Coleridge Bulletin


The Coleridge Bulletin, published twice yearly, is sent to members of the Friends of Coleridge. Articles are made available online three years after the publication of the printed version.

Editor: Graham Davidson
Reviews' Editor: Jeffrey Barbeau

Click here to see a list of contents for Bulletins New Series 56 and 57

All Bulletin articles published online are listed below: click on titles to read

New Series 55, Summer 2020

Fiona Stafford:  Coleridge’s Only Tree: Picturing the Birch
Ralph Pite:  Notebooks, Landscapes and Poetry in Coleridge’s Quantocks
Tim Fulford:  Coleridge and Davy in the Mountains and on the Page
Paul Cheshire:  Beldam Nature: Witch and Goddess
The Editor reviews ‘Coleridge and the Poetry of Nature’ by Greg Leadbetter


Jeffrey Barbeau: The Fate of Bibliography and Reviews Editorial
Mark Canuel on Fred Burwick’s A History of Romantic Literature
Sean Barry on Jeff Strabone’s Poetry and British Nationalisms in the Eighteenth Century
Aimee Barbeau on Timothy Michael’s British Romanticism and Political Reason
Nicholas Reid on Murray Evans’s Sublime Coleridge
Robin Whittaker on Van Fox Lloyd’s Anian Straits
Kim Wheatley on Karen Swann’s Lives of the Dead Poets: Keats, Shelley, Coleridge
Linda Reesman on Mark Bruhn’s Wordsworth Before Coleridge
Jessica Oliver on Brad Brannon’s Jonathan Edwards, S T Coleridge and the Will

We Shot the Albatross – The Big Read – Jeff Barbeau interviews Philip Hoare

Marilyn Gaull - Anya Taylor

Rosemary Coleridge Middleton - Tom Mayberry

New Series 54, Winter 2019

Paul Cheshire - Orientalism Bristol Fashion: Charles Fox and Achmed Ardebeili
Verity Merryweather - The Shadow-Line: ‘Alone on a wide, wide sea’
Felix Culpepper - Coleridge at the Trial of William Frend
Waka Ishikura - Sarah and Arabella Lawrence: Coleridge and William Hamilton

Jeffrey Barbeau ― Marilyn Gaull
Madeleine Callaghan ― Michael O’Neill
Graham Davidson and Bruce Graver ― Richard Gravil


Jeffrey Barbeau Reviews Editorial
Michael Raiger on Wordsworth’s Bardic Vocation, by Richard Gravil
Richard Gravil on Wordsworth’s Monastic Inheritance, by Jessica Fay
Peter Cheyne on The Mysticism of Jakob Böhme, by Cecilia Muratori
Jeff Strabone on Self-Canonization and the Business of Poetry, by Michael Gamer
Anastasia Stelse on The Vocation of Sara Coleridge, by Robin Schofield
Dometa Brothers on Coleridge’s Legacy in Britain and America, by Philip Aherne
William Davis on Handbook of British Romanticism, edited by Ralph Haekel
Heidi Snow on Wordsworth and the Art of Philosophical Travel, by Mark Offord
Andrea Timár on Coleridge and Contemplation, edited by Peter Cheyne
Joshua King on Religion in Romantic England, edited by Jeffrey Barbeau 

Nick Dodd on The Coleridge Study Weekend, Halsway, 2019

New Series 53, Summer 2019

Tim Fulford - The John Beer Bursary
Philip Lindholm - Caterpillars and the ‘convulsive agonies’ of the ‘Chrysalis’  
Eric Walker Charles Lamb - Emma Isola and the Politics of Adoption, 1820  
Michael Raiger - Anna Barbauld’s Influence on Coleridge’s Religious Imagination
Adam Walker - Darwin’s Theory of Repetition and the Primary Imagination
Jodie Lee Heap - Coleridge and Fichte on the Power of Imagination
Jessica Oliver - Self-consciousness and Imagination in the Biographia  
Suzanne Webster - Self-consciousness and the Search for Self-Knowledge  
Kurtis Hessel Wordsworth - Priestley and the Revolution in Knowledge  


Jeffrey Barbeau Reviews Editorial  
Jonathan Gonzalez on Eduardo Zuccato’s Petrarch in Romantic England
Adam Roberts on J. C. C. Mays’s Coleridge’s Dejection Ode
Peter Larkin on Ewan Jones’s Coleridge and the Philosophy of Literary Form  
Brennan O’Donnell on Julia Carlson’s Romantic Marks and Measures  
Bruce Graver on The Prelude, edited by James Engell and Michael Raymond  
Linda Austin on Beatrice Turner’s Romantic Childhood, Romantic Heirs  

