For students preparing to take exams or submit coursework in English Literature at AS and A2 level. This is a series of short (10 - 15 minute) talks about major texts or ideas met on the course. It is generally assumed that listeners will have a copy of the text to hand, but this is not essential.
Keats: Nightingale Ode
A short introduction to Keats's Ode to a Nightingale.
Keat Letters, an introduction
A 20 minute introduction to some of the letters of John Keats, but really you need to read them. The Oxford Classics Edition is a very good single volume edition.
Revised Analysis of Fall of Hyperion
An exploration of Keats's long poem, looking at the story itself and what Keats was trying to expore in his writing of it.
Keats: The Fall of Hyperion
Keats's great late poem, The Fall of Hyperion, is a fusion of so much of his earlier writing and of his own wide reading.
Keats: Ode on Melancholy
Short talk on Keats's Ode on Melancholy for students of A level English Literature.
Keats: To Autumn
A 15 minute talk for A level students about Keats's extraordinary poem, To Autumn. This podcast tries to identify what it is about the poem that has led so many people to regard it as one of the finest poems in the English language.