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Don Juan’s Autre Mondialisation

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Abstract

Don Juan represents the climax of Byron’s cultural ecology, both as a politics of eco-cosmopolitanism and as an ecotonal poetics. It is an environment poem that presumes language operates like an ecosystem, and uses this ecotonal poetics to “war…in words … with all who war with / Thought.” Byron develops a mature politics that sources its notion of freedom from a systems analysis of ecological functioning. Tyranny and systems of domination in the post-Waterloo age appear to be ripe for collapse and transformation to more open, dynamic, integrated systems that will better realize the creative potential of all members. By exposing the logic of domination that currently structures the globalizing world, Byron points the way toward a different kind of world-building.

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  1. 1.Susquehanna UniversitySelinsgroveUSA

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