Coffey, Dr Bysshe Inigo

Dr Bysshe Inigo Coffey

Tutor and Lecturer in English


Literature in English 1700–1830; 1830–1910; and 1900–present, dissertations falling within that time. Graduate students working on Romantic, Victorian, and 20th-century topics.

Research interests

– The poetry, thought, reception history, and editing of Percy Bysshe Shelley.

– Verse, prosody, criticism 1700–Present.

– Critical and theoretical fads, fashions, and discipleship.

– Textual scholarship and its history.

– Literature and Philosophy.

– 18th- and 19th-century Greek, Latin, and French translation.

Recent Publications

Shelley’s Broken World: Fractured Materiality and Intermitted Song. Liverpool University Press, 2021 (Paperback, 2023). Shortlisted for the University English Prize.

‘Marilyn Gaull’s Unwritten Book: Romantic Possibility and the Polymath’. The Wordsworth Circle 53.1, pp. 37-47.

‘Percy Bysshe Shelley and China’s Gayest Art’. Invited article for ‘Romanticism and Asia’, special issue, guest edited by Peter Kitson. The Wordsworth Circle 51.1, pp. 221–241.

‘Shelley’s Poetry of Air’. The Wordsworth Circle 50.2 (2019), pp. 219–236.

‘Wrecked in that Convulsion: Epipsychidion and Rhyme’. The Keats-Shelley Review 33.1, (2019), pp. 60–73.

‘Shelley’s Kant, Wordsworth, and “Peter Bell”’. The Wordsworth Circle 49.3 (2018), pp. 167–176.

‘Shelley’s Alastor and “On a Future State”. The Wordsworth Circle 48.1 (2017), pp. 39–46.