Category Archives: John Keats


In the last century, there has been many respectable discussions of Keats as a thinker. While nineteenth century critics did acknowledge the seriousness in some of his works, Victorians were more inclined to find other qualities in Keats than they … Continue reading

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Excerpt from my essay on Keats’ Poem “La Belle Dame sans Merci”

This essay was entitled “Nice Guys Finish Last: A Critical Examination of Manhood and Powerlessness in Keats’ La Belle Dame sans Merci” :…while the poem tends towards interpretations of love as a doomed concept, the centering of romantic love as merely … Continue reading

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A Reading of “La Belle Dame Sans Merci”

I wanted to share a video through which I discovered John Keats’s poem, “La Belle Dame Sans Merci”. This is a reading by Ben Whishaw, a British actor. It is an excerpt from the soundtrack of the movie “Bright … Continue reading

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Keats and Negative Capability

Thoughts on Keats’ Letters and Negative Capability: “In passing however I must say of one thing that has pressed upon me lately and increased my Humility and capability of submission and that is this truth – [Women] of Genius are … Continue reading

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Keats’s Romanticism through the Analysis of “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” (Paper)

Romanticism, as Lovejoy reminded us in his essay “On the Discrimination of Romanticisms”, does not have to be and cannot be one single definition, should it be in literature or painting, in the British world or Germany, or anywhere else … Continue reading

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