Prof Richard Marggraf Turley

BA, PhD (Leeds)

Prof Richard Marggraf Turley

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Professor of Engagement with the Public Imagination

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Richard is Aberystwyth University's Professor of Engagement with the Public Imagination. He is one of the organisers of the International Keats Conference. He is also a blues guitarist and velocipedist. He blogs at Follow him on Twitter @RMarggrafTurley.


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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, Food and the Literary Imagination (2014). He is the winner of the 2007 "Keats-Shelley Prize" for poetry, and won the 2010 Wales Book of the Year "People's Choice" for his poetry collection, 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 Writing Essays: A Guide for Students in English and the Humanities, 2nd edn (2016). He is co-director of the International Keats Conference.


‘Objects of Suspicion’: Keats and the Psychology of SurveillanceMarggraf Turley, R. 2017 John Keats and the Medical Imagination. Roe, N. (ed.). London: Springer Nature
Keats Criticism, Post-1963Marggraf Turley, R. 2017 John Keats in Context. O'Neill, M. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (Literature in Context)
The Millers' Tales: Sustainability, the Arts and the WatermillArcher, J. E. E., Thomas, H. & Marggraf Turley, R. 2017 Literature and Sustainability : Concept, Text and Culture. Johns-Putra, A., Parham, J. & Squire, L. (eds.). Manchester: Manchester University Press, p. 1332 p. 1
Keats UnderwayMarggraf Turley, R. 2017
Keats on Two WheelsMarggraf Turley, R. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Studies in Romanticism.
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