Kandl, "The Timeless in Its Time: Engaging Students in a Close-reading and Discussion of the Historical Contexts of 'Ode on a Grecian Urn'"

In discussions of hypercanonical works, often presented as "timeless," it is useful for students to grapple with ways in which such a work can be reconstituted within its historical moment. the deeply felt personal expression, public, political statement, or of timeless art transcending and biographical? My goal allow discussion encompassing all these registers simultaneously, and, naturally, Keats's Ode on Grecian Urn presents remarkably rich site explore tensions. This essay appears _Ode Urn: Hypercanonicity & Pedagogy_, volume _Romantic Circles Praxis Series_, prepared exclusively Romantic (http://www.rc.umd.edu/), University Maryland.