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Shelley and Greece

Author: J. Wallace
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 261
Release: 1997-05-30
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 023037395X
Rating: 4.3/5 (5 downloads)

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Traditionally Hellenism is seen as the uncontroversial and beneficial influence of Greece upon later culture. Drawing upon new ideas from culture and gender theory, Jennifer Wallace rethinks the nature of classical influence and finds that the relationship between the modern west and Greece is one of anxiety, fascination and resistance. Shelley's protean and radical writing questions and illuminates the contemporary Romantic understanding of Greece. This book will appeal to students of Romantic Literature, as well as to those interested in the classical tradition.

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Women Writing Greece

Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2008-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9401206449
Rating: 4.6/5 (49 downloads)

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Women Writing Greece explores images of modern Greece by women who experienced the country as travellers, writers, and scholars, or who journeyed there through the imagination. The essays assembled here consider women's travel narratives, memoirs and novels, ranging from the eighteenth to the late twentieth century, focusing on the role of gender in travel and cross-cultural mediation and challenging stereotypical views of 'the Greek journey', traditionally seen as an antiquarian or Byronic pursuit. This collection aims to cast new light on women's participation in the discourses of Hellenism and Orientalism, examining their ideological rendering of Greece as at once a luminous land and a site crossed by contradictory cultural memories. Arranged chronologically, the essays discuss encounters with Greece by, among others, Lady Elizabeth Craven, Lady Hester Stanhope, Lady Montagu, Lady Morgan, Mary Shelley, Felicia Skene, Emily Pfeiffer, Eva Palmer, Jane Ellen Harrison, Virginia Woolf, Ethel Smyth, Christa Wolf, Penelope Storace and Gillian Bouras, and analyse them through a variety of critical, historical, contextual and theoretical frames.

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British Romantic Literature and the Emerging Modern Greek Nation

Author: Alexander Grammatikos
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2018-05-24
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 331990440X
Rating: 4.4/5 ( downloads)

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British Romantic Literature and the Emerging Modern Greek Nation makes an original contribution to the field of British Romantic Hellenism (and Romanticism more broadly) by emphasizing the diversity of Romantic-era writers’ attitudes towards, and portrayals of, Modern Greece. Whereas, traditionally, studies of British Romantic Hellenism have predominantly focused on Europe’s preoccupation with an idealized Ancient Greece, this study emphasizes the nuanced and complex nature of British Romantic writers’ engagements with Modern Greece. Specifically, the book emphasizes the ways that early nineteenth-century British literature about contemporary Greece helped to strengthen British-Greek intercultural relations and, ultimately, to situate Greece within a European sphere of influence.

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Shelley's Radical Stages

Author: Dana Van Kooy
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2016-03-31
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1317055519
Rating: 4.5/5 (19 downloads)

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Dana Van Kooy draws critical attention to Percy Bysshe Shelley as a dramatist and argues that his dramas represent a critical paradigm of romanticism in which history is 'staged'. Reading Shelley's dramas as a series of radical stages - historical reenactments and theatrical reproductions - Van Kooy highlights the cultural significance of the drama and the theatre in shaping and contesting constructions of both the sovereign nation and the global empire in the post-Napoleonic era. This book is about the power of performance to challenge and reformulate cultural memories that were locked in historical narratives and in Britain's theatrical repertoire. It examines each of Shelley's dramas as a specific radical stage that reformulates the familiar cultural performances of war, revolution, slavery and domestic tyranny. Shelley's plays invite audiences to step away from these horrors and to imagine their lives as something other than a tragedy or a melodrama where characters are entrapped in cycles of violence or struck blind or silent by fear. Although Shelley's dramas are few in number they engage a larger cultural project of aesthetic and political reform that constituted a groundswell of activism that took place during the Romantic period.

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Who Needs Greek?

Author: Simon Goldhill
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2002-04-04
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780521011761
Rating: 4.1/5 (117 downloads)

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Does Greek matter? To whom and why? This interdisciplinary study focuses on moments when passionate conflicts about Greek and Greek-ness have erupted in both the modern and the ancient worlds. It looks at the Renaissance, when men were burned at the stake over biblical Greek, at violent Victorian rows over national culture and the schooling of a country, at the shocking performances of modernist opera - and it also examines the ancient world and its ideas of what it means to be Greek, especially in the first and second centuries CE. The book sheds light on how the ancient and modern worlds interrelate, and how fantasies and deals, struggles and conflicts have come together under the name of Greece. As a contribution to theatre studies, Renaissance and Victorian cultural history, and to the understanding of ancient writing, this book takes reception studies in an exciting alternative direction.