Jonathan Gonzalez on Romantic Era Lakeland, a Conference at Keswick

New Series 52, Winter 2018

Anthony Harding: Coleridge, Wakefield and the Suppressed History of Dissent
Anya Taylor:  Human and Non-Human: Coleridge, Peter Larkin and Eco-Poetry
Peter Cheyne:  ‘Wild Activity of Thoughts’: Associationism and the Idea of Life
Edward Weech:  Thomas Manning and the Coleridge circle
Lilach Naishtat Bornstein:  A Collaborative Reading of Christabel in Hebrew
Linda Reesman'Love in Fairy-land': Literary Wives and Daughters
Yimon Lo:  The River Sonnets of Bowles, Coleridge and Wordsworth
Kathryn Walls:  An Ovidian Antecedent for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Coleridge at Cambridge  In his own words and those of his biographers


Jeffrey Barbeau:  Reviews Editorial
Fred Burwick on The Legacy of Göttingen, by Maximiliaan van Woudenberg
Joel Harter on Mariner: A Voyage with S. T. Coleridge, by Malcolm Guite
Talissa Ford on Memorializing Animals in the Romantic Period, by Chase Pielak
Adam Walker on Coleridge the Mystic Poet, by Eric Wasilewski, and
     Percy Bysshe Shelley: Poet and Revolutionary, by Jacqueline Mulhallen     
Tim Whelan introduces Mary Hays, her Life, Writing and Correspondence

New Series 51, Summer 2018

The Life and work of John Beer
John Beer Bibliography

Peter Larkin:  Imagine Counter-Imagine: Coleridge’s Haunted Re-Dedications
Kenneth Boyd: 'All that metaphysical disquisition' & the Faculty Divine Deleted?
Genevieve Smart:  The Trinitarian Dialectics of Child Development
Malcolm Guite:  From Shaping Spirit to Living Power: A Theology of Imaginatio
Helen Boyles: ‘Wild Walking’ and Extraordinary Revelations in STC’s Notebooks
Graham Davidson:  Coleridge’s Primary and Religious Imagination: A Prescript


Jeffrey Barbeau on Short Selections from John Beer’s works, and Reviews Editorial
Eugene Stelzig on This Long Pursuit, by Richard Holmes
Paul Cheshire on A Modern Coleridge, by Andrea Timar
Stuart Andrews on Romanticism and Methodism, by Helen Boyles
Katy Beavers on Radical Contra-diction, by Björn Bosserhof
Justin Shepherd on Professor William Knight, by Reavell, Gill, Roe & Cowton

New Series 50, Winter 2017

Tim Fulford: Brothers in Lore: Thalaba, ‘Christabel’ and ‘Kubla Khan’
Gregory Leadbetter: The ‘true wild weird spirit’ of Christabel
Graham Davidson: Christabel: A Poem of Transformation
Perdita Davidson: Christabel: A Poem of Transgression

Cristina Flores: Transatlantic Cudworth
Dillon Struwig: Coleridge’s Critical Commentary on Schelling’s Freedom Essay

Timothy Whelan and James Vigus: A Newly Discovered Coleridge Annotation
Timothy Whelan: Coleridge and Hughes: An Ecumenical Friendship, 1795-1831


Jeffrey Barbeau on Two Centuries of Kubla Khan
James Engellon on Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner, by J.C.C. Mays
Gregory Leadbetter on Poems, in Two Volumes, ed. Richard Matlak
Murray Evans on Imagination and the Playfulness of God, by Robin Stockitt, and    
Poetic Faith from Coleridge to Tolkien, by Michael Tomko
Allison Dushane on Coleridge and the Nature of Imagination, by David Ward
Adam Neikirk on The Idea of Infancy in British Poetry, by D.B. Ruderman
Christine Woody on Coleridge and the Romantic Newspaper, by Heidi Thomson
Ralf Haekel on A Romantics Chronology, by Martin Garrett

Peter Larkin: Study Weekend Report 2017 ― Coleridge’s Religious Imagination

New Series 49, Summer 2017

Peter J. Manning:   Edward Irving: Coleridge, Sign and Symbol
Robin Jarvis:  Delinquent Travellers:, Coleridge, Wordsworth, and the Rhine Tour
Jessica Fay:  Coleridge, Wordsworth and Sir G. Beaumont: the  ‘Sketcheresque’
Murray J. Evans:  Coleridge’s Sublime & On the Constitution of Church and State
Kimberley Page-Jones:  Nocturnal Coleridge: the 1803 autumnal fragments
Jacob Lloyd:  ‘every Thing is God’: Coleridge and Priestley Reconsidered
Tom Clucas:  Bristol miscellanies: STC’s conversational ideal for Lyrical Ballads
Daniel Larson:  What Was Left of Coleridge’s Cain
Jonatan González:  The Afterlife of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in the Spanish Press
Sharon Tai:  Poetic Obscurity in the Sublime System of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Shirley Watters:  Two Tributes, from her Service of Thanksgiving
Derrick Woolf:  A Tribute by Tilla Brading


