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Byron's Don Juan

Moyra Haslett

in Byron's Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184324
eISBN:
9780191674198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184324.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter presents commentaries on Lord Byron's version of Don Juan. It examines contemporary reviews of Byron's epic poem which openly declared their expectation that the work was linked with the ... More


The Don Juan Legend

Moyra Haslett

in Byron's Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184324
eISBN:
9780191674198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184324.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter outlines the history of the Don Juan legend from 1630 to 1824. It suggests that the differences between versions of Don Juan argue for a more generous understanding of what constitutes a ... More


The Political Implications of a Don Juan

Moyra Haslett

in Byron's Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184324
eISBN:
9780191674198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184324.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter examines the extent to which Lord Byron's epic poem Don Juan was seen to be politically subversive and the extent to which the Don Juan legend made it so. The allusive appeal of the poem ... More


The Seduction of Don Juan

Moyra Haslett

in Byron's Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184324
eISBN:
9780191674198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184324.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter questions the portrayal of the character and legend of Don Juan in Lord Byron's epic poem as the victim of seduction from a feminist perspective. This feminist interpretation of Don Juan ... More


Spanish Politics and Government

CHRISTOPHER STORRS

in The Resilience of the Spanish Monarchy 1665-1700

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246373
eISBN:
9780191715242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246373.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter seeks to show that defence and foreign policy issues mattered to ‘public opinion’, and that they impacted upon the domestic political tensions – associated above all with the ambitions ... More


Don Juan and the Female Reader

Moyra Haslett

in Byron's Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184324
eISBN:
9780191674198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184324.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter examines the sexual political implications of Lord Byron's epic poem Don Juan. It highlights the fears that a pervasive female reading of the poem would make the sexual political issues ... More


 Shamanism Goes Global: Mircea Eliade and Carlos Castaneda

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The increased attention given to shamanism in humanities studies and in popular culture since the 1960s is usually associated with two names: Mircea Eliade and Carlos Castaneda. Eliade, a ... More


Byron's Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend

Moyra Haslett

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184324
eISBN:
9780191674198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184324.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This study is a contextual reading of Byron's epic poem Don Juan which argues that the importance of the Don Juan legend has been considerably underestimated. Contemporary histories — critical, ... More


 Anthropology, Castaneda's Healing Fiction, and Neo‐shamanism Print Culture

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Carlos Castaneda's first book, The Teachings of Don Juan, and two subsequent texts were described as anthropological accounts, which gave them credibility. Coming straight from the Sonoran Desert, ... More


Introduction

Moyra Haslett

in Byron's Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184324
eISBN:
9780191674198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184324.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about Lord Byron's epic poem Don Juan. This book attempts to uncover the debates about sexual and class politics in which ... More


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


Byron Turning to Stone

Ralph Pite

in The Circle of Our Vision: Dante's Presence in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112945
eISBN:
9780191670886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112945.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

As Byron asserts how Don Juan should be perceived as ‘the sublime of that there sort of writing’ among other things, he emphasizes ‘that there’ despite the grammatical error since it focuses on ... More


Epilogue: Contemporary Seductions

Moyra Haslett

in Byron's Don Juan and the Don Juan Legend

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184324
eISBN:
9780191674198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184324.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter examines Lord Byron's epic poem Don Juan in the context of contemporary seductions. The myth of Don Juan during the Regency Period was as much a product of the debate about his character ... More


The “Double Nature” of Presentness: Byron’s Don Juan

Emily Rohrbach

in Modernity's Mist: British Romanticism and the Poetics of Anticipation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267965
eISBN:
9780823272440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267965.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Chapter five describes the comic epic poem’s foregrounding of the narrator’s writing process as a “presentness,” heightened through interruptions and other kinds of digression as well as the ottava ... More


The Book of Byron and the Book of a World

Jerome J. McGann

in The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117506
eISBN:
9780191670961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117506.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

All of Lord Byron's works, and especially his published books, exhibit intersections of different kinds. His bibliography is more than a scholar's guide and resource, it is also a graphic display of ... More


Byron's Hearing

Matthew Bevis

in The Art of Eloquence: Byron, Dickens, Tennyson, Joyce

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199253999
eISBN:
9780191719790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253999.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Byron was born in the year that The Times came into existence (1788), and he was an avid reader of the oratory that commanded unprecedented space in the early 19th-century newspapers. He was also the ... More


Practical Asyndeton: The Poem as Magazine

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter continues the argument of the eighth by arguing that poems as well as novels in the period became magazine‐like, the key example being Don Juan. The serio‐comic tone that Don Juan shares ... More


‘Quiet Cruising oʼer the Ocean Woman’: Byron's Don Juan and the Woman Question

Caroline Franklin

in Byron's Heroines

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112303
eISBN:
9780191670763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112303.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In turning to Don Juan, one of the greatest long poems in English literature, one is also confronting a work of art consisting predominantly of a gallery of female portraits. This may seem ... More


Vitaphone Prelude

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

A brief overview of the prehistory of sound film, from Thomas Edison through the work of Lee DeForest, noting that most of these early films were marked by musical performance. The origins of the ... More


Byron’s Ambivalent Modernity: Touring and Forced Migration in Don Juan

Betsy Bolton

in Migration and Modernities: The State of Being Stateless, 1750-1850

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474440349
eISBN:
9781474459679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440349.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The first chapter argues that Byron’s Don Juan (1819-1824) anticipates current conversations of refugee status and migration. Byron’s revision of the epic form suggests that modern epic must operate ... More


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