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The Other Empire

Author: Filiz Turhan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2004-06
Genre: History
ISBN: 1135884471
Rating: 4.4/5 (71 downloads)

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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Shelley's Major Poetry

Author: Carlos Baker
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-12-08
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1400878977
Rating: 4.8/5 (77 downloads)

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Professor Baker is concerned primarily with Shelley's development ns a philosophical and psychological poet, and it is precisely in this that the great achievement of the book lies. Originally published in 1966. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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Byron's War

Author: Roderick Beaton
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2013-04-25
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1107355478
Rating: 4.5/5 (78 downloads)

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Roderick Beaton re-examines Lord Byron's life and writing through the long trajectory of his relationship with Greece. Beginning with the poet's youthful travels in 1809–1811, Beaton traces his years of fame in London and self-imposed exile in Italy, that culminated in the decision to devote himself to the cause of Greek independence. Then comes Byron's dramatic self-transformation, while in Cephalonia, from Romantic rebel to 'new statesman', subordinating himself for the first time to a defined, political cause, in order to begin laying the foundations, during his 'hundred days' at Missolonghi, for a new kind of polity in Europe – that of the nation-state as we know it today. Byron's War draws extensively on Greek historical sources and other unpublished documents to tell an individual story that also offers a new understanding of the significance that Greece had for Byron, and of Byron's contribution to the origin of the present-day Greek state.

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Poet Lore

Total Pages: 1308
Release: 1895
Genre: Literature
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Author: Richard Hovey
Total Pages: 236
Release: 1896
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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The Oxford Handbook of British Romanticism

Author: David Duff
Publsiher: Oxford Handbooks
Total Pages: 817
Release: 2018
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0199660891
Rating: 4.0/5 (91 downloads)

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This Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of British Romantic literature and an authoritative guide to all aspects of the movement including its historical, cultural, and intellectual contexts, and its connections with the literature and thought of other countries. All the major Romantic writers are covered alongside lesser known writers.

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Greece Old and New

Author: Penelope Murray
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1983-07-14
Genre: History
ISBN: 1349051233
Rating: 4.1/5 (33 downloads)

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In Byron's Shadow

Author: David Ernest Roessel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2002
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0195143868
Rating: 4.3/5 (68 downloads)

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In Bryon's Shadow draws on a wide range of sources to create a model for literary history that synthesizes literary investigation and cultural studies to develop a fuller understanding of the historical forces influencing the Anglo-American conception of modern Greece."--Jacket.

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Re-imagining the Past

Author: Dimitris Tziovas
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2014-06-12
Genre: History
ISBN: 0191653381
Rating: 4.3/5 (81 downloads)

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Antiquity has often been perceived as the source of Greece's modern achievements, as well as its frustrations, with the continuity between ancient and modern Greek culture and the legacy of classical Greece in Europe dominating and shaping current perceptions of the classical past. By moving beyond the dominant perspectives on the Greek past, this edited volume shifts attention to the ways this past has been constructed, performed, (ab)used, Hellenized, canonized, and ultimately decolonized and re-imagined. For the contributors, re-imagining the past is an opportunity to critically examine and engage imaginatively with various approaches. Chapters explore both the role of antiquity in texts and established cultural practices and its popular, material and everyday uses, charting the transition in the study of the reception of antiquity in modern Greek culture from an emphasis on the continuity of the past to the recognition of its diversity. Incorporating a number of chapters which adopt a comparative perspective, the volume re-imagines Greek antiquity and invites the reader to look at the different uses and articulations of the past both in and outside Greece, ranging from literature to education, and from politics to photography.

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Virtuous Vice

Author: Eric O. Clarke
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2000-03-14
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780822325130
Rating: 4.2/5 (251 downloads)

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DIVUses queer theory and Marx’s theory of value to explore issues of assimilation, representation, and equivalence, tracing the concepts through selected 19th-century texts and contemporary gay and lesbian studies./div

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Concepts and Functions of Philhellenism

Author: Martin Vöhler
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2021-01-18
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 311071602X
Rating: 4.6/5 (2 downloads)

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Key aspects of philhellenism – political self-determination, freedom, beauty, individual greatness – originate in antiquity and present a complex reception history. The force of European philhellenism derives from ancient Roman idealizations, which have been drawn on by European movements since the Enlightenment. How is philhellenism able to transcend national, cultural and epochal limits? The articles collected in this volume deal with (1) the ancient conceptualization of philhellenism, (2) the actualization and politicization of the term at the time of the European Restoration (1815–30), and (3) the transformation of philhellenism into a pan-European movement. During the Greek struggle for independence the different receptions of philhellenism regain a common focus; philhellenism becomes an inextricable element in the creation of a pan-European identity and a starting point for the regeneration and modernization of Greece. – It is easy to criticize the tradition of philhellenism as being simplistic, naïve, and self-serving, but there is an irreducibly utopian element in later philhellenic idealizations of ancient Greece.

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Was Greek Thought Religious?

Author: L. Ruprecht
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2002-06-28
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 0312299192
Rating: 4.9/5 (92 downloads)

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The Greeks are on trial. They have been for generations, if not millennia, from Rome in the First century, to Romanticism in the Nineteenth. We debate the place of the Greeks in the university curriculum, in New World culture - we even debate the place of the Greeks in the European Union. This book notices the lingering and half-hidden presence of the Greeks in some strange places - everywhere from the U.S. Supreme Court to the Modern Olympic Games - and in doing so makes an important new contribution to a very old debate.