The Celtic Revival began more than a century before Yeats and the Irish Literary Renaissance. Keats and Romantic Celtism is the first book to consider the pervasive influence of period Celticism upon Keat's work, from the Druidism that underlies his unfinished epics to the Celtic-derived folklore that his poetry draws upon. Christine Gallant shows that more than two hundred and fifty traditional folklore motifs of the faerie fill his major poems, as well as minor epistolary ones that have been critically neglected.
CHRISTINE GALLANT is Professor of English Literature at Georgia State University. Her previous books are Tabooed Jung: Marginality as Power (1996); Shelley's Ambivalence (1989); Coleridge's Theory of Imagination Today (editor, 1989) and Blake and the Assimilation of Chaos (1978).