The Poetry of John Keats
In this course, Professor Jon Mee (University of York) explores the life and poetry of the great Romantic poet, John Keats. We begin by looking at Keats’ background, including his family, early education, and his career, before exploring Keats’ letters. After that, we turn to some of the figures of speech that are commonly found in Keats’ poetry, before thinking about some of Keats’ most famous poems, including: On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer, On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again, When I Have Fears That I may Cease to Be, Hyperion, Ode on a Grecian Urn, Ode to a Nightingale, Ode on Melancholy, and To Autumn.
What this playlist includes:
13 lectures across 2 courses.
All resources designed and delivered by university academics and researchers.
Courses and Lectures
1. The Poetry of John Keats
Prof. Jon Mee
York University
1.1. Keats' Background – 05:09
1.2. Keats' Letters – 07:45
1.3. Figures of Speech – 08:02
1.4. Early Sonnets – 06:51
1.5. Hyperion – 04:19
2. The Poetry of John Keats
Dr Ross Wilson
University of Cambridge
2.1. Keats the Reader – 10:39
2.2. Keats the Writer – 11:45
2.3. The Senses – 09:15
2.4. Negativity – 09:56
2.5. Forms – 10:47
2.6. Society – 09:18
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