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Professor McEathron specializes in British Romanticism. His interests include the canonical Romantic poets and essayists, especially Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Lamb, and Hazlitt, as well as several non-canonical figures associated with the laboring-class poetic tradition, especially John Clare. His work in this latter area includes New Essays on John Clare: Poetry, Culture and Community (eds. Scott McEathron and Simon Kövesi, Cambridge University Press, 2015) and English Labouring-Class Poets, 1800-1830 (ed. Scott McEathron, Pickering and Chatto, 2006). He has also published several essays on nineteenth-century portraits and drawings (of Lamb, Clare, and Keats), with a focus on the Victorian art market and the workings of the National Portrait Gallery.
“The Last of March” in ‘Anniversary Shorts: Studies of Ten Poems from The Village Minstrel, and Other Poems.’ John Clare Society Journal 40 (2021): 15-17.
“Address to a Lark” in ‘Anniversary Shorts: Studies of Ten Poems from Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery.’ John Clare Society Journal 39 (2020): 8-10.
“Nineteenth-Century Poetic Tributes and Elegies to Robert Bloomfield.” European Romantic Review 31.5 (2020): 637-652.
“Working-Class Poetry and the Royal Literary Fund: Two Case Studies in Patronage.” In A History of Working-Class Literature. Ed. John Goodridge and Bridget Keegan. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017): 149‒175.
“The Lives of Frederick Martin and The Life of John Clare.” In New Essays on John Clare: Poetry, Culture and Community. Eds. Scott McEathron and Simon Kӧvesi. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015): 118‒45.