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Dr Sam Perry

Biography Dr Sam Perry's research focuses on the relationship between 20th-century poetry and Romanticism, with particular emphasis on that prodigiously talented group of British poets, including Ted Hughes, R S Thomas and Philip Larkin, who rose to prominence with the publication of Penguin's seminal anthology, The New Poetry (1962).

These concerns culminate in Chameleon Poet: R S Thomas and the Literary Tradition (Oxford University Press, 2013), a book that draws upon Keats' notion of the 'chameleon poet' to explore questions of influence and identity. Dr Perry is currently engaged in a long term project exploring the representation of childhood in 20th century poetry.

Invited to deliver the Plenary Lecture at the 2018 R S Thomas and M E Eldridge Festival of Poetry and Art
Teaching and Learning Undergraduate

- Visionaries and Rebels: Romantic Poets from Blake to Tennyson

- British and American Modernism

- The Child in British and American Literature

- Dissertation


- ​Literature and the City