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. 45, No. 1, 2017

Benjamin Disraeli and John Murray: The Politician, the Publisher, and the Representative
BENJAMIN DISRAELI AND JOHN MURRAY: THE POLITICIAN, THE PUBLISHER, AND THE REPRESENTATIVE. By Regina Akel. Pp. xiii + 203. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2016. ISBN 978 1 78138 307 0. ?85.00.In the early nineteenth century, newspapers and magazines...
'Byron and the Romantic World' Keele University 30 September 2016
On Friday 30 September 2016 Keele University hosted an undergraduate and post-graduate conference on Byron and Romanticism. Originally the event was hosted solely at Edge Hill University, under the nurturing command of Dr Mary Hurst, but last year the...
Byron as Greek Ambassador to the United States?
In 1825, the year after Byron's death, William Parry-a bluff working-class naval artilleryman (or 'firemaster') sent by the London Greek Committee to help Byron organise a brigade in Missolonghi-published The Last Days of Lord Byron. Parry quotes Byron...
Byronic Heroes in Nineteenth-Century Women's Writing and Screen Adaptation
BYRONIC HEROES IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY WOMEN'S WRITING AND SCREEN ADAPTATION. By Sarah Wootton. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. Pp. 253. ISBN 978-0-230-57439-7. ?58.00.With the publication of the first two cantos of Childe Harold's...
Byron's Day in America: The U.S. Squadron and His Lordship's Legacy
I went on board the Commodore's ship, Sir! the Constitution or Old Ironsides as she hath been rightly termed: Well! Is that all? Not quite. A short time after I had been on board a man, who wore his hair very long, with full fat cheeks, a healthy lively...
Byron, Shelley, and Goethe's Faust: An Epic Connection
BYRON, SHELLEY, AND GOETHE'S FAUST: AN EPIC CONNECTION. By Ben Hewitt. Oxford: Legenda, 2015. Pp. 196. ISBN 978-1-909662-41-4. ?55.00.Ben Hewitt's book aims at 'something more' than a study of Goethe's influence on two British poets: an 'equilateral...
Byron Visits the American Navy: Two Unpublished Diary Entries
On the afternoon of Tuesday 21 May, 1822, Lord Byron visited two ships of the U.S. Navy's Mediterranean Squadron anchored in Leghorn Roads, Italy: the 44-gun frigate USS Constitution and the 20-gun sloop USS Ontario. First boarding the flagship Constitution,...
Decadent Romanticism: 1780–1914
DECADENT ROMANTICISM: 1780-1914. Edited by Kostas Boyiopoulos and Mark Sandy. Surrey: Ashgate, 2015. Pp. 226. ISBN 9781472422422. ?60.00.This collection adds to a growing number of recent critical enquiries into the legacies of Romanticism in subsequent...
Entertaining Byron in America
'America is a Model of force and freedom [...] with all the coarseness and rudeness of it's people', said Byron in October 1821.2 Before his death in Missolonghi in 1824, he was hoping that a liberated Greece would 'invest me with the character of their...
In Memoriam: Charles E. Robinson
Charlie Robinson was Professor Emeritus in the English Department at the University of Delaware, whose faculty he joined in 1965. He graduated from Mount Saint Mary's College in Maryland and received his PhD. from Temple University. He was the director...
Letter to the Editor
Dear Sir,I regret to inform you that the Scottish Byron Society established in March 2007 with colleagues Eric Wishart, Dr Xsuza Varga, Dr Jane Stabler and Dr Gavin Hopps has now ceased. The Society was established by me in conjunction with Eric Wishart...
Not Donne, but Byron: American Criticism and the Mid-Century Classroom
Lord Byron almost never turns up in the writing of the American New Critics. He does not figure in their work as the subject of a book-chapter, of an article, or even of a protracted close reading.1 He is minimally represented in Understanding Poetry,...
The International Byron Societies 2016–2017
THE BYRON SOCIETYThe Byron Society was very active in 2016. The opening talk in January took place at our usual venue The Art Workers' Guild, Queen Square, London. Dr. Jonathon Shears, Editor of the Journal, gave an informative and entertaining talk...
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