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‘Each Was Radiant in Her Proper Sphere’: Byron's Theory of Repression from Greece to the ‘Gynocrasy’

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/9780198112303.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Lord Byron's poem takes a paradoxical point of view: the text both defensively proclaims its anti-feminist stance and yet also anticipates to some extent the way early socialists would adopt a ... More


Renaissance Tragedy and the Fracturing of Familiar Terms

Christopher Tilmouth

in Passion's Triumph over Reason: A History of the Moral Imagination from Spenser to Rochester

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212378
eISBN:
9780191707254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212378.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines three factors which resist the rationalism of Elizabethan moral philosophy. The first is the human penchant for self-delusion, a theme which is explored in Montaigne's Essays, ... More


Rousseau’s Julie: Passion, Love, and the Price of Virtue

Frederick Neuhouser

in Understanding Love: Philosophy, Film, and Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780195384512
eISBN:
9780199350452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384512.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This paper situates Julie, or the New Heloise in relation to Rousseau’s more familiar texts by reading it as concerned with the tensions among morality, culture and human nature. In Julie this takes ... More


The Ontogeny of Love

Sudhir Kakar and John Munder Ross

in Tales of Love, Sex, and Danger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072560
eISBN:
9780199082124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072560.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The origins of erotic love can be traced back to the essential union of infant and mother. This chapter follows love’s evolution, meandering through sensuous detours to discover the beloved’s ... More


Compulsory Domesticity: Roderick Hudson, Love, and Friendship in the Gilded Age

Axel Nissen

in Manly Love: Romantic Friendship in American Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226586663
eISBN:
9780226586687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226586687.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on Henry James's first acknowledged novel, Roderick Hudson (1878), a hitherto unrecognized classic of the romantic friendship genre. James's text provides a means to ... More


Dance With Me: Ballroom Dancing and the Promise of Instant Intimacy

Julia A. Ericksen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722664
eISBN:
9780814722855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722664.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Rumba music starts and a floor full of dancers alternate clinging to one another and turning away. Rumba is an erotic dance, and the mood is hot and heavy; the women bend and hyperextend their legs ... More


Introduction: Intimate Investments

Felicity Amaya Schaeffer

in Love and Empire: Cybermarriage and Citizenship across the Americas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785980
eISBN:
9780814724927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785980.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter briefly explores the commercialization of intimacy between Latin America—whose association with abundant love and sexual passion continues to structure gendered ... More


Slaves of Passion: Byron and Staël on Liberty

Jonathan Gross (ed.)

in Liberty and Poetic Licence: New Essays on Byron

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235897
eISBN:
9781846315428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235897.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the relationship between sexual passion and political liberty. It suggests that Arendt's affair with Martin Heidegger; Byron's homoerotic friendships with young boys; and Mme de ... More


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