The Monstrous Debt: Modalities of Romantic Influence in Twentieth-century Literature. Wayne State University Press, Detroit(eds) 2006.
Whiteout. Parthian Books2006.
Profile on Bob Dylan. The Literary Encyclopedia.2005.
“Amorous Cavaliers”: John Keats, Barry Cornwall and Francis Jeffrey. Notes and Queries 52 (1) pp. 48-50. 10.1093/notesj/gji1202005.
The Politics of Language in Romantic Literature. Palgrave Macmillan Cadair2002.
“Strange Longings”: Keats and Feet. Studies in Romanticism 41 (1) pp. 89-106. Other2002.
Nationalism and the Reception of Jacob Grimm's Deutsche Grammatik by English-Speaking Audiences. German Life and Letters 54 (3) pp. 234-252. 10.1111/1468-0483.002022001.
An Echo of Clarke’s Address in Shelley’s Defence. Neophilologus 84 pp. 323-327.2000.
Writing Essays: A Guide for Students in English and the Humanities. 1st edn, Taylor & Francis, London2000.
Indolent Minds, Indolent Men, and 'On First Looking into Chapman's Homer'. Review of English Studies 50 (198) pp. 204-207. Other1999.
Knowledge of their own supremacy”: Oenone and the Standardization of Tennyson’s Diction. Victorian Poetry 37 (3) pp. 291-308.1999.
Tennyson and the Nineteenth-Century Language Debate. Leeds Studies in English 28 pp. 123-140.1997.
Misrepresentation in Hensleigh Wedgwood’s Review of Jacob Grimm’s Deutsche Grammatik. Notes and Queries 41 (3) pp. 310.1994.