Barbarism and the idea of the barbarian is an old and powerful concept. Initially developed by the Greeks as a method for delineating Greek and 'other', the idea was gradually appropriated into Roman literature and political rhetoric in order to both express a sense of exclusion of the barbarian and also reinforce a sense of their own cultural and intellectual superiority. In doing so, a discourse around the barbaric emerged and continued to adapt to the changing socio-cultural landscape of the Roman world ...
Table of ContentsChapter 1. The discourse of barbarism -- Chapter 2. Why fantasy? -- Chapter 3. Barbaric oppression: why societies go wrong -- Chapter 4. Manly man in tight thighs: barbarism, masculinity, and young adult fantasy fiction -- Chapter 5. Barbaric subjectivity and the power of language -- Conclusion.
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Awarding InstitutionMacquarie University
Degree TypeThesis PhD
DegreePhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of English
Department, Centre or SchoolDepartment of English
Year of Award2019
Principal SupervisorMarcelle Freiman
RightsCopyright Olivia Catherine Hartley 2019
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Extent1 online resource (192 pages)