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The heroism of Byron's heroines

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Byron’s women characters have typically been seen as, in Hazlitt’s early observation, ‘yielding slaves’. My study re-examines that assumption, finding instead, across Byron’s career, an abiding concern with the active individuality of women, and, more especially, with the creation of a specifically female form of heroism.

Recent critical attention has discussed women in Byron’s poetry in general, notably Nigel Leask (British Romantic Writers and the East: Anxieties of Empire

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University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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uuid:04342535-b055-46c8-a790-9ed1e3fd4636
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ora:6936

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