Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Mapping Keats’s Progress
A Critical Chronology


Profound thanks to Arnie Keller, Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria, for his dogged and daunting technical expertise in making this site operational in its first iteration. His patience with my various whims and fancies was tested—constantly. The project would not exist without his simple words, Yes, that can probably be done.

Next, to Martin Holmes of the University of Victoria’s Humanities Computing and Media Centre (HCMC), for expertly reshaping the coded innards of the site, thus moving it to its current level of operation. Complex things were made to seem so simple; his terrific work continues. Also, to Stewart Arneil of HCMC for picking up the slack when called upon. We also thank Amorena Roberts and Amber Norris, our work study students, who, under the supervision of Martin and the HCMC, came in at the tail end of the current iteration of the site to carefully help with cleanup and name tagging.

My sincere appreciation to Matthew Sangster, University of Birmingham, for taking the time to consult with me as I tried to locate some of those odder addresses and streets in Regency London. Our not-so-profound conclusion: Not all maps are created equal, and not all maps are right.

My thanks to the reader of a few of the poems, Joel Hawkes (PhD, Bristol), who describes his accent as middle-class, southern English, occasionally coloured by the glottal stop of Estuary English (of London and surrounding south-east England). He currently teaches at the University of Victoria. The recording engineer was R. Colin Newell, Systems Technician, University of Victoria. We hope to add more in the future.

Finally, to Magdalena Kay, for patiently enduring my spontaneous overflowings about Keats this and Keats that—even when she didn’t have to.

My thanks to the following for their assistance and suggestions:

Keith Bradley, Emeritus, Notre Dame

Luca Caddia, Keats-Shelley House, Rome

Bogdana Carpenter, University of Michigan

Dave Cockle, The Enfield Society

Stephanie Dumke, Oxford

Andrew Dyke, London Bridge Museum & Educational Trust

Jonathan Hill, St. Olaf College

Jules Hogan

Matt Huculak, University of Victoria Library

Marc Hutchinson

Peter Lennard, London Bridge Museum & Educational Trust

David Latané, Virginia Commonwealth University

Nancy Mayer, Northwest Missouri State University

Sheila MacLeod, Archivist, Vale of Health Society

Lucy Rutherford, Assistant Archivist, Hertford College

Deborah Ogilvie, University of Victoria and Simmons College

Kenneth Page, Keats House

Plymouth Central Library, History and Information

Annette Sparrowhawk, Enfield Local Studies Library & Archive

Nicholas Stanley-Price, Advisory Committee, Non-Catholic Cemetery, Rome

Julie Watt, Stevenson College, Edinburgh (now retired)

Leonard Will, The Enfield Society

Susan Wolfson, Princeton University