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Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of The Arts

Summary

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

Undergraduate

Undergraduate - Visionaries and Rebels: Romantic Poets from Blake to Tennyson - British and American Modernism - The Child in British and American Literature - Dissertation Postgraduate - ​Literature and the City

Book

Chameleon poet: R.S. Thomas and the literary tradition

Perry, S. (2013). Chameleon poet: R.S. Thomas and the literary tradition. Oxford University Press (OUP). doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687336.001.0001

Journal Article

Keep innocency: Edward Thomas and fatherhood

Perry, S. (2018). Keep innocency: Edward Thomas and fatherhood. The Cambridge Quarterly, 47(4), 301–324. doi:10.1093/camqtly/bfy026

"So unreal": The unhomely moment in the poetry of Philip Larkin

Perry, S. J. (2011). "So unreal": The unhomely moment in the poetry of Philip Larkin. English Studies, 92(4), 432-448. doi:10.1080/0013838X.2011.574030

‘Only in dreams’: Philip Larkin and surrealism

Perry, S. (2010). ‘Only in dreams’: Philip Larkin and surrealism. English, 59(224), 95-119. doi:10.1093/english/efp049

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Perry would welcome PhD applications in any of his principal areas of research. Completed PhDs - James Underwood, Philip Larkin (2015)