In The Cambridge Companion to Keats, leading scholars discuss Keats's work in several fascinating contexts: literary history and key predecessors; Keats's life in London's intellectual, aesthetic and literary culture and the relation of his poetry to the visual arts. These specially commissioned essays are sophisticated but accessible, challenging but lucid, and are complemented by an introduction to Keats's life, a chronology, a list of contemporary people and periodicals, a source reference for famous phrases and ideas articulated in Keats's letters, a glossary of literary terms and a guide to further reading.
Table of ContentsNotes on contributors; Acknowledgments; Texts and abbreviations; Glossary; A biographical note; Chronology; People and publications; Where did Keats say that?; 1. The politics of Keats's early poetry John Kandl; 2. Endymion's beautiful dreamers Karen Swan; 3. Keats and the 'Cockney school' Duncan Wu; 4. Lamia, Isabella and The Eve of St. Agnes Jeffrey N. Cox; 5. Hyperion, The Fall of Hyperion and Keats's epic ambitions Vincent Newey; 6. Keats and the ode Paul D. Sheats; 7. Late lyrics Susan J. Wolfson; 8. Keats's letters John Barnard; 9. Keats and language Garrett Stewart; 10. Keats's sources, Keats's allusions Christopher Ricks; 11. Keats and 'ekphrasis' Theresa M. Kelley; 12. Keats and English poetry Greg Kucich; 13. Byron reads Keats William C. Keach; 14. Keats and the complexities of gender Anne K. Mellor; 15. Keats and Romantic science Alan Richardson; 16. The 'story' of Keats Jack Stillinger; 17. Bibliography and further reading Susan J. Wolfson; Index.