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Byron's Don Juan

Ritchie Robertson

in Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

Byron's great poem is shown to owe large and partly unrecognized debts to Italian romance epic and to mock epic, including that of Wieland, and also to the Italian verse‐tales of the Abbate Casti. ... More


The Fairy Way of Writing: Wieland

Ritchie Robertson

in Mock-Epic Poetry from Pope to Heine

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571581
eISBN:
9780191722356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571581.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 18th-century Literature

Christoph Martin Wieland, often called the German Voltaire, wrote a succession of humorous and erotic verse narratives, culminating in Oberon (1780). The literary and theatrical genres—Italian ... More


Between ‘Oriental’ and ‘Blacks So Called’, 1688–1788

Felicity A. Nussbaum

in The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199677597
eISBN:
9780191803710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199677597.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses postcolonial theory in its application to 18th-century British literature, which usually separates ‘Orientals’ and ‘Blacks’ into two distinct subjects of enquiry. The subject ... More


Orientalism and the Permanent Fix of War

Siraj Ahmed

in The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199677597
eISBN:
9780191803710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199677597.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, European Literature

This chapter reiterates that the Company’s early Orientalists confound ideas about the ‘imperial project’, suggesting that 18th-century British India contained possibilities different from those of ... More


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