“John Keats and ‘negative capability’” – Stephen HEBRON

BRITISH LIBRARY > Discovering Literature > Romantics and Victorians Stephen Hebron explores Keats’s understanding of negative capability, a concept which prizes intuition and uncertainty above reason and knowledge. In December 1817 John Keats was returning from the Christmas pantomime with his friends Charles Wentworth Dilke and Charles Brown. On the walk home, he later told his brothers… Continue lendo “John Keats and ‘negative capability’” – Stephen HEBRON

John Keats: documentary (2014)

John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) was an English poet of the second generation of Romantic poets, with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, although his poems had been in publication for less than four years when he died of tuberculosis at the age of 25. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtsZ79kt4Iw They were indifferently received in… Continue lendo John Keats: documentary (2014)

“The Contingency of Selfhood” – Richard RORTY

As I was starting to write on the topic of this chapter, I came across a poem by Philip Larkin which helped me pin down what I wanted to say. Here is the last part of it: And dace you have walked the length of your mind, what You command is as clear as a… Continue lendo “The Contingency of Selfhood” – Richard RORTY

Wordsworth, Coleridge and the Poetic Revolution – Jonathan BATE

Jonathan Bate explains why Wordsworth's and Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads is one of the greatest and most influential volumes of poetry ever written. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wgVApASNxw A lecture by Professor Sir Jonathan Bate CBE FBA, Professor of Rhetoric (16 October 2018) https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-an… 'The sense of a new style and a new spirit in poetry came over me', wrote… Continue lendo Wordsworth, Coleridge and the Poetic Revolution – Jonathan BATE

Byron and the Age of Sensation – Jonathan BATE

Jonathan Bate explores the life and work of the original celebrity poet Lord Byron. Byron was simultaneously a Romantic and an anti-Romantic. A lecture by Sir Jonathan Bate , Gresham Professor of Rhetoric 11 June 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_W7gHiH11qI https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-an... Jonathan Bate will explore the life and work of the original celebrity poet - Lord Byron. He… Continue lendo Byron and the Age of Sensation – Jonathan BATE

“A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucious to Twitter” – Andrew HUI

A short history of the short saying Aphorisms are transhistorical and transcultural, a resistant strain of thinking that has evolved and adapted to its environment for millennia. Across deep time, they are vessels that travel everywhere, laden with freight yet buoyant. Terse sayings form a rich constellation in the Sanskrit, already found in the Rig-veda… Continue lendo “A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucious to Twitter” – Andrew HUI

“Of Hatred and Solitude in the Works of Mary Shelley and E. M. Cioran” (Ştefan Bolea)

Philobiblon. Transylvanian Journal of Multidisciplinary Research In Humanities, XXII, 2, pp. 105-116 (2017) Abstract Despite the fact that Mary Shelley and E. M. Cioran have never been previously analyzed in the same context (they belong not only to different ages but also to divergent genres), we will find that they share at least two similar… Continue lendo “Of Hatred and Solitude in the Works of Mary Shelley and E. M. Cioran” (Ştefan Bolea)