Keats and the Holocaust: Notes towards a post-temporalism

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dc.contributor.author Grovier, Kelly
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-12T12:47:42Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-12T12:47:42Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Grovier , K 2003 , ' Keats and the Holocaust: Notes towards a post-temporalism ' Literature and Theology , vol 17 , no. 4 , pp. 361-373 . en
dc.identifier.issn 0269-1205
dc.identifier.other PURE: 84253
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1065
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1065
dc.description Grovier, Kelly, 'Keats and the Holocaust: Notes towards a post-temporalism', Literature and Theology (2003) 17 (4) pp.361-373 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract This article begins by asking what it means for meaning to exist in literature. As an answer to this question, it is suggested that meaning is never wholly present, never immanent, but is endlessly emergent—always, as it were, imminent. In the light of this proposition, it is argued that critical preoccupation either with deliberate literary allusion on the one hand, or with unintentional historical elision on the other, as the basis for establishing existing meaning within a text, is misguided. Our determination to locate allusions and elisions is based on the supposition that meaning is principally to be traced back to events, enunciations, and anxieties occurring in the past. But after summoning and modifying emphases of Meister Eckhart, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and T.S. Eliot, it is suggested that the meaning of a given work may be as significantly shaped by the introduction into the tradition of subsequent texts as by the excavation of earlier ones. As illustration, the article considers the unexpectedly impressionable nature of John Keats's ode ‘To Autumn’ when read in the presence of the powerful elegy that Geoffrey Hill composed nearly a century and a half later, ‘September Song’. en
dc.format.extent 13 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Literature and Theology en
dc.title Keats and the Holocaust: Notes towards a post-temporalism en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/litthe/17.4.361
dc.contributor.institution Aberystwyth University en
dc.contributor.institution Department of English and Creative Writing en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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