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Scott, Byron and the Poetics of Cultural Encounter

Oliver, S (2005) Scott, Byron and the Poetics of Cultural Encounter. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, England.

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Abstract

Scott, Byron and the Poetics of Cultural Encounter is an innovative study of Scott's and Byron's poetical engagement with borders (actual and metaphorical) and the people living on and around them. The author discusses Scott's edited collection of Border Ballads, Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border and his narrative poetry, and Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, cantos 1 and 2, his Eastern Tales, and his late, utopian South-Sea poem The Island. This fascinating study provides a detailed exegesis of the importance of borders to these leading poets and the public, during the early years of the Nineteenth-Century, with an emphasis on reciprocal literary influences, and on attitudes towards cultural instability.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scottish literature; 1800-1899; Scott, Sir Walter(1771-1832); 0000 0001 2144 1874; poetry; border; cross-cultural contact; social change; political change; Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron(1788-1824); 0000 0001 2103 1939
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities > Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2013 08:46
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 18:42
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/5970

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