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Finding Gloucester’s Eyeballs: Keats’s Letters and their Poetry

5th November 2014, 17:30 to 18:30, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Dr Anthony Howe (Birmingham City University)

An Inventions of the Text seminar.

This paper will ask what it means to make literary critical, as opposed to biographical or other-paraphrastic, use of Keats's letters. I will discuss the generic extensiveness of Keats's epistolary writing -- its writerly fullness -- and the problems of traditional category in this respect. In particular I will consider the losses incurred when we isolate Keats's poetry from the letters into which, in many cases, they were placed. You may wish to (re-) read the short poems 'On the Sea' and 'The Eve of St Mark' in preparation. 

Contact inventionsofthetext@gmail.com for more information about this event.

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