Byron And The Politics Of Freedom And Terror

Hardcover | May 27, 2011

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This interdisciplinary collection explores the divergence or convergence of freedom and terror in a range of Byron's works. Challenging the binary opposition of historicism and critical theory, it combines topical debates in a manner that is sensitive both to the circumstances of their emergence and to their relevance for the twenty-first century.

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This interdisciplinary collection explores the divergence or convergence of freedom and terror in a range of Byron's works. Challenging the binary opposition of historicism and critical theory, it combines topical debates in a manner that is sensitive both to the circumstances of their emergence and to their relevance for the twenty-fi...

MATTHEW GREEN is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has published widely on Blake and Byron. His research concentrates on examining the ways that works from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries speak to our own epoch. Specifically, his readings of earlier works are undertaken in the context of cu...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:237 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:May 27, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023024646X

ISBN - 13:9780230246461

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction: Byron and the Politics of Freedom and Terror; M.J.A.Green & P.Pal-Lapinski
'That lifeless thing the living fear:' Freedom, Community and the Gothic Body in The Giaour; M.J.A.Green
Sardanapalus, Spectacle, and the Empire State; A.M.Stauffer
Byron's Venetian Masque of the French Revolution: Sovereignty, Terror, and the Geopolitics of Marino Faliero and The Two Foscari; J.D.Gonsalves 
'Awake to Terror:' The Impact of Italy on Byron's Depiction of Freedom's Battles; J.Stabler
'Something Not Yet Made Good:' Byron's Cain, Godwin, and Mary Shelley's Falkner; T.Rajan
Manfred's New Promethean Agon; Young-Ok An
'Like the Sheeted Fire from Heaven:' Transcendence and Resentment in Marino Faliero; I.Dennis
'And Freedom's fame finds wings on every wind:' Byron, Switzerland and the Poetics of Freedom; S.Bainbridge
Byron: Consistency, Change and the Greek War; S.Minta
'I have a penchant for black:' Race and Orphic Dismemberment in Byron's The Deformed Transformed and J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace; J.Gross
Byronic Terror and Impossible Exchange: From Werner to Baudrillard's The Spirit of Terrorism; P.Pal-Lapinski
Index