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. 2, December

A Conversation with Jerome McGann
The following dialogue evolved in February 2007 from a series of email exchanges with Professor McGann. I was curious about the importance of Manfred in McGann's work and what his most recent thoughts were about Byron's devilishly enigmatic play. I had...
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British Romanticism and Continental Influences: Writing in an Age of Europhobia
BRITISH ROMANTICISM AND CONTINENTAL INFLUENCES: WRITING IN AN AGE OF EUROPHOBIA. By Peter Mortensen. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2004. Pp. vii + 230. ISBN 1-4039-1515-6. £52.00.Reconfiguring the established boundaries of Romanticism, Peter Mortensen's British...
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'Byron and Identity' 33rd International Byron Conference 9-13 July 2007 Venice International University
I loved her from my boyhood; she to meWas as a fairy city of the heart,Rising like water-columns from the sea,Of joy the sojourn, and of wealth the mart;And Otway, Radcliffe, Schiller, Shakespeare's art,Had stamp'd her image in me.(CHP, IV, 4)It seems...
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Byron and the Artifice of Sincerity: 'To the Po' and Its Epistolary Analogues
My subject here is a self-subverting artifice: the mutable blend of false truths, true lies, serious triviality and trivial seriousness that constitutes the sincerity of a masked man such as Byron. I will explore this subject by way of a case study -...
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'Byron: Humanism, Liberalism, Philhellenism' Fifth International Student Byron Conference 25-30 June 2007, Messolonghi
The Fifth International Student Byron Conference was this year held in June. As usual, the conference featured an international cast, with attendees from the Czech Republic, Lebanon, the United States, Ireland, England, Scotland and Greece, both academic...
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Byronic Annotations
According to Jacques Derrida, poems and novels, like the Bible, are 'texts that exclude by structure and by destination not all annotation, but all footnotes by the author'.1 One wonders if Derrida had read much Byron, whose readers will be familiar...
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Early Romanticism and Religious Dissent
EARLY ROMANTICISM AND RELIGIOUS DISSENT. By Daniel E. White. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Pp. xiii + 266. ISBN 052185895X. £50.00.Chapter 1 of Daniel White's 'dissenting genealogy of the Romantic movement', 'True Principles of Religion...
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Editorial
This is a special issue of The Byron Journal to celebrate the 70th birthday of Jerome McGann, familiar to all Byronists as the editor of the standard modern edition of Byron's poetical works, as a critic who has led the renaissance in Byron scholarship...
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Imposture
IMPOSTURE. By Benjamin Markovits. New York and London: Norton, 2007. Pp. xxi + 200. ISBN 978-0-393-32973-5. $13.95.Imposture by Benjamin Markovits is a shrewd and moving historical novel based on the life of John Polidori, personal physician to Lord...
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Jerome McGann: An Appreciation on His 70th Birthday
I first came across Jerome McGann's name in Dissertation Abstracts, some time in the late 1960s. Since those very early days, I have considered myself a colleague of Jerry's (literally so during the time he spent at Royal Holloway in London), sometimes...
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Jerome McGann's Contributions to Byron Studies 1966-2006
For over forty years now, Jerome McGann has been shaping the ways we see Lord Byron, his writings, his Romantic contexts and his legacy. Moreover, McGann's engagements with Byron have taken an extraordinarily wide range of forms, including editorial,...
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Lord Byron
LORD BYRON. By Andrew Keanie. London: Greenwich Exchange, 2006. Pp. ix + 117. ISBN 1-871551-83-8. £9.99.This is a brief guide to Byron in five chapters that deal with: Byron and his times; Byron, man and artist, as hero; his early works; his major works;...
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The Monstrous Debt: Modalities of Romantic Influence in Twentieth-Century Literature
THE MONSTROUS DEBT: MODALITIES OF ROMANTIC INFLUENCE IN TWENTIETH- CENTURY LITERATURE. Edited by Damian Walford Davies and Richard Maggraf Turley. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2006. Pp. xv + 247. ISBN 0-8143- 3058-4. £29.50.In their introduction,...
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The Reception of Byron in Europe. 2 Volumes
THE RECEPTION OF BYRON IN EUROPE. 2 VOLUMES. Edited by Richard A. Cardwell. London and New York: Thoemmes Continuum, 2004. Pp. lv + 500. ISBN 0-8264- 6844-6. £200.00.Byron boasted he was 'the grand Napoleon of the realms of rhyme' and perhaps no other...
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