39th International Byron Conference

39th International Byron Conference, at King’s College London, 1-6 July 2013

Byron: The poetry of politics and the politics of poetry

Bringing together Byron and Romantic scholars from around the world in the heart of London, where two centuries ago the poet’s ‘years of fame’ were just beginning, this conference highlights a theme central to Byron’s work, life, and later reputation, that has never been fully addressed before.
Through scholarly papers, readings, debate, a performance of Byron’s drama, visits to the Parthenon Marbles, Harrow School and the House of Lords, and a new exhibition of rare and unpublished items, the conference promises to seek out the sources and nature of that ‘fame’, and to connect the life, the work and the political implications of both in exciting new ways.

Please submit titles and abstracts for this year’s International Byron Conference before the deadline of 28 February.

Conference highlights include:
• a special exhibition: ‘Byron and politics’, manuscripts, printed books and memorabilia from the National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) and the Library of King’s College London
• ‘Byron, Elgin and the Marbles’: readings and reception at the British Museum
• Byron, The Two Foscari: a dramatised reading, with excerpts from Verdi’s opera, I Due Foscari, at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
• Conference dinner in the Peers’ Dining Room, House of Lords

Plenary speakers: Jonathan Gross, Andrew Stauffer, Charles Robinson, Peter Graham, Stephen Minta, Timothy Morton, Jane Stabler, Roderick Beaton

For full details, including Call for Papers, academic and social programme, plenary speakers, accommodation, and registration please visit: www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/chs/events/Byron-Conference

REGISTRATION closes 1 June

For the Academic Committee:
Roderick Beaton
Chris Kenyon-Jones