Shelley's textual seductions : plotting Utopia in the erotic and political works
This work demonstrates how Percy Shelley developed strategies of textual seduction that displaced political narratives into the seemingly apolitical reaches of erotic Utopia.
Print Book, English, 2002
Routledge, New York, 2002
Criticism, interpretation, etc
xviii, 351 pages ; 24 cm.
Acknowledgments Preface 1. Introduction: Situating the Erotic: The Places and Spaces of Excess 2. Shelley's Agenda Writ Large: Reconsidering Edipus Tyrannus; or, Swellfoot the Tyrant 3. Tyranny and Liberation, or Rigidity and Ooziness: Physical and Psychological Landscapes in the Cenci and Julian and Maddalo 4. Revolutionary Landscapes and the Politics of Love: Epipsychidion as Erotic Cartography 5. Plotting Utopia: Pleasure and Displacement in Laon and Cythna and Prometheus Unbound 6. Conclusion, Re-tracing Seduction: The Influence of Shelley on Nineteenth-Century British Culture List of abbreviations References Index