Byron in context / edited by Clara Tuite
- Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
- Physical Description:
- xxx, 343 pages ; 24 cm.
- Additional Creators:
- Tuite, Clara
- Literature in context
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I LIFE AND WORKS -- 1.Early Years / Jonathan Gross -- 2.The Years of Fame / Diego Saglia -- 3.Exile / Jane Stabler -- 4.Texts and Editions / Tom Mole -- 5.Byron and His Publishers / Mary O'Connell -- 6.Piracies, Fakes and Forgeries / Gary Dyer -- pt. II POLITICAL, SOCIAL AND INTELLECTUAL TRANSFORMATIONS -- 7.Politics / John Beckett -- 8.War / Neil Ramsey -- 9.Greece's Byron / Spiridoula Demetriou -- 10.Byron's Italy / Timothy Webb -- 11.Orientalism / Gerard Cohen-Vrignaud -- 12.Religion / Christine Kenyon Jones -- 13.Natural Philosophy / Thomas H. Ford -- 14.Sexuality / Richard C. Sha -- 15.Libertinism / Adam Komisaruk -- 16.Fashion, Self-Fashioning and the Body / Laura J. George -- pt. III LITERARY CULTURES -- 17.Classicism and Neoclassicism / Bernard Beatty -- 18.Epic (and Historiography) / Carla Pomare -- 19.Romance / Omar F. Miranda -- 20.Byron's Lyric Practice / Anna Camilleri -- 21.Satire / Mark Canuel -- 22.The Satanic School / Mirka Horova -- 23.The Lake Poets / Madeleine Callaghan -- 24.Byron's Accidental Muse: Robert Southey / Susan J. Wolfson -- 25."Benign Ceruleans of the Second Sex!": Byron and the Bluestockings / Caroline Franklin -- 26.The Pisan Circle and the Cockney School / Maria Schoina -- 27.Drama and Theater / Rolf P. Lessenich -- 28.Autobiography / Alan Rawes -- 29."Literatoor" and Literary Theory / Clara Tuite -- 30.Periodical Culture, the Literary Review and the Mass Media / Andrew Franta -- pt. IV RECEPTION AND AFTERLIVES -- 31.Contemporary Critical Reception to 1824 / William Christie -- 32.Byron, Radicals and Reformers / Jason Goldsmith -- 33.European Reception / Peter Vassallo -- 34.Recollections, Conversations and Biographies / Julian North -- 35.Posthumous Reception and Reinvention to 1900 / Eric Eisner -- 36.Popular Culture / Lindsey Eckert -- 37.Byron Now / Ghislaine McDayter.
- George Gordon, the sixth Lord Byron (1788-1824), was one of the most celebrated poets of the Romantic period, as well as a peer, politician and global celebrity, famed not only for his verse, but for his controversial lifestyle and involvement in the Greek War of Independence. In thirty-seven concise, accessible essays, by leading international scholars, this volume explores the social and intertextual relationships that informed Byron's writing; the geopolitical contexts in which he travelled, lived and worked; the cultural and philosophical movements that influenced changing outlooks on religion, science, modern society and sexuality; the dramatic landscape of war, conflict and upheaval that shaped Napoleonic and post-Napoleonic Europe and Regency Britain; and the diverse cultures of reception that mark the ongoing Byron phenomenon as a living ecology in the twenty-first century. This volume illuminates how we might think of Byron in context, but also as a context in his own right.
- 1107181461 hardcover and 9781107181465 hardcover
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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