Call for Papers: Byron Society Bicentennial Conference
One-day conference, Saturday 7th December 2019
Commemorating the bicentennial of the publication of Don Juan Cantos I and II
Antenna Media Centre (Nottingham Trent University), Nottingham
The Byron Society invite proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Byron’s Don Juan relating to its conception, reception and imitation.
Submissions relating to any aspect of Don Juan are welcome, however papers connected with the first two Cantos are of particular interest. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
- Byron’s sources, influences and inspirations for Don Juan
- Techniques, conventions and tropes used in Don Juan
- The contemporary reception of Don Juan (critical reception, popular and working-class reception, male vs female reception, metropolitan vs rural reception, reception in Britain and other countries) and Byron’s response
- Later critical and creative responses to Don Juan
- Imitations and adaptations of the poem
- Questions of ownership, piracy and anonymous publication
- The poem’s place in Byron’s oeuvre with an especial emphasis on its continuing value in the modern era.
We welcome submissions from postgraduate students for a student panel.
- Byron’s Don Juan: Conception, Reception, Imitation (238 Downloads)