Keats, the Vale of Health, and the Gentle Gendering of Cockney Coteries

  • Greg KucichEmail author


Greg Kucich examines a different aspect of Keats’s Hampstead—its sociability, focusing on Leigh Hunt’s Vale of Health cottage, a formative place in Keats’s personal and poetic life. Kucich offers an intriguing new, gender-based perspective into the wealth of recent scholarship that has examined Hunt’s creatively enabling coterie and ‘Cockney’ topographies. Kucich suggests that this North West London suburban spot acted as a ‘transgendering’ site, a place where ‘alternative, transitional or transformative types of “masculinity” [could] emerge’.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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