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Barfoot, C. C. “‘Hyperion to a Satyr’: Keats, Carlyle, and ‘This Strange Disease of Modern Life.’” In Victorian Keats and Romantic Carlyle: The Fusions and Confusions of Literary Periods, edited by C. C. Barfoot, pp. 7-19. Amsterdam-Atlanta, GA: Rodopi, 1999.

Considers Keats's and Thomas Carlyle's personal lives as evidenced in their poetry, and considers Carlyle's assessment of Keats.


Almedia, Hermione de. “Prophetic Extinction and the Misbegotten Dream in Keats.” In The Persistence of Poetry: Bicentennial Essays on Keats, edited by Robert M. Ryan and Ronald A. Sharp, pp. 165-82. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1998.

Examines the presence of Romantic perspectives dreams and evolution in the two Hyperion poems and considers their relationship to ideas about history.

Fitzpatrick, Margaret Ann. “The Problem of ‘Identity’ in Keats's ‘Negative Capability.’” Dalhousie Review 61, no. 1 (spring 1981): 39-51.

Views Keats's “negative capability”—that quality which distinguishes poets from others—according John Locke's writings on identity.

Goslee, Nancy M. “Plastic to Picturesque: Schegel's Analogy and Keats's Hyperion Poems.” Keats-Shelley Journal 30 (1981): 118-51.

Uses A. W. Schegel's lecture on the relationship between ancient and modern arts to analyze the Hyperion poems, suggesting The Fall of Hyperion demonstrates the “picturesque.”

———. “Keats's The Fall of Hyperion: ‘Like Sculpture Builded Up Upon the Grave Of … Power.’” In Uriel's Eye: Miltonic Stationing and Statuary in Blake, Keats, and Shelley, pp. 96-133. University, AL: The University of Alabama Press, 1985.

Analyzes four scenes in The Fall of Hyperion with a focus on Keats's use of dreams, sculptural images, and the “picturesque.”

Gurney, Stephen. “Between Two Worlds: Keats's Hyperion and Browning's ‘Saul.’” Studies in Browning and His Circle: A Journal of Criticism, History, and Bibliography 8, no. 2 (fall 1980): 57-74.

Uses Keats's and Robert Browning's poems to make connections between the concerns of the Romantic and the Victorian period, especially morality and evil.

Hartman, Geoffrey H. “Spectral Symbolism and the Authorial Self: An Approach to Keats's Hyperion.Essays in Criticism: A Quarterly Journal of Literary Criticism 24, no. 1 (January 1974): 1-19.

Examines the two Hyperion poems as a single but incomplete work.

Lachman, Lilach. “Keats's Hyperion: Time, Space, and the Long Poem.” Poetics Today 22, no. 1 (spring 2001): 89-127.

Considers Keats's use of time-space poetics in Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion. Also reconsiders the use of space as both Romantic and postmodern.

Mori, Masaki. Epic Grandeur: Toward a Comparative Poetics of Epics. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1997, 261 p.

Evaluates epic poetry and provides a case study on The Fall of Hyperion as a transitional epic. Also provides a bibliography of Keatsian scholarship.

Reed, Thomas A. “Keats and the Gregarious Advance of Intellect in Hyperion.ELH: English Literary History 55, no. 1 (spring 1988): 195-232.

Considers the social-political dimension of Hyperion in its depiction of revolution and historical change and emphasizes Keats's belief in progressive history.

Roe, Nicholas, ed. Keats and History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995, 320 p.

Offers historical readings of Keats's poetry, including several essays treating Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion.

Saly, John. “Keats's Answer to Dante: The Fall of Hyperion,Keats-Shelley Journal 14 (winter 1965): 65-78.

Asserts Keats's The Fall of Hyperion was influenced by Dante's Divine Comedy, and compares Moneta with Beatrice as salvation figures.

Schapiro, Barbara A. “Keats.” In The Romantic Mother: Narcissistic Patterns in Romantic Poetry, pp. 33-60. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983.

Provides a psychoanalytic reading of Keats's poetry, particularly Endymion and The Fall of Hyperion, focusing on narcissism and images of women.

Swaminathan, S. R. “Keats's The Fall of Hyperion.Keats-Shelley Memorial Bulletin 20 (1969): 11-12.

Analyzes one passage about poets and dreaming as suggesting the imagination has prophetic power.

Vitoux, Pierre. “Keats's Epic Design in Hyperion.Studies in Romanticism 14, no. 2 (spring 1975): 165-83.

Examines the mythological elements, particularly the character of Apollo, in The Fall of Hyperion.

Additional coverage of Keats's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 96 and 110; DISCovering Authors; DISCovering Authors: British; DISCovering Authors: Canadian; DISCovering Authors Modules: Most-Studied Authors and Poets; Poetry Criticism, Vol. 1; and World Literature Criticism, 1500 to the Present.

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