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Taste Outraged: Byron

Denise Gigante

in Taste: A Literary History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106527
eISBN:
9780300133059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106527.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that Byron's legacy is the oxymoronic paradox of the tasteful cannibal, whose taboo desires resist incorporation into the symbolic economy of consumer capitalism. In particular, ... More


Conclusion

Noelle Gallagher

in Itch, Clap, Pox: Venereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300217056
eISBN:
9780300240764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217056.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter summarizes key themes and presents some concluding thoughts. It argues that ultimately, venereal disease was used to explore many of the fundamental institutions on which ... More


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