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Audio Keats and Podcasts

PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:17 am
by Malia
Hi Everyone,
Keats is well known as being the "poet's poet". Here is a poet reading our poet! Stanley Plumly, author of Posthumous Keats, reads To Autumn:

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15565

Re: Audio Keats and Podcasts

PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:23 am
by Malia
Here's an interesting, short, Audiocast about Keats and Negative Capability. On the page, you'll also find links to other video and audiocasts, including one about John Claire's Hymn to Spring and another that looks fascinating: "Keats, Goethe, Romanticism and the Evolution of Consciousness"

http://www.bmaaudio.com/index.php?main_ ... &chapter=1

Re: Audio Keats and Podcasts

PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:57 am
by Malia
Yet another audio/podcast for your edification and entertainment!

This is a lecture entitled "Keats, Shelley, and the 'Bright Star'" that I found on the Romantic Circles Blog. I have yet to listen to it, but the title makes it worth a listen, I think :)

http://www.rc.umd.edu/blog_rc/?p=181

Re: Audio Keats and Podcasts

PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:26 pm
by Raphael
Thanks for them Malia! I cannot get the last one to open tho- must be the library PC- I'll try it at home later.

Re: Audio Keats and Podcasts

PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 2:54 pm
by Malia
Raphael, some of these audio files open up with quicktime--your computer might not have that application loaded onto it.

Re: Audio Keats and Podcasts

PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:15 pm
by Saturn
More likely in a public library you're not allowed to download stuff, the application is blocked or it's restricted.

Re: Audio Keats and Podcasts

PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:31 pm
by Raphael
I thought one clicked to be able to listen- well I'll see how I get on at home later. But annoyingly my IP is still blocked so I won'y be able to post any comments on it!

Re: Audio Keats and Podcasts

PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:16 pm
by Saturn
Sorry Raphael no more word about that :?

Re: Audio Keats and Podcasts

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 2:45 pm
by Raphael
Saturn wrote:Sorry Raphael no more word about that :?


I'm in the UK online place this afternoon- I can post from here.I wonder where Thilo is? Someone must be maintaining the board...

Re: Audio Keats and Podcasts

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:05 pm
by Saturn
There have been no changes, Thilo hasn't even read the message I sent, you just must be lucky today, and I maintain this board with the help of Malia.

Re: Audio Keats and Podcasts

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:08 pm
by Raphael
Saturn wrote:There have been no changes, Thilo hasn't even read the message I sent, you just must be lucky today, and I maintain this board with the help of Malia.


I'm at a UK online place using the web there Saturn- I needed to do some printing and so I didn't even bother trying my home connection to post as I was coming here. Thilo maybe is stranded in some remote corner of Europe with no planes to get him back :lol:

Keats and Fitzgerald

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:24 am
by presently
My apologies if this has been posted before, but I thought some of you might get a kick out of hearing F. Scott Fitzgerald recite "Ode to a Nightingale": http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/voice.html.

And here's an interview with Clive James that makes some insightful connections between K. and FSF (further down the page): http://www.clivejames.com/fscottf.

They both had the ability to write gorgeous words or scenes but at the same time it feels as if they've stepped back and are viewing their stories with a classical, "Grecian" detachment or impartiality--at least in "The Great Gatsby" and the Odes. It's easy to skip over the perfectly proportioned phrases too quickly and mistake them for being just "pretty" without feeling the austerity and authorial judgment behind them.

Or maybe I'm just rambling. :)

Re: Audio Keats and Podcasts

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:20 pm
by Raphael
Malia wrote:Raphael, some of these audio files open up with quicktime--your computer might not have that application loaded onto it.


I have quick time downloaded at home now thanks Malia!
Thanks for the links presently!

Re: Audio Keats and Podcasts

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:31 pm
by Raphael
Malia wrote:Yet another audio/podcast for your edification and entertainment!

This is a lecture entitled "Keats, Shelley, and the 'Bright Star'" that I found on the Romantic Circles Blog. I have yet to listen to it, but the title makes it worth a listen, I think :)

http://www.rc.umd.edu/blog_rc/?p=181


I have just listened to this- it is really interesting- Ms Gelpi is a good speaker- slow and clear and makes some fascinating links between Mr Shelley and our dear Junkets. The Bright Star sonnet is even more fascinating to me after listening to this lecture. Have you listened to it yet Malia? I didn't want to say too much so as not to spoil your listening!
Thanks very much for posting the link to it. it seems Mr Shelley was very fond of dear John indeed.

Re: Audio Keats and Podcasts

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:23 pm
by Saturn
He was more interested in his poetry, and what Keats was capable of methinks, he recognised his genius while he was still alive, and wanted to gently nurture it in his own style of writing.

Shelley never really was a friend of Keats, but he wanted Keats to look up tohim, his was a slightly patronising, avuncular looking-askance-down-his-spectacles interest in Keats.

Adonais, while no can argue it is not a beautiful poem, is more Shelley's homage to the Greek poet Bion than a true reflection of Keats - the phrase poetic license is just in that case.