With deep sorrow we announce the death of Charles E. Robinson, admired and loved by his many students and by scholars of Byron and Romanticism worldwide, on November 20, 2016.

A graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s College in Maryland, Charlie earned his Ph.D. from Temple University under the guidance of the great David V. Erdman. In 1965, Charlie joined the English Department at the University of Delaware, where he remained for his entire career and where, after 1990, he was joined by the influential Shelley editor Donald H. Reiman. At Delaware, Charlie served as Director of Graduate Studies in English from 1981 to 1993. He also served for two decades on the editorial board for the University of Delaware Press.

With deep sadness we announce the recent death of Joseph Byron Yount III, familiarly known to Byronists worldwide as J. B., on October 2, 2016.

Over a quarter of a century ago J. B., always interested in the poet whose name he shared, contacted Jerome McGann with a scholarly question. “There’s a Byron Society, and you should join it,” Jerry advised.  J. B. joined, and for decades he enriched Byronworld with his distinctive presence. J. B. attended international Byron conferences in Nottingham, Prague, Venice, Boston/New York/ Newark DE, St. Andrews, and Versailles.

The Organizing and Academic committees would like to give you a general outline of the activities that include the Academic Programme (student papers and lectures by professors) and the Social Activities (receptions, excursions, visits to historic sites, entertainment).

You can browse the brochure by clicking here

The International Association of Byron Societies seeks a new Joint Treasurer.

Duties include:

(a) manage the custody, receipt and disbursement of the funds of the IABS;

(b) deposit in an official IABS bank account all monies belonging to the IABS;

(c) keep an accurate rcord of the finances of the IABS;

(d) report on, and present complete and transparent statements detailing, all IABS finances for each year at the IABS’s Annual General Meeting (said report to be attached to the minutes of the meeting, and filed with those minutes), and/or when requested by the Joint Presidents;

(e) assure no expenditures are made unless authorised by the Joint Presidents;

(f) obtain previous financial reports and ledgers from previous Joint Treasurers;

(g) prepare and present a budget for each upcoming year, including membership fees;

(h) perform such duties as the IABS may from time-to-time request.

Please forward nominations to Prof. Naji Ouejian (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Jonathan Gross (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or Dr. Alan Rawes (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by June 4, 2016

3-4 December 2015,

Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution,

16 Queen Square, Bath, BA1 2HN, 01225 312084,

www.brlsi.org

Although Byron never visited Bath himself, his parents met and married here in 1785, and he was a savage critic of the morals and society that Bath came to represent in the Regency period. 'Byron and the Regency' brings together international scholars to discuss Byron’s relationship to the whole of Regency society.

For details of the programme, please see http://brlsi.org/sites/all/files/site/December%20Calendar%202%202015.pdf

All are very welcome (the fee for each panel session is £4, students £2), and no advance registration is required.

For any further information please contact Dr Steve Wharton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).