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Jacob Lloyd

1st Year DPhil, English
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Jacob is a DPhil student in the English Faculty supervised by Professor Seamus Perry. His area of research is Romantic poetry within the long 18th Century, especially between 1790 and 1830. His thesis examines the verse of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Percy Bysshe Shelley and how they developed their political aesthetics. His primary focus is on how these poets negotiated the contradiction between the necessity of experiencing the world subjectively, through their poetry, and a political desire to create a community which relied on an objective framework.