Poetic Castles in Spain: British Romanticism and Figurations of Iberia

Poetic Castles in Spain: British Romanticism and Figurations of Iberia

by Diego Saglia



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789042004283
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/29/2000
Series: Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft Series
Pages: 355

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION. 'Not Less Improbable than the Wildest Fictions of Romance': Narratives of Spain from the Peninsular War to the 1820s.
War, Revolution and the Debate on Spain
Holland House and the Cultural Politics of Iberia
Mapping Difference: Romantic Descriptions of Spain
Fictions of Spain before 1808
Chivalry, Romance and Spanish Cultural History
Reading the Spanish Imaginary
CHAPTER ONE Tales of War and National Narratives: The Peninsular War and Myths of the Nation.
Multiplying the Romantic Nation
Spain as Composite National Text in Felicia Hemans's The Domestic Affections
Gothic Epos: British Romanticism and the Roderick Theme.
Southey's Roderick: Re-Constructing the Spanish Nation.
Dismantling the Nation-Family: Landor's Count Julian
The Nation as Progress Text in Scott's The Vision of Don Roderick
Hemans's England and Spain and the Ambiguous Politics of the Progress Poem
Patriotic Knights and Matadors in Byron's Childe Harold I.
CHAPTER TWO Patriots, Heroines and Dons: Models of Subjectivity in the Spanish Text.
Place and the Romantic Subject
The Revolutionary Leader and Nationalist Dilemmas in Landor's Count Julian
The Spanish Patriot as National Character
Re-Figuring Spanish Freedom Fighters in the Post-Napoleonic Period
Gothic Persecution in the Peninsular War: Mary Leman Grimstone's Zayda
Amazons, Patriotic Heroines and the Maid of Saragossa
The Spanish Princess as Domestic Heroine: Constance de Castile and Blanch of Aledo
Romance and the Other Identity: Heroic Britons and Spanish Ladies
Spain in ottava rima: Byron's Don Juan and Barry Cornwall's Diego de Montilla

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