Questioning Keats: An Introduction to Applied Hermeneutics proposes a new way of approaching textual analysis. Basing its ideas of language and meaning on the work of Heidegger, Gadamer, and Ricoeur, it analyzes essays on Ode to a Nightingale by Earl Wasserman and Cynthia Chase to show how the meaning of the textual words ostensibly being analyzed has merely been assumed - thus missing the richness of their meaning. This book will be useful in courses on critical theory, practical criticism, and Romantic poetry.
The Author: Russell Weaver received a B.A. in English from Tulane University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago. He is currently Associate Professor of English at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. His research interests include the relation between theory and practice in literary criticism, nineteenth-century British literature, and Shakespeare.