Appetite and Deeds, War and the Will: Faustian Transgression in Byron’s The Deformed Transformed

Lansdown, Richard (2021) Appetite and Deeds, War and the Will: Faustian Transgression in Byron’s The Deformed Transformed. In: Boundaries, Limits, Taboos: Transgression in Romanticism. pp. 9-23. From: Joint 45th Conference of the International Association of Byron Societtes and the German Society for English Romanticism, 4-8 September 2019, Vechta, Germany.

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This chapter inserts Lord Byron into the history of Anglo-Germanic Faustianism, from the English Faust Book published in 1592, via Marlowe and Goethe to Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus, published 360 years after the originary Historia von Johann Fausten (based on the life of a historical charlatan dead some fifty years before) was printed in Frankfurt in 1587. In doing so it takes account of matters historical (the Sack of Rome of 1527, where and when The Deformed Transformed is set) and philosophical (the will, the hypertrophied exercise of which has often been seen as central to the Faustian legend).

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Presented at the Joint Conference with the German Society for English Romanticism) University of Vechta, Germany

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