STC's "Kubla Khan"


David Hogsette, "Eclipsed by the Pleasure Dome:  Poetic Failure in Coleridge's 'Kubla Khan'"

Thesis:  "'Kubla Khan' offers its readers a series of false poetic figures, ultimately demonstrating that the ideal (pro)creative and redemptive imagination lies beyond the grasp of the mortal poet, remaining an external and unobtainable other."