Academic journal article The Byron Journal

Editorial

Academic journal article The Byron Journal

Editorial

Article excerpt

The life and work of Lord Byron continues to fascinate in all manner of ways, every year prompting illuminating new readings of the verse and drama, the discovery of hitherto unnoticed associations or overlooked details, the extension of old conversations and the beginnings of new ones. The present issue of the journal showcases all of these aspects of Byron Studies with original contributions from a range of Byron scholars. Kirsteen McCue explores the role that the Scottish song editor George Thomson played in disseminating Byron's lyrics, while Karen Caines clarifies the nature of allusions to Horace in Don Juan. Byron's relationship with Leigh Hunt is one topic that has come under the critical spotlight in this journal in recent times and Michael Steier helps fill in a gap in their correspondence. Byron's relationship with Southey is perennially interesting, but David Woodhouse finds new purchase on it through focusing on the role that Hazlitt played in the Wat Tyler controversy. The names of Byron's servants Fletcher and Zambelli are well known to Byronists, but what happened to them following Byron's death? …

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