Thomas Campbell – The Forgotten Romantic Poet

by Amy Wilcockson

13th October 2022, 5.30-6.30pm GMT


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Despite being one of the bestselling poets of his day, the editor of long-running periodicals, and a popular and philanthropical public figure, it is curious that the Scottish poet Thomas Campbell remains largely overlooked in Romantic study. He is equally disregarded in discussions of Byron’s friends, despite his contradictory, close relationship with both Lord Byron and his wife, Annabella Milbanke.

In this talk, Amy Wilcockson will explore Campbell’s life, letters, and legacy, plus reveal his connections to the Byrons, through her ongoing project editing Campbell’s correspondence. She will also make the case for returning Campbell to his rightful prominence as one of the eminent literary figures of the Romantic period.