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The romantic hero

Hughes, W (2012) The romantic hero. In: European Romanticism: the Arts in Europe 1780-1840, 20 - 21 October 2012, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath, UK.

Abstract

The Romantic Hero, in all his Byronic gloom, is a direct descendant of the Gothic Hero of the 18th century. William Hughes will outline the development of this precursor to the Romantic Hero through the 18th century novels of Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe and Matthew (‘Monk’) Lewis, which form a starting point to consider the transgressive themes in which this Gothic figure became progressively associated. Discussion will turn to the poetry and fragmentary fiction of Lord Byron

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2016 15:31
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 13:28
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/7132
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