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dc.contributor.authorTonra, Justin
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-05T16:28:28Z
dc.date.issued2017-12-01
dc.identifier.citationTonra, Justin. (2017). Pagan Angels and a Moral Law: Byron and Moore's Blasphemous Publications. European Romantic Review, 28(6), 789-811. doi: 10.1080/10509585.2017.1388797en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1740-4657
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/7018
dc.description.abstractLord Byron's Cain and Thomas Moore's The Loves of the Angels are linked by critical accusations of blasphemy which threatened their legal and commercial integrity. Comparing the critical and legal reception of the two works and the subsequent responses of the two authors reveals complex formal and informal systems of regulation that were activated in the case of blasphemous publications. Legal findings against Cain provoked Byron to insist on his authorial autonomy but also to acknowledge the growing power and influence of a mass reading public. Moore's substitution of Islam for Christianity at his poem's religious foundation represented a flexible mode of authorship where its broad social and cultural influences were reflected in his recognition of textual contingency. Together, the two cases highlight paradoxes in the legal control of intellectual property and blasphemy in the Romantic period, while the two authors responses provide a means of examining their differing perspectives on authorship and revision.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipPortions of this work were supported by an Irish Research Council / Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND CARA Fellowship.en_IE
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dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Romantic Reviewen
dc.subjectThomas Mooreen_IE
dc.subjectLord Byronen_IE
dc.subjectBlasphemyen_IE
dc.subjectCopyrighten_IE
dc.subjectRevisionen_IE
dc.subjectAuthorshipen_IE
dc.titlePagan angels and a moral law: Byron and Moore's blasphemous publicationsen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2017-12-05T10:57:19Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10509585.2017.1388797
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://doi.org/10.1080/10509585.2017.1388797en_IE
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dc.description.embargo2018-06-01
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dc.local.contactJustin Tonra, Room 303, Tower 1, English, School Of Humanities, Nui Galway. 2566 Email: justin.tonra@nuigalway.ie
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