Prof Richard Marggraf Turley

BA, PhD (Leeds)

Prof Richard Marggraf Turley

Personal Chair

Department of English & Creative Writing

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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, EN35320: Literatures of Surveillance 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), Bright Stars: John Keats, Barry Cornwall and Romantic Literary Culture (2009) and (ed.) Keats's Places (2018). 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 Arts-Science projects, 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 Keats Foundation International Keats Conference.


Marggraf Turley, R 2018, Introduction: Keats's Coordinates. in R Marggraf Turley (ed.), Keats's Places. Springer Nature.
Marggraf Turley, R 2018, Keats Underway. in R Marggraf Turley (ed.), Keats's Places. Springer Nature, pp. 115-134.
Marggraf Turley, R 2018, 'Keats on Two Wheels', Studies in Romanticism, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 601-625.
Marggraf Turley, R (ed.) 2018, Keats's Places. Springer Nature, London.
Marggraf Turley, R 2017, Keats Criticism, Post-1963. in M O'Neill (ed.), John Keats in Context. Literature in Context, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
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