ESSAY-REVIEW: REPRESENTING VIOLENCE, REWRITING EMPIRE

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REPRESENTING VIOLENCE, REWRITING
EMPIRE

                                                          EVAN GOTTLIEB


DENTITH, SIMON. Epic and Empire in Nineteenth Century Britain.
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Description: According to Ian Haywood in Bloody Romanticism, most previous studies of British Romanticism share a failure to appreciate the pervasiveness of violence in the period's culture. [...] Haywood focuses on "conspiratorial theories concerning the motivation of the rioters," such that "it is the carnivalesque or Saturnalian features of the narrative which demand attention: inverted power, transgression, taboo, and the grotesque body" (185).
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