John Keats

Reimagining History

Authors: Ulmer, William

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  • Posits Keats’s historicist poetics from a culturally inflected perspective
  • Emphasizes the importance of Cockneyism for Keats’s career
  • Integrates recent scholarship on Regency Cockneyism with Chandler’s account of the historicist agenda of British Romanticism 
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This book considers Keats’s major poems as exercises in Romantic historicism. The poetry’s rich allusiveness represents Keats’s effort to reclaim the British canon for Cockney revisionism, and reveals Keats characteristically invoking the past to define his contemporary cultural politics. The book begins by discussing Keats’s Cockney traditionalism in its Regency context and then proceeds through the poet’s career in chronological order. There are chapters on history and vocation in the poet’s first volume, the failed idealism of 'Endymion', gender and audience in the Medieval Romances, the 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' in historical context, secularism and consolation in the other great Odes, and then the two 'Hyperion' fragments, in which history ramifies beyond poetic method to become the explicit subject of inquiry. The result is a stimulating reassessment of Keats’s intellectual development and most admired poems.  

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William A. Ulmer is Professor of English at the University of Alabama, USA. He is the author of books on Percy B. Shelley and William Wordsworth, and of numerous essays on Romantic period texts and issues.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
John Keats
Book Subtitle
Reimagining History
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47084-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47084-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47083-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83656-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 270
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