Dr. Patrick Keane
Professor Emeritus of English
B.A., Fordham University
M.A., Ph.D., New York University
Patrick J. Keane, former Francis Fallon Chair, is Professor Emeritus of Le Moyne. His areas of special interest are 19th and 20th-century poetry in the Romantic tradition; Irish literature and history; the interactions of literature with philosophic, religious, and political thought; the impact of Nietzsche on 20th century literature; and transatlantic studies, exploring the influence of German Idealist philosophy and British Romanticism on American writers. In addition to many articles, he has published seven books: William Butler Yeats: Contemporary Studies in Literature (1973), A Wild Civility: Interactions in the Poetry and Thought of Robert Graves (1980), Yeats’s Interactions with Tradition (1987), Terrible Beauty: Yeats, Joyce, Ireland and the Myth of the Devouring Female (1988), Coleridge’s Submerged Politics (1994), Emerson, Romanticism, and Intuitive Reason (2003), and Emily Dickinson’s Approving God: Divine Design and the Problem of Suffering (2008). He is currently publishing personal and literary reminiscences, along with critical essays, in the online literary magazine, Numero Cinq, of which he is also a contributing editor.
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