One-day conference, Saturday 7th December 2019
Commemorating the bicentennial of the publication of Don Juan Cantos I and II
Antenna Media Centre (Nottingham Trent University), Nottingham 

The Byron Society invite proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of Byron’s Don Juan relating to its conception, reception and imitation.

Submissions relating to any aspect of Don Juan are welcome, however papers connected with the first two Cantos are of particular interest. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Byron’s sources, influences and inspirations for Don Juan
  • Techniques, conventions and tropes used in Don Juan
  • The contemporary reception of Don Juan (critical reception, popular and working-class reception, male vs female reception, metropolitan vs rural reception, reception in Britain and other countries) and Byron’s response
  • Later critical and creative responses to Don Juan
  • Imitations and adaptations of the poem
  • Questions of ownership, piracy and anonymous publication
  • The poem’s place in Byron’s oeuvre with an especial emphasis on its continuing value in the modern era.

Proposals of no more than 300 words should be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Friday 30th August.

We welcome submissions from postgraduate students for a student panel.

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Humour and Satire in British Romanticism

Durham University,

13-14 September 2019

  

Please email proposals to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline for submissions is Monday, 20 May 2019.

 

See instructions and more details in the attached file.

Faith and Infidelity: Byron in 1819

Newstead Abbey

26-27 April 2019

 

Please send abstracts of approximately 300 words, including affiliation, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 February 2019.

 

See instructions and more details in the attached file.

14th International Student Byron Conference

20-25 May 2019
Messolonghi, Greece
Theme: “Byron and Revolution”

 

Keynote Speakers
Professor Roderick Beaton, King’s College London
Professor Andrew Stauffer, Virginia University USA

 

The Messolonghi Byron Research Center welcomes proposals for 20-minute papers to be delivered at the 14th International Student Byron Conference, to be held at Messolonghi May 20-25, 2019.

 

The last act of Byron’s life was to dedicate himself to the cause of the Greek Revolution, which began in 1821 and ended with the recognition of Greece as an independent state by the Great Powers in 1830. The circumstances of his death and later commemoration at Messolonghi have been much discussed ever since. But the whole of Byron’s life and career took place in the shadow of revolutions: notably the three great revolutions that together have defined the modern world: the American (1776), the French (1789) and the Industrial Revolution that was rapidly transforming Britain and Europe throughout his lifetime.

 

 

Transgressive Romanticism: Boundaries, Limits and Taboos

4-8 September 2019

University of Vechta (Germany)

 

Romanticism thrives on contradictions; conjuring up images and ideas of acquiescence in the sad Wordsworthian “music of humanity” (‘Tintern Abbey’) and in pastoral serenity on the one hand, it is, on the other, defined by transgressiveness, overreaching and the repudiation of boundaries. While political boundaries are often daringly crossed in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poetry, it is intriguing to see that, aesthetically speaking, even radicals such as Shelley (persistently) abided by the strict and apparently restrictive patterns of sonnets, odes or terza rima forms.

Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words to the conference convenor by 15 November 2018.

 

[23.11.2018] Important

Extension of the deadline of the Call for Papers of the conference until JANUARY 10, 2019

 

See more in attachment file.