5th Student Conference Sessions

TUESDAY 26 June 2007 – Papers in the Byron House
Session One 10:00-12:00

Chair, Professor Andrew Hubbell, Susquehanna University U.S.
1. Sarah Welteroth, Susquehanna University “Byron: An Advocator for Education”

2. Emily Maurer, Susquehanna University “Byron’s Views of Women”
3. Ashley Foerster, Virginia Tech U.S “Byron at Messolonghi: The Public and Private Faces of Philhellenism”
4. Professor Andrew Hubbell, “Byron the Ecological Philhellenist”

WEDNESDAY 27 June 2007 – Papers in the Byron House
Session Two 09:30-11:00

Chair, Professor Peter Graham, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Director of International Relations of the Messolonghi Byron Center
5. Robert Coppin , University of Bristol U.K “‘His name on every shore/ Is famed and fear’d’: The Search for Political Immortality in Byron’s The Corsair”

6. Aaron Diehr, DePaul University U.S “Byron, Juan, and the Narcissistic Narrator: Reformulating Homoeroticism in Don Juan as Self-Love”
7. Professor Peter Graham “A Humanist in Love and on Love: ‘To the Po’ and Byron’s Letters”

11:00-11:30 Break

Session Three 11:30-13:00
Chair, Professor Richard Cronin, University of Glasgow U.K
8. Michael Edson, University of Delaware U.S. “Footnotes or Headstones? Annotating The Age of Bronze”

9. Mirka Horova, Charles University of Prague “Lord Byron’s The Deformed Transformed: The Ideals of Egalite, Fraternite, Liberte Betrayed”
10. Professor Joshua D. Gonsalves, Rice University U.S. “The Geo-Politics of Byron’s Venetian Drama”
11. Professor Richard Cronin, “‘And I will war at least in words’: The Diction of Don Juan and the Politics of Liberation”

THURSDAY 28 June 2007 – Papers in the Byron House
Session Four 09:30-11:00

Chair Professor Naji Oueijan, Notre Dame University of Lebanon
12. Bassem Kamel, Notre Dame University “Byron: Humanist or Anti-humanist?”

13. Diala Noufaily Notre Dame University “Byron: Terrifying the Terrorists”
14. Harvey Oueijan Notre Dame University “Byron: A Liberator of Armenian Culture”

11:00-11:30 Break

Session Five 11:30-13:00
Chair, Dr Argyros Protopapas University of Athens
15. Aaron Ottinger, DePaul University U.S “Byron’s Retreat to Action in the ‘Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte'”

16. Eirini Kelmali, Aristotle University of Thessaliniki “Lord Byron’s Ambiguous Philhellenism in ‘The Isles of Greece'”
17. Stella Macidou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki “Gender Reversal in Don Juan: Women Who Transgress the Boundaries”

Session Six 17:30-19:00
Chair, Em. Professor M. Byron Raizis University of Athens
18. Dr Argyros Protopapas, University of Athens “Humanism and the Romantic Self: Physical Aspects in ‘Julian and Maddalo'”

19. Professor Naji Oueijan, Notre Dame University “Byron’s Notions of the American Revolution”
20. Dr. Allan Gregory, Irish Byron Society “Byron and Catholic Emancipation”
21. Em. Professor M. Byron Raizis, “The Greek Poets Praise the Britannic Muse”

The Official Closing Ceremony
FRIDAY 29 June 2007, 19:30-20:30
KEYNOTE Lecture, at the Prefecture’s Conference Center of Aitolia & Acarnania; introduced by Professor Peter Graham

The Right Honourable Lord Byron, President of the London Byron Society, will deliver a lecture on “Byron and Greece”

Professor Peter W. Graham, Director of International Relations of the Messolonghi Byron Center Professor
M. Byron Raizis, Joint President of the International Byron Society
Rodanthi-Rosa Florou, President of the Organizing Committee