Academic journal article The Byron Journal

Editorial

Academic journal article The Byron Journal

Editorial

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In this issue we pay tribute to Andrew Nicholson, who died on 31 October 2009. The loss of Andrew is a profound one both for Byron Studies and for many individual Byronists. Thank you to everyone who contributed to Professor Webb's compilation of memories. In the second issue for 2010, we will also be publishing an essay that Andrew intended for the journal and was working on when he died.

In this issue, we have an international group of essay contributors taking on a diverse range of topics. We have an essay from Italy on the theatrical charisma of the Byronic Hero and a piece on 'She Walks in Beauty' from America. We have a reconsideration of Byron's sexuality from Cambridge and an essay from India on three Byronic travellers in Albania (which began life as one of the papers given at last year's Byron conference in Tirana). Finally, we have an analysis (from Bristol) of new Byron note (from Iowa).

Accounts of three conferences follow, including a detailed report from the 2009 International Byron Society Conference in Athens and Messolonghi. …

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