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Keats and Embarrassment

Christopher Ricks

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128298
eISBN:
9780191671654
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128298.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

In this book, the author argues for the importance of embarrassment in human life and for the value of works of art which help us deal with embarrassment by recognizing and refining it. As a poet and ... More


“Ode on Melancholy” and ”What the Thrush Said”: Keats

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses two poems by John Keats — “Ode of Melancholy” and “What the Thrush Said.” Keats knew much suffering and died while still a young man. Consumptive and weak, he experienced many ... More


Life Mask and Death Mask

Thomas McFarland

in The Masks of Keats: The Endeavour of a Poet

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186458
eISBN:
9780191674556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186458.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Making life masks — which represented how something was when it was living — and making death masks — the counterpart that accounts for a being's impressions when they had died, was not an uncommon ... More


In Style: Epic Plush 1815–1820

Herbert F. Tucker

in Epic: Britain's Heroic Muse 1790–1910

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232987
eISBN:
9780191716447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232987.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

British postwar epic disclosed fissures of faction within a national unity that had been artificially constrained by two decades' steady pressure from the enemy without. With the lifting of that ... More


The Connected Condition: Romanticism and the Dream of Communication

Yohei Igarashi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503610040
eISBN:
9781503610736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503610040.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

How can Romantic poetry, motivated by the poet’s intense yearning to impart his thoughts and feelings, be so often difficult and the cause of readerly misunderstanding? How did it come to be that a ... More


John Keats and the Ideas of the Enlightenment

Porscha Fermanis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637805
eISBN:
9780748652181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637805.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

John Keats is generally considered to be the least intellectually sophisticated of all the major Romantic poets, but he was a more serious thinker than either his contemporaries or later scholars ... More


Modernity's Mist: British Romanticism and the Poetics of Anticipation

Emily Rohrbach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267965
eISBN:
9780823272440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267965.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Whereas Romantic studies often have focused on British Romanticism in its relations to the past—Romanticism as ruins, memory, and mourning—Modernity’s Mist draws attention to an understudied aspect: ... More


Reading The Eve of St. Agnes: The Multiples of Complex Literary Transaction

Jack Stillinger

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195130225
eISBN:
9780199855209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130225.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Using the 180-year history of Keats’s “Eve of St. Agnes” as a basis for theorizing about the reading process, this book explores the nature and whereabouts of “meaning” in complex works. A proponent ... More


John Keats and the Culture of Dissent

Nicholas Roe

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186298
eISBN:
9780191674495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186298.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book sets out to recover the lively and unsettling voices of Keats's poetry, and seeks to trace the complex ways in which his poems responded to and addressed their contemporary world. It offers ... More


The Masks of Keats: The Endeavour of a Poet

Thomas McFarland

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186458
eISBN:
9780191674556
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186458.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book surveys the poetic endeavour of John Keats and urges that his true poetry is uniquely constituted by being uttered through three artificial masks, rather than through the natural voice of ... More


Apocalypse and Millenium in English Romantic Poetry

Morton D. Paley

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262175
eISBN:
9780191698828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262175.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The interrelationship of the ideas of apocalypse and millennium is a dominant concern of British Romanticism. The Book of Revelation provides a model of history in which apocalypse is followed by ... More


Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem

Michael O'Neill

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122852
eISBN:
9780191671579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122852.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

In this wide-ranging study the author examines the phenomenon of the ‘self-conscious poem’ — that is, a poem concerned with poetry or, more centrally if often connectedly, a poem that displays ... More


On Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature: Essays

John Kerrigan

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199248513
eISBN:
9780191697753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248513.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book's chapters reproduce essays on such major figures as Sir Philip Sidney and John Milton, but also less celebrated writers, including Thomas Carew and — in a new piece — William Drummond, to ... More


The Mask of Camelot

Thomas McFarland

in The Masks of Keats: The Endeavour of a Poet

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186458
eISBN:
9780191674556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186458.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

For this chapter, we assume two significant configurations — one is represented by the Mask of Camelot while the other accounts for the various understandings, social agreements, and psychological ... More


The Churning of Genius

Thomas McFarland

in The Masks of Keats: The Endeavour of a Poet

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186458
eISBN:
9780191674556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186458.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

As the churning of Keats's genius is seen as another exhibition of his tendency to be inclined to his too-muchness, this, in a way, differs from other such expressions. As too-muchness is brought ... More


The Great Achievement

Thomas McFarland

in The Masks of Keats: The Endeavour of a Poet

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186458
eISBN:
9780191674556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186458.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

After taking a closer look into the churning of Keats's genius and exploring the consequences and effects of his too-muchness, one may find it in some ways amazing that he was still able to achieve ... More


‘A Vision of Reality’: Mid‐to‐Late Yeats

Michael O'Neill

in The All-Sustaining Air: Romantic Legacies and Renewals in British, American, and Irish Poetry since 1900

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299287
eISBN:
9780191715099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299287.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter on Yeats explores the work of his mid-to-late career. It begins by examining ‘Ego Dominus Tuus’, a pivotal poem written in a crucial period for Yeats, and one in which he sharpens his ... More


On Love

Genevieve Liveley

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores an unexpected affinity between Romans and Romantics ‘on love’. It shows that one Roman poet in particular appears repeatedly reflected in the writings of the English Romantic ... More


Keats and Lucrece (1988)

John Kerrigan

in On Shakespeare and Early Modern Literature: Essays

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199248513
eISBN:
9780191697753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248513.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter discusses works of Keats which present a Shakespearian quality, such as Lucrese. This poem, along with A Lover's Complaint, were ignored by Caroline Spurgeon. These two works of Keats ... More


‘Inheritors of Unfulfill'd Renown’: Championing Romantic Poets

Juliette Atkinson

in Victorian Biography Reconsidered: A Study of Nineteenth-Century 'Hidden' Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572137
eISBN:
9780191722967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572137.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter considers yet another way in which obscurity was valued: for many Romantic poets, it was a sign of their sophistication, and would be overcome by a later audience who would confer on ... More


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