Links and Other Resources

Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, a website by Kim Blank. “MKP traces and examines Keats’s rapid poetic development, while also offering a full but distilled literary biography of the poet.”

An absolutely marvellous resource which has solved many of the more troublesome puzzles I stumbled across, and always pointed me in the right direction. Apart from the wealth of Keatsian information, I am also very interested in this project as an attempt “to re-imagine the critical book” by mapping Keats’ progress onto a website, a technology where the structure is defined by the navigation.

Layers of London, a website by the Institute of Historical Research. “Explore our unique, historic map layers.”

A wonderful resource that I only found relatively recently. It’s certainly proved more accurate than visually comparing Google Maps to Richard Horwood’s map of 1799!

On a similar note, I’ve just discovered the Georeferencer website by Klokan Technologies, and shall definitely be investigating further…

A Keats Chronology, a book by F.B. Pinion (Macmillan Press, 1992). “This fully detailed chronology makes the best use of Keats’s letters to indicate his poetic aims and achievements. It is supplemented by a valuable introduction and interestingly informative sketches of more than thirty persons of importance in his life. With maps and a bibliography, this work is not only an intensely intimate biography but also an exceptionally useful reference book for students and scholars.”

Usefully pulls together all those little details of date and place that are so essential for a project like this – and which (naturally) aren’t always immediately clear in the prose of biographies. (Having it in ebook format makes it searchable as well!) Pinion usefully summarises the contents of Keats’ letters as he wrote them, so one receives a real feeling of what Keats was experiencing that day.

And speaking of letters… The Keats Letters Project: Corresponding with Keats is a website which has been publishing each of Keats’ letters on the 200th anniversary of them being sent, along with discussion, responses and references.

What else would you like to see listed here…? Let me know!