The Byron Journal

The journal publishes scholarly articles and notes on all aspects of Byron's writings and life, and on related topics.

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 1, June

Borderlines: The Shiftings of Gender in British Romanticism
BORDERLINES: THE SHIFTINGS OF GENDER IN BRITISH ROMANTICISM. By Susan J. Wolfson. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006. Pp. xxii + 430. ISBN 13:978-0- 8047-5297-8. £44.95.This is a rich and rare Californian vintage: matured for two decades, it has...
Byron
BYRON. By Caroline Franklin. London and New York: Routledge, 2007. Pp. xvi + 144. ISBN 10-0-415-26856-7. £14.99.Professor Franklin's book is an introduction for students just beginning their study of Byron. They are fortunate to have such a master/mistress...
'Byron at the Theatre' Conference, 11-12 May 2007, Clifton Campus, Nottingham Trent University
The fourth Nottingham one-day Byron Conference hosted by the English Department at Nottingham Trent University, in association with the Newstead Abbey Byron Society and the Midlands Romantic Seminar, turned itself into a one-and-a-half-day conference...
Byronic Ambivalence in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage IV
In Childe Harold's Pilgrimage IV, Byron's treatment of imagination and reality, art and nature, subjectivity and objectivity, reason and feeling, freedom and tyranny, time and eternity, demonstrates a Romantic logic that defies one-sidedness. In this...
Byronic Homer
This essay addresses the interrelationship between Byron and the Odyssey. The contention is that this interrelation is dialogic, like that of Pope with Horace in his 'Imitations' of Horace or Auden with Byron in his 'Letter to Lord Byron'. The allusion...
Byron's Copy of Childe Harold IV: Emendations and Annotations
My attention was drawn to the following matter by a correspondence that arose in early January 1873 in The Times on the subject of Byron's grammatical solecisms. This had been prompted by a review of Browning's Prince Hohenstiel-Schwangau, Saviour of...
Byron Society of America Academic Session: 'Byron, Don Juan and Ottava Rima': Modern Languages Association of America Convention, 29 December 2006, Philadelphia Marriott, Philadelphia
The annual Byron Society of America Academic Session at the 2006 Modern Language Association of America Convention was held at the Philadelphia Marriott, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between 8.30 and 9.45 am on 29 December. As part of the MLA conference's...
Byron the Maker
BYRON THE MAKER. By Anne Fleming. Lewes: Book Guild, 2006. Pp. xvi + 294. ISBN 1-84624-006-9. £16.99.W. H. Auden said in a television interview shortly before his death that since poets are 'makers' rather than 'men of action' the facts of their lives...
Discovering Byron's Boat (the Bolivar)
In 1950, Shelley and Trelawny scholars were provided with a rare treat: a drawing of a boat (Figure 1) identified as 'THE "DON JUAN"' appeared in Trelawny by R. Glynn Grylls.1 It was further described as a 'Sketch plan and elevation of the cabin, drawn,...
Editorial
2007 sees Byron Studies stronger than it has ever been. This year's International Conference is the biggest yet. The Nottingham Trent University one-day Byron conference this year became a one-and-a-half-day conference (see the report in this issue)....
Flyting in the Declaration of Independence and the Vision of Judgment
Though they both lived through the French Revolution, the rise of Napoleon and the birth of a new form of English verse, Thomas Jefferson and Lord Byron took little notice of one another. Not much has been written about their relationship, for academic...
Ireland's Minstrel: A Life of Tom Moore: Poet, Patriot and Byron's Friend
IRELAND'S MINSTREL: A LIFE OF TOM MOORE: POET, PATRIOT AND BYRON'S FRIEND. By Linda Kelly. Padstow: I. B. Tauris, 2006. Pp. x + 262. ISBN 978-1-84511-252-3. £20.00.'Stocks in Moore are rising', Linda Kelly suggests in the introduction to this fascinating...
Literature, Science and Exploration in the Romantic Era: Bodies of Knowledge
LITERATURE, SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION IN THE ROMANTIC ERA: BODIES OF KNOWLEDGE. By Tim Fulford, Debbie Lee and Peter Kitson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Pp. xvii + 324. ISBN 0-521-82919-4. £50.00.This book, like Percy Shelley's air balloon...
Repossessing the Romantic Past
REPOSSESSING THE ROMANTIC PAST. Edited by Heather Glen and Paul Hamilton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Pp. ix + 254. ISBN 0-521-85866-6. £50.00.This collection of essays is a festschrift for Professor Marilyn Butler, but because of the...
Robert Southey and the Contexts of English Romanticism
ROBERT SOUTHEY AND THE CONTEXTS OF ENGLISH ROMANTICISM. Edited by Lynda Pratt. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006. Pp. xxix + 267. ISBN 0-7546-3046-3. £55.00.It is ironic that the posthumous fate of Robert Southey as a poet has been so prey to the vagaries of...
Romanticism and Religion from William Cowper to Wallace Stevens
ROMANTICISM AND RELIGION FROM WILLIAM COWPER TO WALLACE STEVENS. Edited by Gavin Hopps and Jane Stabler. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2006. Pp. x + 262. ISBN 0-7546-5570-9. £55.00.Arguing that studies of Romantic literature tend to be wholly secular in their...
Romantic Representations of British India/byron and Orientalism
ROMANTIC REPRESENTATIONS OF BRITISH INDIA. Edited by Michael J. Franklin. London and New York: Routledge, 2006. Pp. xiv + 290. ISBN 0-415-37827-3. £75.00.BYRON AND ORIENTALISM. Edited by Peter Cochran. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006. Pp. xii...
Scotland and the Borders of Romanticism
SCOTLAND AND THE BORDERS OF ROMANTICISM. Edited by Leith Davis, Ian Duncan and Janet Sorensen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Pp. viii + 248. ISBN 0-521-83283-7. £45.00.The exclusion of Scotland and Scottish literature from accounts of...
Shelley and the Development of Don Juan
One of the most exciting encounters in the history of English poetry is that between Percy Shelley and Lord Byron in Venice in the late summer of 1818. For the literary critic, this meeting is more compelling than its famous predecessor, the dark Frankenstein...
Shelley and the Revolutionary Sublime
SHELLEY AND THE REVOLUTIONARY SUBLIME. By Cian Duffy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Pp. xiv + 260. ISBN 0-521-85400-8. £48.00.'Impatient as it is to build', Shelley might have written today, '[literary criticism] has much work yet remaining...
The Byron Collection at Harrow School
The Byron collection at Harrow School is a rich, fascinating, varied and relatively unknown archive.The Collection and its BenefactorsByron himself gave a set of his works to the Monitors' Library in 1816. Until quite recently these volumes sat on the...
The Cambridge Companion to Shelley
THE CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO SHELLEY. Edited by Timothy Morton. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Pp. xvii + 219. ISBN 0521533430 (paperback). £15.99.In the introduction to this impressive collection, Timothy Morton tells an anecdote about being...
The Dangerous Lover: Gothic Villains, Byronism, and the Nineteenth-Century Seduction Narrative
THE DANGEROUS LOVER: GOTHIC VILLAINS, BYRONISM, AND THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY SEDUCTION NARRATIVE. By Deborah Lutz. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2006. Pp. xii + 117. ISBN 0-8142-1034-1. $37.95.The literary and cultural afterlife of Byronism and...