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‘The Last Days of Lord Byron’

F. Rosen

in Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

The myth of Leicester Stanhope, the Benthamite soldier, and Lord Byron, the romantic poet, forming two opposing poles of doctrine and attitude in Greece was based in part on Stanhope's Greece, in ... More


‘As the Last of My Race I Must Wither Away’: The Sixth Lord Byron

Fiona J. Stafford

in The Last of the Race: The Growth of a Myth from Milton to Darwin

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112228
eISBN:
9780191670718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112228.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter focuses on Scottish writer George Gordon, and Lord Byron's particular attraction to and contribution to the development of the myth of the last of the race. As an Anglo-Scot, Republican ... More


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 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


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


Lord Byron: the apostle of affliction

Kay Redfield Jamison

in Genius and the Mind: Studies of Creativity and Temperament

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523734
eISBN:
9780191688997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523734.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on how manic-depressive dispositions in the life of George Lord Byron influenced his poetic creative genius. Even though mobility and mutability of temperament are often tied to ... 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


Poets and Travellers

William St. Clair

in Lord Elgin and the Marbles

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192880536
eISBN:
9780191670596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192880536.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Before Lord Byron went on to explore the Mediterranean, he was still young and had yet to be recognized as an artist. This was the time when he wrote English Bards and Scotch Reviewers. This ... More


A Roman Standard: Byron, Ancient Rome, and Literary Decline

Jonathan Sachs

in Romantic Antiquity: Rome in the British Imagination, 1789-1832

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376128
eISBN:
9780199871643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376128.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter evaluates the use of Roman precedent in Byron's understanding of the decline of literature and literary standards, of ancient civilization, and of the self. In his Letter to John Murray, ... More


Byron

Morton D. Paley

in Apocalypse and Millenium in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262175
eISBN:
9780191698828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262175.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the interpretation and explanation of the topics of apocalypse and millennium in the works of English Romantic poet Lord Byron. It suggests that Byron has artfully played upon ... More


Compromising Letters: Shades of the Sentimental, 1812–1825

Nicola J. Watson

in Revolution and the Form of the British Novel, 1790-1825: Intercepted Letters, Interrupted Seductions

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112976
eISBN:
9780191670893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112976.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter shifts ground to consider the after-life of the letter as it modulates, under the aegis of Rousseau's Confessions, into the quintessentially Romantic narratives of the early 19th ... More


Lord Byron’s ‘South American Project:’ Aristocratic Radicalism and the Question of Venezuelan Settlement

Rebecca Cole Heinowitz

in Spanish America and British Romanticism, 1777-1826: Rewriting Conquest

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638680
eISBN:
9780748651702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638680.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses Lord Byron's letters of 1819–23, the later sections of Don Juan, and the anti-imperialist poems The Age of Bronze and The Island. It investigates Byron's main motivations for ... 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


Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

F. Rosen

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This book explores the connection between Jeremy Bentham and Lord Byron forged by the Greek struggle for independence. It focuses on the activities of the London Greek Committee, supposedly founded ... More


The Distorted Mirror: The South in British Culture During the Age of Byron, 1800–30

Robert Holland

in The Warm South: How the Mediterranean Shaped the British Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300235920
eISBN:
9780300240870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300235920.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter details British engagement with the Mediterranean from 1800 to 1830. As Napoleon's grip extended across Continental Europe, the restrictions on Continental travel for British citizens ... More


‘A Good One though Rather for the Foreign Market’: Walter Scott, Lord Byron, and the Romantic Mercenary

Simpson Erik

in Mercenaries in British and American Literature, 1790-1830: Writing, Fighting, and Marrying for Money

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636440
eISBN:
9780748651603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636440.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses Walter Scott and Lord Byron, who use Quentin Durward and Don Juan to visualize a type of patriotic autonomy that is available to soldiers in the company of mercenaries. These ... More


‘A Soulless Toy for Tyrant's Lust?’: The Heroine as Passive Victim

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/9780198112303.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In Lord Byron's tales, the heroine has to choose between love and conformity. However, this chapter shows that Byron deconstructs the romantic love of man for woman as the uneasy conjunction of these ... More


‘Daughters of Earth’: The Divided Self and the Heroines of the Mythological Dramas

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/9780198112303.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In his lyrical dramas, Manfred, Cain, and Heaven and Earth, Lord Byron both used and subverted the Christian genre of the morality play, placing a male everyman protagonist between the forces of evil ... More


‘The Guts of the Living’: Auden and Spender in the 1930s

Michael O'Neill

in The All-Sustaining Air: Romantic Legacies and Renewals in British, American, and Irish Poetry since 1900

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299287
eISBN:
9780191715099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299287.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the poetry of W. H. Auden and Stephen Spender, exploring the complicated response of both to the Romantic bequest. The first section focuses on a variety of texts by Auden, ... More


What's in a Name?: Brodsky and the English Muse

in Poetic Affairs: Celan, Grunbein, Brodsky

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758314
eISBN:
9780804786812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758314.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter poses the question of poetic and, by extension, ethical agency as a corollary of the emergence of the subject of poetry from poetic signification, and does so on the basis of the poetics ... More


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