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Coleridge at 250: Celebrations and Reflection

Date: Thursday 19 October 2023, 9am
Location: The Richard Eden Suite, Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL
Booking: via Eventbrite

The 21st of October 2022 marked the 250th birthday of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, one of the foremost poets, philosophers, theologians, and literary critics, of the Romantic era. The 250th anniversary year presents a perfect opportunity to celebrate and reflect on the legacy of Coleridge in the twenty-first century.

What is the impact and influence of this remarkable writer and thinker? What ‘version’ of Coleridge is most celebrated: the poet of prescient ‘greenery’ visions of humanity and nature? Or the literary and philosophical musings of Biographia Literaria? Who are the readers of Coleridge today? Is Coleridge read nationally or globally and in print, digital or other forms? Which of Coleridge’s works are most read and which are most undervalued? And how has the climate of reception in the digital age shifted from appreciations of Coleridge in the Romantic, Victorian and Modern periods?

Please join us on Thursday, 19 October 2023, in the Richard Eden Suite, Clare Hall, Cambridge, for discussions, talks, readings, and some birthday cake, celebrating and reflecting on Coleridge’s legacy after 250 years.

The event is free and open to everyone! Please book your place at EventBrite.

– Elinor Shaffer & Maximiliaan van Woudenberg,

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