Green, Matthew J. A.

Byron and the Politics of Freedom and Terror. - Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. - 1 online resource (256 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- Contributors -- Introduction: Byron and the Politics of Freedom and Terror -- 1 "That lifeless thing the living fear": Freedom, Community, and the Gothic Body in The Giaour -- 2 Sardanapalus, Spectacle, and the Empire State -- 3 Byron's Venetian Masque of the French Revolution: Sovereignty, Terror, and the Geopolitics of Marino Falieroand The Two Foscari -- 4 "Awake to Terror": The Impact of Italy on Byron's Depiction of Freedom's Battles -- 5 "Something Not Yet Made Good": Byron's Cain, Godwin, and Mary Shelley's Falkner 6 Manfred's New Promethean Agon -- 7 "Like the Sheeted Fire from Heaven": Transcendence and Resentment in Marino Faliero -- 8 "And Freedom's fame finds wings on every wind": Byron, Switzerland, and the Poetics of Freedom -- 9 Byron: Consistency, Change, and the Greek War -- 10 "I have a penchant for black": Race and Orphic Dismemberment in Byron's The Deformed Transformed and J. M. Coetzee's Disgrace -- 11 Byronic Terror and Impossible Exchange: From Werner to Baudrillard's The Spirit of Terrorism -- Notes -- Index

One can no longer speak of rights and freedoms without encountering the spectre of the 'terrorist', or without making allowances for a political existence which is excluded and/or excludes itself from the rule of law. Equally, however, the revolutionary conflicts of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries have bequeathed a legacy that raises questions of responsibility, freedom and democracy that are central to political intervention and critique. Byron's texts, which themselves engage with the legacy of the Enlightenment as well as with the promise and the terror of the French Revolution, offer scholars insight into his problematic representations of freedom, his personal and financial support of Italian and Greek independence movements, his complicated response to Napoleon and his interest in Gothic literature (the literature of terror), all of which are highly topical within our own historical moment.

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Byron, George Gordon Byron, -- Baron, -- 1788-1824 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Politics and literature.


Electronic books.

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