Masks Of Anarchy

Masks of Anarchy tells the extraordinary story of Percy Shelley’s poem “The Masque of Anarchy,” from its conception in Italy and suppression in England to the moment it became a catalyst for protest among New York City workers a ...

Author: Michael Demson

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781781682296

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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Masks of Anarchy tells the extraordinary story of Percy Shelley’s poem “The Masque of Anarchy,” from its conception in Italy and suppression in England to the moment it became a catalyst for protest among New York City workers a century later. Shelley penned the poem in 1819, after hearing of the Peterloo Massacre, where British cavalry charged peaceful political demonstrators near Manchester. His words would later inspire figures as wide-ranging as Henry David Thoreau and Mahatma Gandhi—and also Pauline Newman, the woman the New York Times called the “New Joan of Arc” in 1907. Newman was a Jewish immigrant who worked in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, and came to be a leading organizer—and the first female organizer—of one of America’s most powerful unions, the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. As she marched with tens, sometimes hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers in the streets, Shelley’s poem never ceased to inspire her. “Shake your chains to earth like dew,” it implores. “Ye are many—they are few.”
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Masks of Anarchy

A graphic history of a poem that became an inspiration to immigrant workers in New York Masks of Anarchy tells the extraordinary story of Percy Shelley’s poem “The Masque of Anarchy,” from its conception in Italy and suppression in ...

Author: Michael Demson

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781781685372

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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A graphic history of a poem that became an inspiration to immigrant workers in New York Masks of Anarchy tells the extraordinary story of Percy Shelley’s poem “The Masque of Anarchy,” from its conception in Italy and suppression in England to the moment it became a catalyst for protest among New York City workers a century later. Shelley penned the poem in 1819, after hearing of the Peterloo Massacre, where British cavalry charged peaceful political demonstrators near Manchester. His words would later inspire figures as wide-ranging as Henry David Thoreau and Mahatma Gandhi—and also Pauline Newman, the woman the New York Times called the “New Joan of Arc” in 1907. Newman was a Jewish immigrant who worked in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, and came to be a leading organizer—and the first female organizer—of one of America’s most powerful unions, the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. As she marched with tens, sometimes hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers in the streets, Shelley’s poem never ceased to inspire her. “Shake your chains to earth like dew,” it implores. “Ye are many—they are few.”
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The Politics of Aesthetics

Murder to be incarnate or grounded in Castlereagh , we make a mask into a person and fall into the naiveté of taking a ... by passing from historical masks ( Castlereagh ) to allegorical masks ( Anarchy , Hope ) as the masque develops .

Author: Marc Redfield

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804747504

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book suggests that modern cultural and critical institutions have persistently associated questions of aesthetics and politics with literature, theory, technics, and Romanticism. Its first section examines aesthetic nationalism and the figure of the body, focusing on writings by Benedict Anderson, J. G. Fichte, and Matthew Arnold, and arguing that uneasy acts of aestheticization (of media technology) and abjection (of the maternal body) undergird the production of the national body as “imagined community.” Subsequent chapters on Paul de Man, Friedrich Schlegel, and Percy Shelley explore the career of the gendered body in the aesthetic tradition and the relationship among aesthetics, technics, politics, and figurative language. The author accounts for the hysteria that has characterized media representations of theory, explains why and how Romanticism has remained a locus of extravagant political hopes and anxieties, and, in a sequence of close readings, uncovers the “anaesthetic” condition of possibility of the politics of aesthetics.
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Romanticism Romanticism belief and philosophy

“ Masque ” is the spelling of the first edition , edited by Leigh Hunt : The Masque of Anarchy ( London , 1832 ) . ... 2 , Percy Bysshe Shelley : The Mask of Anarchy , ed , Donald H. Reiman ( New York and London , 1985 ) , xv .

Author: Michael O'Neill

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415247268

Category: European literature

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Untrodden Regions of the Mind

32-37 ) Anarchy's is a double mask : he mimes allegorical representations of Death ( and once again a difference composes this ... Anarchy , in capitals , masks anarchy — masks , that is , the materiality of an uninsurable inscription .

Author: Ghislaine McDayter

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838755178

Category: Literary Criticism

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An extensive collection of essays on Romantic literature written from a psychoanalytic perspective. With essays on both Continental and British Romantic writers, this volume explores not only the complex operations of gender and subjectivity but also how textual analysis reveals the ways in which the unconsscious of the literary body resists and denies interpretive analysis just as forcefuly as the individual unconscious.
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Commemorating Peterloo

Susan J. Wolfson, 'Poetic Form and Political Reform: The Mask of Anarchy and 'England in 1819', in Reiman and Fraistat, Shelley's Poetry and Prose, pp. 722–35. 30. For Shelley's cosmopolitanism, see Michael Scrivener, The Cosmopolitan ...

Author: Demson Michael Demson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474428590

Category: Literary Criticism

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Reflections on the Bicentenary of the 1819 Massacre of Reformers in Manchester Two hundred years after the massacre of protestors in Manchester, known as Peterloo, distinguished scholars of Romantic-era literature join together in this commemorative volume to assess the implications of the violence. Contributors explore how attitudes toward violence and the claims of people to participate in government were reflected and revised in the verbal and visual culture of the time. Their analyses provide fresh insights into cultural engagement as a means of resisting oppression and a sign of the resilience of humanity in facing threats and force.Key FeaturesProvides a multi-perspectival, historical revaluation of the violence of Peterloo Draws on contemporary theorizations of violence by Judith Butler, Slavoj Zizek and Rob Nixon to account for the cultural factors leading to PeterlooSupplements treatments of Peterloo centering on English history with attention to the significance of that event from Scottish, Irish and North American perspectives
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The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley

The opening sally of The Mask is a brash rewriting of Lord Chancellor Eldon's arraignment of Manchester as a ... In another parody of masque, Anarchy's 'ghastly masquerade' is a triumphal parade of allied 'Destructions'—Murder, Fraud, ...

