Suzie Grogan, ‘From stanza to screen: How a Keats poem is inspiring 21st-century film makers’

An interesting short piece on contemporary film versions of Keats’s Gothic-styled demon lover poem, ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci‘:

La Belle Dame taps into the current focus on the supernatural in young adult fiction, and offers countless opportunities for interpretation in relation to gender roles and relationships. But surely it is more than that? To return to the original question; what can the romantic imagination, and specifically John Keats, offer to the twenty-first century psyche?

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Cat lover. 18C scholar on the dialogue and novel. Co-convenor OGOM Project
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