Abstract

Keegan, "Teaching Like an Urn"

Keegan describes how Ode on a Grecian Urn serves as a key text to model for first-year undergraduates how they might begin to readjust their strategies and expectations in analyzing literature. Keats's poem productively stresses the equal importance of questions and questioning when approaching a poem or a work of art. 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.