Author: Madeleine Callaghan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199558360

Category: History

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The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley takes stock of current developments in the study of a major Romantic poet and prose-writer, and seeks to advance Shelley studies beyond the current state of scholarship. It consists of forty-two chapters written by a prestigious internationalcast of established and emerging scholar-critics, and offers the most wide-ranging single-volume body of writings on Shelley. The volume builds on the textual revolution in Shelley studies, which has transformed understanding of the poet, as critics are able to focus on what Shelley actually wrote. This Handbook is divided into five thematic sections: Biography and Relationships; Prose; Poetry; Cultures, Traditions, Influences; and Afterlives. The first section reappraises Shelley's life and relationships, including those with his publishers through whom he sought to reach an audience for the'Ashes and sparks' of his thought, and with women, creative collaborators as well as muse-figures; the second section gives his under-investigated prose works detailed attention, bringing multiple perspectives to bear on his shifting and complex conceptual positions, and demonstrating the range ofhis achievement in prose works from novels to political and poetic treatises; the third section explores Shelley's creativity and gift as a poet, emphasizing his capacity to excel in many different poetic genres; the fourth section looks at Shelley's response to past and contemporary literarycultures, both English and international, and at his immersion in science, music, theatre, the visual arts, and tourism and travel; the fifth section concludes the volume by analysing Shelley's literary and cultural afterlife, from his influence on Victorians and Moderns, to his status as theexemplary poet for Deconstruction. The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley brings out the relevance to Shelley's own work of his dictum that 'All high poetry is infinite' and shows how he continues to generate original critical responses.
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Anger Revolution and Romanticism

Shelley tests the limits of this generic structure most overtly in The Mask of Anarchy, inspired by the poet's openly satiric outrage over the Peterloo Massacre and by his attempts to transcend that outrage by way of the masque.

Author: Andrew M. Stauffer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139444798

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Romantic age was one of anger and its consequences: revolution and reaction, terror and war. Andrew M. Stauffer explores the changing place of anger in the literature and culture of the period, as English men and women rethought their relationship to the aggressive passions in the wake of the French Revolution. Drawing on diverse fields and discourses such as aesthetics, politics, medicine and the law and tracing the classical legacy the Romantics inherited, Stauffer charts the period's struggle to define the relationship of anger to justice and the creative self. In their poetry and prose, Romantic authors including Blake, Coleridge, Godwin, Shelley and Byron negotiate the meanings of indignation and rage amidst a clamourous debate over the place of anger in art and in civil society. This innovative book has much to contribute to the understanding of Romantic literature and the cultural history of the emotions.
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Romanticism Rhetoric and the Search for the Sublime

The use of “masks” is the most vivid. Shelley condemned the major players by describing their “masks” including Hypocrisy, Murder, Fraud, and Anarchy, the latter riding the “Horse of Death.”123 In the second stanza comes the mask of ...

Author: Craig R. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527521148

Category: Nature

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Relying on the author’s established expertise in rhetorical theory and political communication, this book re-contextualizes Romantic rhetorical theory in the late 18th and early 19th centuries to provide a foundation for a Neo-Romantic rhetorical theory for our own time. In the process, it uses a unique methodology to correct misconceptions about many Romantic writers. The methodology of the early chapters uses a dialectical approach to trace Romanticism and its opposition, the Enlightenment, back through Humanism and its opposition, Scholasticism, to St. Augustine. These chapters include a revisionist analysis of the church’s treatment of Galileo in the course of showing how difficult it was for scientific study to be accepted in the academic world. The study also re-conceptualizes Jean-Jacques Rousseau, David Hume, and Edmund Burke as bridge figures to the Romantic Era instead of as Enlightenment figures. This move throws new light on the major artists of the Romantic Era, who are examined in chapters seven and eight. Chapter nine focuses on Percy Bysshe Shelley and his development of the rhetorical poem, and thereby provides a new genre in the Romantic catalogue. Chapter ten uses the foregoing to analyse and reconceptualize the rhetorical theories of Hugh Blair and Thomas De Quincey. The concluding chapter then synthesizes their theories with relevant contemporary rhetorical theories thereby constructing a Neo-Romantic theory for our own time. In the process, this book links the Romantics’ love of nature to the current environmental crisis.
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Conflict Related Violence Against Women

Those who wear masks become a direct manifestation of the spirit that resides in the bush and gives the wearer a role in control over communities: Ellis, The Mask of Anarchy, chapter 5. Anthropological work in the 1960s noted that ...

Author: Aisling Swaine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108325905

Category: Law

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By comparatively assessing three conflict-affected jurisdictions (Liberia, Northern Ireland and Timor-Leste), Conflict-Related Violence against Women empirically and theoretically expands current understanding of the form and nature of conflict-time harms impacting women. The 'violences' that occur in conflict beyond strategic rape are first identified. Employing both a disaggregated and an aggregated approach, relations between forms of violence within and across each context's pre-, mid- and post-conflict phase are then assessed, identifying connections and distinctions in violence. Swaine highlights a wider spectrum of conflict-related violence against women than is currently acknowledged. She identifies a range of forces that simultaneously push open and close down spaces for addressing violence against women through post-conflict transitional justice. The book proposes that in the aftermath of conflict, a transformation rather than a transition is required if justice is to play a role in preventing gendered violence before conflict and its appearance during and after conflict.
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