Keats in America | Event Photography
Last Thursday, I did some event photography for a lecture series put on by the University of Kansas Hall Center for the Humanities. This event was for local area KU alumni and was held at the beautiful Wichita Art Museum. It was supported by the Lattner Family Foundation and co-sponsored by the KU Alumni Association and the Wichita chapter.
Ann Rowland, Associate Professor of English, presented her lecture “Keats in America” about English Romantic poet, John Keats. I definitely learned a lot about John Keats and Ann definitely captivated the audience. This poet, even though English, developed a reputation and following in nineteenth- century America that far outstripped his reputation in England. Museums, monuments and archives dedicated to Keats around the world today were all originally made possible by American money and imitative at the turn of the twentieth century. Ann’s talk centered around Boston Keats, enthusiasts at the heart of all these efforts and either quirky collections, commemorations and expressions of “Keats Love.” Professor Rowland’s passion for this subject came though and was very informative without being boring. I’m sure her students at KU love her.
Do you recognize this famous poem by John Keats?