Byron and Tragedy
by Flora Lisica
24th November, 6.30-8.00pm, at the Art Workers Guild, London
Wine reception 6.30 pm
Lecture at 7.00 pm
Dinner from 8.00 pm
The 2018-2019 recipient of our Byron Society PhD Bursary, Flora Lisica, will give a lecture based on her PhD research.
This talk will explore Byron’s interest in tragedy, and particularly his writing of a number of tragedies to be read rather than staged. Taking Manfred (1817) as a central example, it will consider the difference between tragedy on the page and in the theatre, particularly in light of Regency theatre and reading culture, and ideas of celebrity and privacy, community and isolation. It will suggest that Byron advances an intriguing vision of the meaning and purpose of tragedy, which differs significantly from many of his contemporaries, and remains important today.
Art Workers Guild
6 Queen Square
London WC1N 3AT
There will be a dinner for those who wish to join, details will be confirmed closer to the time.
Image: Manfred and the Alpine Witch by John Martin