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Shelley and Greece

Rethinking Romantic Hellenism


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jennifer Wallace
    Pages 1-18
  3. Jennifer Wallace
    Pages 119-147
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 209-261

About this book


Traditionally Hellenism is seen as the uncontroversial and beneficial influence of Greece upon later culture. Drawing upon new ideas from culture and gender theory, Jennifer Wallace rethinks the nature of classical influence and finds that the relationship between the modern west and Greece is one of anxiety, fascination and resistance. Shelley's protean and radical writing questions and illuminates the contemporary Romantic understanding of Greece. This book will appeal to students of Romantic Literature, as well as to those interested in the classical tradition.


culture democracy gender Greece identity national identity Romanticism Tradition

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  1. 1.Peterhouse, CambridgeUK

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