Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Department of English
An analyzation of the poems, letters, and works of John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley from a perspective focusing on the history of sexuality, breaking gender binaries, and pushing towards progressivism. This thesis proves how John Keats is both an effeminate man who displays exemplary ways of breaking gender expectations but also a man who possess misogynistic tendencies. Also, this thesis analyzes Percy Shelley’s use of gender expectations and how he breaks them with the use of his characters. Studying these two British Romantics shows how these two cisgender, straight, white men provide an ability to push back on their time period’s beliefs and impact the writing to come.
Minasian, Serenah, "Keats and Shelley: a Pursuit towards Progressivism" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 1390.