Five Questions: Mark Sandy on Romanticism, Memory, and Mourning

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Dr Mark Sandy is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Studies at Durham University. His research focuses primarily on Romantic poetics and legacies, paying particular attention to intersections between poetry and philosophy and theories of subjectivity, but he has also published on twentieth-century writers including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saul Bellow and Toni Morrison. His first monograph, Poetics of Self and Form in Keats and Shelley: Nietzschean Subjectivity and Genre, was published by Ashgate in 2005; subsequently, he has edited and co-edited essay collections on Romantic Echoes in the Victorian Era (Ashgate, 2008), Romantic Presences in the Twentieth Century (Ashgate, 2012) and Venice and the Cultural Imagination (Pickering & Chatto, 2012). Below, we discuss his latest monograph, Romanticism, Memory, and Mourning, which was published by Ashgate last November.

1) How did you come to realise that Romanticism, Memory, and Mourning was going to be your next monograph project?

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