Breaking the Boundaries Between the Self and the Other in Byron's Don Juan


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DUDOVÁ Markéta

Year of publication 2020
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Language Centre

Description In his poem Don Juan, Byron deconstructs probably every binary opposition or a cultural, conceptual divide or boundary that ever was constructed: be it the male / female divide, heterosexual / homosexual, East / West, Christian / Islamic, civilised / savage, US / Them or the Self and the Other. One of the devices Byron uses for breaking boundaries in the poem is the imagery of food. This paper reads the poem by employing theories of digestion to problematize the distinction between the Self and the Other in the English cantos of Don Juan.
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