Jeffrey Barbeau:  Looking Back, Looking Forward
Seamus Perry on Romantic Poetry and Literary Coteries by Tim Fulford
Paul Cheshire on Coleridge’s Chrysopoetics by Kiran Toor
Jacob Risinger on Coleridge and Communication by Florian Bissig

New Series 48, Winter 2016

David Hopkins: The ‘Englit’ Syllabus and ‘The Canon'
Kazuko Oguro: Does Coleridge Anticipate Bergson?
J. Gerald Janzen: The Dialectics of Faith in Coleridge’s First Notebook
Genevieve Smart: Protolanguage, the Logos and the “The Eolian Harp”
Nicola Healey: The Problem of Alcohol in Hartley Coleridge’s Life and Work
Hilary Newman: Henry Crabb Robinson on William Godwin

Nigel Dodd: A Tribute read at his Memorial Service, by Tim Dodd


The Henry Crabb Robinson Project – a report by James Vigus
Paul Hamilton on Guilty Thing: A Life of De Quincey by Frances Wilson
Adam Neikirk on The Green Mantle of Romanticism, and Green Writing
Emma Poval on The Letters of William Godwin, Vol II, ed. Pamela Clemit
Stuart George listens to Esteesee, by Ange Hardy

New Series 47, Summer 2016

Anya Taylor: Coleridge’s Worries about the Afterlife
Paul Cheshire: Poems 1803 - the Fall of Cottle and the Rise of Longman
Nick Dodd: Sleep and Prayer in ‘The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere’
John Williams: Peter Bell - Wordsworth’s addiction to doubt
Emma Mason: Thinking with plants - ecological logos and The Ancient Mariner
Peter Larkin: A Back to Back Reading of  The Ancient Mariner and Peter Bell
Graham Pechey: Living Powers - Idea and Symbol in Coleridge


Timothy Whelan on Coleridge’s Father, by Jim Mays


James Vigus on Il Canto dell’Antico Navicante, translated by Ugo Gervasoni
Vicky Beddow introduces A Life of Thomas De Quincey by Frances Wilson
David Worthy retires: a tribute by Justin Shepherd

New Series 46, Winter 2015

Timothy Whelan: Crabb Robinson on Pre-Existence and the Afterlife
James Vigus: Coleridge’s Translation of Friedrich Schiller’s Wallenstein Plays
J. Gerald Janzen: Coleridge & his Father in the Conclusions to BL and OM2
Chine Sonoi: Wat Tyler and A Vision of Judgement: Southey’s liberal sensibility
Richard Gravil: A ‘hideous rout’: Wordsworth’s ‘Thanksgiving Ode’ in Context
Zachary Seager: Henry James, ‘The Coxon Fund’, and a ‘fine central genius’
Barry Hough: Coleridge in Wig and Gown: The ‘Pirates’ and the Pelican
Hilary Newman: Henry Crabb Robinson and Sara Coleridge


Cecilia Muratori on Aurora (Morgen Röte im auffgang, 1612), by Jacob Boehme
Nicholas Halmi on Biographia Literaria, edited by Adam Roberts
Ewan Jones on Tragic Coleridge, by Chris Murray
Hilary Newman on Sara Coleridge: Her Life and Thought, by Jeffrey Barbeau
Chris Murray on Osorio and Sheridan’s Duel
Jo Taylor on ‘Southey and the Bristol Poets’ – A One Day Conference

New Series 45, Summer 2015

Jim Mays - Reading Alice du Clos, and for the birds
Paul Cheshire - Shakespeare Milton: Coleridge's Psychomachia
Murray Evans - Sublime Hermeneutics in Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit
Nigel Dodd - T S Eliot, Coleridge and Shakespeare's Richard II
Sally West and Jen Davis - 'Witchery by daylight': Christabel unbound
Daniel Weeks - Coleridge: Nationhood and the Limits of Collective Memory

The Kyoto Conference on Coleridge and Contemplation
Emily Holman and Dillon Struwig - Coleridge and Contemplation in Kyoto
Roger Scruton - Imagination and Truth: Reflections after Coleridge


Warren Oakley on Great Shakespeareans, ed. Rawson, Holland, Paulin & Poole
Jeffrey Barbeau on Private Lives of the Ancient Mariner, by Molly Lefebure
Paul Cheshire on What Coleridge Thought, by Owen Barfield
Barry Murnane on Medicine and the Natural Supernatural, by Gavin Budge
Cristina Flores and Jonatan Gonzalez on Romantic Literature, by John Gilroy
Justin Shepherd on Lyrical Ballads 1798 and 1802, ed. Fiona Stafford

