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The Resource Byron's ghosts : the spectral, the spiritual and the supernatural, edited by Gavin Hopps

Byron's ghosts : the spectral, the spiritual and the supernatural, edited by Gavin Hopps

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Byron's ghosts : the spectral, the spiritual and the supernatural
Title
Byron's ghosts
Title remainder
the spectral, the spiritual and the supernatural
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gavin Hopps
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Byron is rarely thought of as a spiritual writer: However, as this bold new collection shows, that is the result of an impoverished notion of the 'spiritual' and a reflection of biased priorities in Romantic studies. Reflecting on the poet's claim that 'immaterialism's a serious matter', this interdisciplinary collection of essays, from British and American scholars, calls into question the prevailing 'materialist' consensus, and offers a fresh and theoretically inflected reading of Byron's poetry. 'Byron's ghosts' is the first book-length examination of spectrality in Byron's work. It is on the one hand concerned with what Mary Shelley in her essay 'On ghosts' refers to as 'the true old-fashioned, foretelling, flitting, gliding ghost', though it is also a postmodern response to the 'spectral turn' in critical theory, which brings into view a range of phantom effects and 'non-Gothic' spectres. Focusing attention on these diverse modalities of the ghostly, the specially assembled essays complicate the popular image of Byron as a sceptical or 'anti-Romantic' poet and reveal a great deal about his work that could not be uncovered in any other way. -- Publisher's description
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Hopps, Gavin
Series statement
Liverpool English texts and studies
Series volume
62
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  • Byron, George Gordon Byron
  • English literature
  • Supernatural in literature
  • Spiritualism in literature
  • Ghosts in literature
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Byron's ghosts : the spectral, the spiritual and the supernatural, edited by Gavin Hopps
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-239) and index
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Texts and abbreviations -- Introduction: The re-enactment of romanticism -- Chapter 1: Determining unknown modes of being: A map of Byron's ghosts and spirits / Bernard Beatty -- Chapter 2: Shades of being: Byron and the trespassing of ontology / Gavin Hopps -- Chapter 3: Byron and Noonday demons / Mary Hurst -- Chapter 4: Conjuration and exorcism: Byron's spectral rhetoric / Dale Townshend -- Chapter 5: Byron avec Sade: Material and spectral violence in 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto IV / Piya Pal-Lapinski -- Chapter 6: 'Twixt life and death': 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage', 'Don Juan' and the sublime / Philip Shaw -- Chapter 7: Byron, Ann Radcliffe and the religious implications of the explained supernatural in 'Don Juan' / Alison Milbank -- Chapter 8: The haunting of 'Don Juan' / Peter W. Graham -- Chapter 9: Being neither here not there: Byron and the art of flirtation / Corin Throsby -- Afterword: Blowing on a dead man's embers: Byron's biographical ghosts / Peter Allender -- Bibliography -- Notes on contributors -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 246 p.
Isbn
9781846319709
Label
Byron's ghosts : the spectral, the spiritual and the supernatural, edited by Gavin Hopps
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-239) and index
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Texts and abbreviations -- Introduction: The re-enactment of romanticism -- Chapter 1: Determining unknown modes of being: A map of Byron's ghosts and spirits / Bernard Beatty -- Chapter 2: Shades of being: Byron and the trespassing of ontology / Gavin Hopps -- Chapter 3: Byron and Noonday demons / Mary Hurst -- Chapter 4: Conjuration and exorcism: Byron's spectral rhetoric / Dale Townshend -- Chapter 5: Byron avec Sade: Material and spectral violence in 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Canto IV / Piya Pal-Lapinski -- Chapter 6: 'Twixt life and death': 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage', 'Don Juan' and the sublime / Philip Shaw -- Chapter 7: Byron, Ann Radcliffe and the religious implications of the explained supernatural in 'Don Juan' / Alison Milbank -- Chapter 8: The haunting of 'Don Juan' / Peter W. Graham -- Chapter 9: Being neither here not there: Byron and the art of flirtation / Corin Throsby -- Afterword: Blowing on a dead man's embers: Byron's biographical ghosts / Peter Allender -- Bibliography -- Notes on contributors -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 246 p.
Isbn
9781846319709

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