The Notion of a Nation and Byron's Life and Don Juan

Yao Gu
2012 Online] Studies in Literature and Language   unpublished
Byron as a global cultural phenomenon is a radical example of fluid nationality; yet not much research has been conducted to examine the relation between Byron's magnetic life and the notion of a nation. This article, drawing on the theories of nationalism, intends to put Byron's life path and his specific work Don Juan into the romantic background of English nationalism in order to prove that Byronic phenomenon embodies the ambiguities of British nationalism.