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Jonathan Gonzalez Garcia

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Thesis Title

Writing to Last: Wordsworth’s Poetics of Immortality and the Cult of Romantic Genius

Research overview

I am a visiting PhD student at the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Lancaster University, working under the supervision of Prof. Simon Bainbridge, and a doctoral candidate at the University of La Rioja, in northern Spain. My thesis considers the Romantic cult of posterity, the construction of a textual life-after-death and Wordsworth's poetics of immortality. My broader research interests include nineteenth-century reading practices, the relationship between poetry and place, as well as Romantic-era walking and perceptions of landscape. Together with Prof Tim Fulford (De Montfort) and Dr Cristina Flores (Rioja), I am co-editor of the forthcoming scholarly edition of Robert Southey’s Letters from Spain and Portugal (Routledge, 2020).

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Lancaster University

County College. Office B125



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Selected Publications

Scholarly Editions:

Robert Southey: Letters Written During a Short Residence in Spain and Portugal, editor with C. Flores and T. Fulford. Begun 2017, ongoing. Publication: contracted to Routledge, 1 vol. 2020.

Articles in refereed journals:

(fully co-authored with C. Flores) ‘Spanish Literature and English Romanticism: Lope de Vega and The Beauty of Angelica in Robert Southey’s Letters from Spain and Portugal,’ Bulletin of Spanish Studies, XCVI: 8 (2019), 1-29.

‘Poetic Industry and Abominable Superstition: Robert Southey on Lope de Vega,’ Romanticism on the Net, 68-69 (2017), 1-30. <https://ronjournal.org/>

‘Adaptation and Appropriation: The Afterlife of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in the Spanish Press,’ The Coleridge Bulletin, 49 (2017), 91-101.

(fully co-authored with C. Flores) ‘“The path is made by walking”: The Legacy of the Pedestrian Poetry of the British Romantics in Miguel de Unamuno and Antonio Machado,’ Erebea: Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, 6 (2016), 169-195.

‘A Study on the Reception of the Translated Poetry of William Wordsworth in Early Twentieth-Century Spain: “Tintern Abbey” and “Personal Talk”,’ Odisea: Journal of English Studies, 16 (2015), 59-83.

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