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Frey Büchel, N (2007). Perpetual performance : selfhood and representation in Byron's writing. Tübingen. ISBN 978-3-7720-8201-6.

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Abstract

In Byronic texts readers are frequently confronted with questions concerning selfhood and self-representation. Drawing on performance theories, this study reveals that in Byron’s texts Platonic notions of the self are increasingly replaced by concepts of selfhood defined in terms of constant, playful transformation – concepts which anticipate postmodernist ideas of identity. Going beyond previous studies, which have often taken an autobiographical approach, Perpetual Performance: Selfhood and Representation in Byron’s Writing explores the Byronic self through a prism of modern literary theory, aiming to cast light on the various conceptions of the self which lie beneath the surface of Byron’s texts. In addition, theoretical questions related to Postmodernism, matters of theatricality and staging, the notion of performance as a poetic principle, and definitions of identity are addressed.

Item Type:Monograph
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of English Studies
DDC:820 English & Old English literatures
Language:English
Date:2007
Deposited On:09 Dec 2009 10:09
Last Modified:22 Apr 2013 15:03
Publisher:Francke
Series Name:Schweizer Anglistische Arbeiten
Volume:133
Number of Pages:224
ISBN:978-3-7720-8201-6
Additional Information:Perpetual performance : selfhood and representation in Byron's writing / Nicole Frey Büchel. - Tübingen : Francke, 2007. (Schweizer Anglistische Arbeiten ; Band 133)
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