Professor Nora Crook

The Charles E. Robinson Memorial Lecture, Friday 8 July

Nora Crook is Emeritus Professor at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. Her chief publications include the co-authored Shelley’s Venomed Melody (Cambridge University Press 1986), a monograph on Shelley and medicine, which was followed by Kipling’s Myths of Love and Death (Macmillan, 1990) and numerous journal articles and chapters. She is best known for her work as an editor of the Shelleys. In 1988 she joined The Bodleian Shelley Manuscripts team under Donald H. Reiman’s general editorship, contributing two volumes to the series of edited transcriptions of Shelley’s working notebooks. She is the general editor of twelve volumes of Mary Shelley’s novels and miscellaneous works (1996, 2002), for which she was also the editor of Frankenstein and Valperga. In 2006 she became the first British academic to be honored by the Keats-Shelley Association’s Distinguished Scholar Award. In 2004 she became co-general editor of The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley and is the editor of Volume 7. She is currently working with the Complete Poetry team on Volume 4.

Professor Michael Rossington

The Michael O’Neill Memorial Lecture, Saturday 9 July

Michael Rossington is Professor of Romantic Literature at Newcastle University. He has edited poetry in Volumes II, III and IV (2000, 2011, 2013) of the Longman Annotated English Poets edition of The Poems of Shelley, edited by Kelvin Everest and others, and is contributing to the final two volumes of this edition. His Oxford World’s Classics edition of Mary Shelley’s Valperga appeared in 2000. He is one of the general editors of the Longman Annotated English Poets series published by Routledge.