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. 46, No. 2, 2018

Byromania: A Reflection on Collecting Byron Books
Young people of today seem to be growing up with technology whereas I grew up with books and think I was very fortunate to have done so. I read voraciously from my earliest days; I had a grandfather who had collected books (unfortunately not the poet...
'Byron and Fiction' 13th International Student Byron Conference Messolonghi, 21–25 May 2018
The 13th International Student Byron Conference, with 'Byron and Fiction' as its theme, began on Monday 21 May in Messolonghi, Greece. The participants registered at the administrative office of the Messolonghi Byron Society and its International Byron...
Byronic Authority in Petticoats: Marie Corelli's Improvisations on Byron's Themes
The Byronic hero suffering with unutterable pain was a readily-identifiable literary touchstone of the Victorian era, if not to say a cliché. I will not dwell on Victorian readings of Byron, as we know that he was fiercely advocated by the Bronte sisters,...
'Byron: Improvisation and Mobility' 44th International Byron Conference, Ravenna 2–7 July 2018
Since the announcement that Palazzo Guiccioli in Ravenna was to be renovated, at the London Conference in 2013, every Byronist has been longing for the opportunity to attend an international event in this crucial location of Byron's life. Therefore,...
'Excess and Exhaustion: Byron in 1818' Newstead Abbey Conference 27–28 April 2018
Organised as competently as ever by Mirka Horova and Ken Purslow, the annual Newstead Abbey Byron Society Conference was again afforded the pleasure of the beautiful setting of Newstead Abbey itself. After a tasty buffet lunch, proceedings on 'Excess...
Images of Greece: Byron and Thomas Hope's Anastasius
This essay addresses a question raised in the title of an article by the late Peter Cochran: 'Why did Byron envy Thomas Hope 's Anastasius?' Cochran's article was published in the Keats-Shelley Review in 2010.1 That Byron did envy Anastasius seems well...
Latin in the Levant: Two Poems in Latin by Byron
Byron had embarked on his post-university travels to the Levant with his Cambridge friend, John Cam Hobhouse, in 1809; by the end of February 1811, with Hobhouse having left for England some months before, Byron was living in the Capuchin convent in...
Report from the Salerooms
United KingdomIt has been an extraordinary year for things Byronie in English provincial auction houses. The first item of interest was a skull cup. This came up for sale in October 2017 at Charterhouse Auctioneers in Sherborne, Dorset. The cup, being...
'Sometimes I Feel like the Whole Human Race': Lord Byron and David Bowie Consider the Question of Identity
David Bowie is perhaps the only rock star ever to have modelled an outfit on the heroes of Lord Byron's Eastern tales. He is certainly the only rock star who, while thus attired, uttered the line, "Allo, Vic, 'ow you doin'?', then a few minutes later...
The International Byron Societies 2018
BYRON SOCIETY OF AMERICAIn January, the BSA sponsored its 45 th annual session the Modern Language Association Convention in New York City. Entitled 'Byron and Politics', this panel was convened by Jack Wasserman (independent scholar and longstanding...
The International Byron Societies Officers and Addresses
INTERNATIONAL COUNCILFor full details of the International Association of Byron Societies, please see our website (www.internationalbyronsociety.org).The Officers for 2017-2018 are as follows:Joint Presidents: Professor Jonathan Gross (USA), Professor...
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