Keats Lecture Day One E 316K

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Keats Lecture Day One E 316K European Romanticism (recap)—circa 1770-1838 Response to Enlightenment’s emphasis on reason, order, balance, moderation. Stressed feelings, liberty, intuition, innocence, sensuality. Valued the infinite and the transcendental. Romanticism moves out from cities, stressing untamed Nature (Sublime) landscapes become crucial intensive (though unconventional) spirituality the gothic, terror, the pagan, the folk Romanticism sees an enormous change in the relationship between artist and society. In its classical or conventional form, the role of the artist can be defined as
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Unformatted text preview: follows: artist follows tradition, conveys conventional truths, serves audience. In the newer, Romantic paradigm, the artist seeks innovation, finds personal truth(s), and seeks to teach the audience. John Keats was England’s greatest lyric poet. His works stress beauty, the sensuous, ecstasy and dreams, and Art. In nine months from January to September in 1819, he writes Lamia , all the major Odes, La Belle Dame Sans Merci , and The Eve of St. Agnes —a burst of creative production that has never been equaled....
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