New Series 44, Winter 2014

Michael Raiger - Coleridge and Hopkins
Kimberley Page-Jones - Lines in Motion and Thoughts in Act in the Notebooks
Judith Thompson - Coleridge, Thelwall and "Visions of Philosophy"
John Thelwall - "Visons of Philosophy"
Justin Shepherd - 'The Picture or, The Lover's Resolution'
Andrew Keanie - De Quincey's Portrait of Coleridge as a Work of Fine Art
Elisa Beshero-Bondar - Bailing Out Coleridge
Peter Cheyne - The Art of Poetic Life-Writing
Marija Reiff - Commanding Genius and Shakespearean Allusion in Zapolya


Ross Wilson on Coleridge and Kantian Ideas in England, by Monika Class
Eugene Stelzig on Myself and Some Other Being, by Daniel Robinson
Susan Valladares on British Georgian Theatre, by David Worrall
Richard Gravil on William and Dorothy Wordsworth, by Pamela Woof

New Series 43, Summer 2014

Paul Cheshire - William Gilbert: Son of a Saintly Slave Owner
James Vigus - Coleridge's View of the Daimonion of Socrates
Gregory Leadbetter - Coleridge and the Waters of Plynlimon
Gavin Sourgen - Ambitious Abjection: Poetic Activation through Inertia
Gabriele de Luca - Coleridge and Vico: influence or theoretical affinity?   Part 2
Katy Beavers - The Legacy of the AM: Mary Shelley and the Wanderer


Tim Whelan on Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm, by Kenneth R Johnston   Part 2
Jeffrey Einboden on Coleridge's Philosophy of Faith, by Joel Harter
Ewan James Jones on Romantic Poetry: An Annotated Anthology (Blackwell)
James Castell on Animality in British Romanticism, by Peter Heymans
Warren Oakley on Shandean Humour, eds. K Vieweg, J Vigus & K M Wheeler
Sarah Weiger on Dorothy Wordsworth: Wonders of Everyday, by Pamela Woof
Tessa Whitehouse on The Life of Daniel Defoe, by John Richetti
Ben Manning on Clouds of Glory, a film by Ken Russell and Melvyn Bragg

 New Series 42, Winter 2013

Tim Fulford - Coleridge's Visions of 1816
Helen Boyles- Visions of Fatherhood in Coleridge's Early and Late Poetry
Linda Reesman - Coleridge being Coleridge
Hilary Newman - The Structure of Sara Coleridge's Phantasmion
Paul Kim - Ecotheological Elements in Wordsworth's Ecclesiastical Sonnets


Simon Jarvis on Promising Losses, by Peter Larkin
Justin Shepherd on Experimental Poetics, by J C C Mays
Philip Aherne on Translantic Transcendantalism, by Samantha Harvey
Daniel Cook on John Keats: A New Life, by Nicholas Roe
Joel Harter on Symbol and Intuition, edited by H Huhn and J Vigus

New Series 41, Summer 2013



New Series 40, Winter 2012


New Series 39, Summer 2012


New Series 38, Winter 2011


New Series 37, Summer 2011


New Series 36, Winter 2010



New Series 35, Summer 2010



New Series 34, Winter 2009


New Series 33, Summer 2009



New Series 32, Winter 2008



New Series 31, Summer 2008


New Series 30, Winter 2007



New Series 29, Summer 2007

In Memoriam


New Series 28, Winter 2006



New Series 27, Summer 2006



New Series 26, Winter 2005


New Series 25, Summer 2005



New Series 24, Winter 2004

Reviews (single link to all Winter 2004 reviews)


New Series 23, Spring 2004



New Series 22, Winter 2003



New Series 21, Spring 2003



New Series 20, Winter 2002



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New Series 18, Winter 2001


New Series 17, Summer 2001



New Series 16, Winter 2000


New Series 15, Spring 2000


New Series 14, Autumn 1999

New Series 13, Spring 1999


  • Tilar Mazzeo Romanticism and Colonialism: Writing and Empire, 1780-1830, edited by Tim Fulford and Peter Kitson


New Series 12, Winter 1998



New Series 11, Spring 1998



New Series 10, Autumn 1997



New Series 9, Spring 1997



New Series 8, Autumn 1996

Conference Issue, July 1996 [unnumbered]

  • Peter Larkin David Jones and The Ancient Mariner
  • Alan Halsey An Afterword
  • Antje Klesse Mervyn Peake's illustrations for 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'


New Series 7, Spring 1996



New Series 6, Autumn 1995


Cornelius Peck Lines Written between Alfoxden and Nether Stowey (Poem)


New Series 5, Spring 1995



New Series 4, Autumn 1994



New Series 3, Spring 1994


New Series 2, Autumn 1993


New Series 1, Winter 1992/93



The Coleridge Bulletin 3, Winter 1990


The Coleridge Bulletin 2, Summer 1989


The Coleridge Bulletin 1, Summer 1988

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