British Romantic Writing and Environmental Catastrophe

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Useful Links

Here you can find links to project partners, collaborators, and related projects and centres:

The Arts and Humanities Research Council

The Wordsworth Trust

The Poetry Society Young Poets Network

Cape Farewell

The Priestley International Centre for Climate at Leeds University

The Environmental Humanities Research Group, Faculty of Arts, Leeds University

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich

Weather Extremes, Nottingham University

A Year Without a Winter, Arizona State University



On 24th November 2016, British Romantic Writing and Environmental Catastrophe collaborated with Leeds Student Union Spoken Word Society to host an evening of readings from Romantic poetry and prose.

Here you can listen to some of the performances from members of LUU Spoken Word Soc.

Many thanks to LUUSWS and everyone who performed or came to listen!


Taiwo Ogunyinka reads ‘To Ailsa Rock’ by John Keats


Dylan Marsh reads from The Last Man by Mary Shelley


Luka Abeywickrama reads ‘The Cloud’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley


Talya Stitcher reads ‘Sonnet XLIV’ by Charlotte Smith


Emma Ward reads ‘The Arab Dream’ from William Wordsworth’s The Prelude


Jonathan Green reads ‘Mont Blanc’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley


Ella Healing reads from Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


Tommi Kauppinen reads ‘Eternity’ by Anna Laetitia Barbauld


Silvia Dembner reads ‘Darkness’ by Lord Byron


Eva Curless reads ‘An Invite to Eternity’ by John Clare


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