Published: 23 August 2012 at 14:37
Latest book by Anglia Ruskin academic is in the running for two prestigious awards
Dr John Gardner, Principal Lecturer in English Literature at Anglia Ruskin University, is celebrating the success of his internationally acclaimed new book.
Poetry and Popular Protest: Peterloo, Cato Street and the Queen Caroline Controversy focuses on the years immediately following the Napoleonic wars (1815-1822).
The book provides new information on the great Romantic poets such as Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, anonymous poets, pamphleteers, balladeers and ‘publishing pirates’; and focuses on their relationship with contemporary political events.
Poetry and Popular Protest has been shortlisted for a European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) Book Award and also nominated for the James Russell Lowell Prize. The ESSE awards will be announced at the 11th ESSE Conference in Istanbul in September, while the James Russell Lowell Prize will be presented at the Modern Language Association’s annual convention in Boston in January 2013
Dr Gardner said: