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John Keats and the medical imagination

John Keats and the medical imagination

Roe, Nicholas, editor

Presenting ten chapters on John Keats's medical imagination, this text begins with his practical engagement with dissection and surgery, and the extraordinary poems he wrote during his 'busy time' at Guy's Hospital 1815-17. This book presents ten new chapters on John Keats's medical imagination, beginning with his practical engagement with dissection and surgery, and the extraordinary poems he wrote during his 'busy time' at Guy's Hospital 1815-17. The Physical Society at Guy's and the demands of a medical career are explored, as are the lyrical spheres of botany, melancholia, and Keats's strange oxymoronic poetics of suspended animation. Here too are links between surveillance of patients at Bedlam and of inner city streets that were walked by the poet of 'To Autumn'. The book concludes with a survey of multiple romantic pathologies of that most Keatsian of diseases, pulmonary tuberculosis

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Published Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
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Statement of responsibility: Nicholas Roe, editor
ISBN: 3319638114, 9783319638119
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xviii, 262 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Series: Palgrave studies in literature, science and medicine
Subject: Literature.; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900; Literary studies: poetry & poets; Ireland; Literary studies: c 1600 to c 1800; Literary studies: general; Literature: history & criticism; United Kingdom, Great Britain; 18th century, c 1700 to c 1799; Medicine in literature.; Keats, John, 1795-1821 Criticism and interpretation.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in literature, science and medicine.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9783319638102

Contents

  1. 1: Introduction.- 2: John Keats's 'Guy Hospital' Poetry
  2. Hrileena Ghosh.- 3: The Beauty of Bodysnatching
  3. Druin Burch.- 4: Mr Keats
  4. Nicholas Roe.- 5: John Keats in the Context of the Physical Society
  5. Guy's Hospital
  6. 1815-1816
  7. John Barndard.- 6: John Keats
  8. The Botanist's Companion
  9. Nikki Hessell.- 7: John Keats
  10. Medicine and Young Men on the Make
  11. Jeffrey Cox.- 8: Keats
  12. Mourning and Melancholia
  13. R.S. White.- 9: 'The feel of not to feel it': The Life of Non-Sensation in Keats
  14. Stuart Curran.- 10: Objects of Suspicion: Keats
  15. 'To Autumn' and Romantic Surveillance
  16. Richard Marggraf Turley.- 11. Keats's Killing Breath: Paradigms of a Pathography.