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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


‘It’s not too much, is it?’: Keats, Fancy and the Ethics of Pleasurable Excess in Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette

Michelle Devereaux

in The Stillness of Solitude: Romanticism and Contemporary American Independent Film

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474446044
eISBN:
9781474476652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446044.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette in relation to personal subjectivity and excess, specifically drawing on notions of poetic fancy, modernity, gender and ‘unwholesome’ ... More


Knowledge’s ‘gordian shape’ Keats and the Disciplines

Kurtis Hessel

in Keats's Negative Capability: New Origins and Afterlives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786941817
eISBN:
9781789623253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941817.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This essay explains how the idea of negative capability served an important role in Keats’s thinking about the relationship between his poetic and medical pursuits: as a concept, it reconciled the ... More


Political Economy: Commerce, Civic Tradition and the Luxury Debate in Isabella and Lamia

Porscha Fermanis

in John Keats and the Ideas of the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637805
eISBN:
9780748652181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637805.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter reports the increasing resistance to the Enlightenment ‘cult of commerce’ from within the early nineteenth-century dissenting press, focusing on Leigh Hunt's Examiner. Isabella and Lamia ... More


Childless Mothers and Blighted Virgins: Female Ghosts and Their Victims 

Sarah Iles Johnston

in Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520217072
eISBN:
9780520922310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217072.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter focuses on females who die under unhappy circumstances, particularly those who die unmarried and those who die in pregnancy and childbirth. The ghosts of such women are dangerous ... More


Drakōn Fights: Drakontes Composite

Daniel Ogden

in Drakōn: Dragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557325
eISBN:
9780191745997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557325.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Archaeology: Classical

Chapter 2 looks at the battle myths for the great composite drakontes, and is loosely organised in accordance with the overall shapes and mythological affinities of the creatures in question. It ... More


Introduction

Denise Gigante

in Life: Organic Form and Romanticism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136852
eISBN:
9780300155587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136852.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about how Romantic authors wrote about the principle of life. This volume analyzes the poetry of Christopher Smart, William ... More


Keats's Principle of Monstrosity: Lamia

Denise Gigante

in Life: Organic Form and Romanticism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136852
eISBN:
9780300155587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136852.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the principle of monstrosity in John Keats' poem Lamia. It suggests that this poem represents a central instance of Romantic monstrosity and discusses John Lempriere's A ... More


‘Slippery Steps of the Temple of Fame’: Cornwall and Keats's Reputation

in Bright Stars: John Keats, Barry Cornwall and Romantic Literary Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312113
eISBN:
9781846315145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312113.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the efforts of Bryan Cornwall to redeem the reputation of John Keats, his more talented but commercially unsuccessful rival. It explains that after an unfavorable critical ... More


The Fruits of Victory: Kingship, Lamia, Africa

Pat Wheatley and Charlotte Dunn

in Demetrius the Besieger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198836049
eISBN:
9780191873416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836049.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In this chapter, the outcome of the previous campaign is discussed in great detail. This was a decisive victory for the Antigonids, and in the aftermath of the victory at Salamis, Antigonus assumed ... More


Demetrius’ Return to Greece, 304–303 BC

Pat Wheatley and Charlotte Dunn

in Demetrius the Besieger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198836049
eISBN:
9780191873416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836049.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter continues to offer detailed analysis of Demetrius Poliorcetes’ career, as well as a reconstruction of the events during the years 304–303 BC. Demetrius returned to Greece in autumn 304 , ... More


The White Snake, Apollonius of Tyana, and John Keats’s Lamia

Chris Murray

in China from the Ruins of Athens and Rome: Classics, Sinology, and Romanticism, 1793-1938

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198767015
eISBN:
9780191821240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767015.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The many details shared by John Keats’s Lamia and Feng Menglong’s treatment of the White Snake legend are evidence of a series of exchanges between Europe and Asia over the course of centuries. ... More


Thoreau’s Rainbow

Stephen R. Wilk

in Sandbows and Black Lights: Reflections on Optics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197518571
eISBN:
9780197518595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197518571.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

In his famous book Walden, or Life in the Woods, Henry David Thoreau writes about the experience of walking through a rainbow. Since Thoreau is often praised for the accuracy of his observations of ... More


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