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Objects of Suspicion: Keats, ‘To Autumn’ and the Psychology of Romantic Surveillance

  • Richard Marggraf TurleyEmail author
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine book series (PLSM)

Abstract

Keats makes few explicit allusions to surveillance, but they are memorable, queasily attuned to asymmetries of power. Think of Porphyro’s unsuspected eye in the closet as Madeline disrobes in her bedchamber, or the ‘sly’ conspiring vision of Isabella’s brothers, or Lamia reconnoitering the nymph’s ‘secret bed’ before turning informant to Hermes.

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Copyright information

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aberystwyth UniversityWalesUK

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