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Cancelled: Castrating Rochester: John Wilmot's Manuscript Poetry

Due to circumstances beyond our control this talk has been cancelled. Please contact the box office on 0115 846 7777 for further information.​

A lunchtime talk for the Collected Words exhibition.

This talk looks at the peculiarities of the manuscript canon of the poetry of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1648-80), and its examples in the collections at the University of Nottingham. Not least the autograph manuscripts of Rochester’s poems to his wife, which are more restrained in their expression than most of his writing. It will also mention the importance to Rochester studies of Vivian da Sola Pinto, a key figure in the development of the School of English at Nottingham.

Dr Adam Rounce is Associate Professor in English Literature at the University of Nottingham and an expert in Restoration and Eighteenth-century poetry and literature.