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Brigands in pointe shoes and selfless spirits: Salvage and salvation in nineteenth-century ballets

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This paper deals with scenes of salvage and salvation in a number of nineteenth-century ballets which were mostly inspired by works of literature, and their afterlives. The term ‘salvage’ will be used in several metaphorical senses here. By tracing back ‘salvage’ to its wider etymological origins in the Latin word ‘saluus’, which refers to both physical and spiritual salvation, I will employ this term to describe the saving of the bodies and souls of ballet protagonists. I will argue that the...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.3366/ccs.2017.0234

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
English Faculty
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Comparative Critical Studies Journal website
Volume:
14
Issue:
2-3
Pages:
169-186
Publication date:
2018-05-11
Acceptance date:
2018-03-10
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EISSN:
1750-0109
ISSN:
1744-1854
Pubs id:
pubs:848130
URN:
uri:744a348b-85ab-4717-ae67-d940b3a22044
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uuid:744a348b-85ab-4717-ae67-d940b3a22044
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pubs:848130

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