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Scott, Byron and the Poetics of Cultural Encounter

Authors: Oliver, S.

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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.

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SUSAN OLIVER is a Senior Member of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge and Visiting Fellow at the University of Essex.  From September 2007 she will be Lecturer in Long-Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture at the University of Salford, UK.

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Winner of the British Academy's Rose Mary Crawshay Prize. For more information see the prize's website: http://www.britac.ac.uk/misc/medals/crawshay.html

'Susan Oliver has written a very fine book on the poetry of Sir Walter Scott and Lord Byron which puts to compelling use the concept of the border as a geographical, political and metaphorical site of 'Cultural encounter'...Oliver's chapters on Scott and Byron are written with a level of clarity, conviction and energy which makes them a pleasure to read.' - Paul M. Curtis, Romanticism


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction: North, South, East — and West; The Strangeness of ‘Debateable Lands’

    Pages 1-18

    Oliver, Susan

  • Collecting Ballads and Resisting Radical Energies: Scott’s Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border

    Pages 19-68

    Oliver, Susan

  • Scott’s Narrative Poetry: The Borders and the Highland Margins

    Pages 69-102

    Oliver, Susan

  • Crossing ‘Dark Barriers’: Byron, Europe and the Near East in Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage Cantos 1 and 2

    Pages 103-155

    Oliver, Susan

  • Byron’s Eastern Tales: Eastern Themes and Contexts

    Pages 156-201

    Oliver, Susan

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Scott, Byron and the Poetics of Cultural Encounter
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-55500-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230555006
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-9474-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-54438-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 241
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