The Ravenna conference, entitled "Byron: Improvisation and Mobility"

will be held from Monday to Saturday, July 2-7, 2018.

Here you will find in the attachments the programme for the conference and the abstracts for all the papers and the biographical sketches of all those playing an active part in the conference.

 

Excess and Exhaustion: Byron in 1818

Newstead Abbey

Friday & Saturday, 27-28 April 2018

 

Plenary: Jonathon Shears (Keele)

1818 saw Byron both exhilarated and exhausted by the Venetian carnival. It saw him publish Beppo but also write ‘Ode on Venice’. The excitements of Italian politics lay ahead, but so did the idea that Europe was an ‘exhausted portion of the globe’. In 1818, poised between an idealised Venice and disillusionment with Venetians, Byron is also poised between comic and tragic imaginings, personal/sexual cynicism and his ‘last attachment’, past crisis and future glory, the Byronic Hero and Don Juan, epic and satire. All of these contrasting influences speak of excess and exhaustion at one moment in Byron’s life – personal, literary, political – but also point to the holding together of opposites that is definitive of so much of Byron’s poetics, of the ‘hot and cold’ admixture of the contrary, the contradictory, the irreconcilable that marks so many of Byron’s poems and letters.

The organisers also welcome prospective delegates to suggest ready-formed panels (of three 20-minute papers) on the following topics: Byron and Ravenna; Byron and Italian politics; Byron and Italian art.

13th International Student Byron Conference

21-26 May 2018
Theme: “Byron and Fiction”

The Messolonghi Byron Research Center welcomes proposals for 20-minute papers to be delivered at the 13th International Student Byron Conference, to be held at Messolonghi May 21-26, 2018.

The conference theme will be "Byron and Fiction”, a topic that might be approached in various ways. Presentations might center on the fiction Byron read and was inspired by (for instance Tom Jones or Anastasius, or Memoirs of a Greek), fiction writers he inspired (the Brontes, Puskin, and many others), fictive representations of Byron (from Caroline Lamb’s roman a clef Glenarvon to William Gibson and Bruce Sterling’s cyberpunk The Difference Engine, Ben Markovits’s Byron trilogy, and beyond)—or Byron’s own works considered as fiction. Presenters at the conference will span all academic levels from undergraduates through graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members.

Proposals should be sent by email to Professor Peter Graham (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Mrs. Rodanthi-Rosa Florou, President of the International Byron Research Center (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by February 1, 2018.

The Ravenna conference, entitled "Byron: Improvisation and Mobility"

will be held from Monday to Saturday, July 2-7, 2018.

 

Here you will find in the attachments the details for the conference, including payment information etc.

Also there are details for Hotels in Ravenna.

 

Also you will find the individual Registration Form. Please download file and kindly fill in the Registration Form, scan it and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and complete payment as soon as possible.