Abstract

Hall, "Keats's Widely-Taught and Well-Wrought 'Urn'"

Hall notes the place of Keat's Urn in a variety of graduate and undergraduate pedagogies but focuses on the poem's usefulness in teaching students how to read. Depending on the kind of class, he emphasizes formalist or deconstructionist techniques of close textual analysis and places the poem in the context of second-generation British Romanticism.. This essay appears in _Ode on a Grecian Urn: Hypercanonicity & Pedagogy_, a volume of _Romantic Circles Praxis Series_, prepared exclusively for Romantic Circles (http://www.rc.umd.edu/), University of Maryland.