Here we cover recent announcements, Byron-related book launches, and upcoming events hosted externally rather than by the Society. Please use the below links or contact us directly if you  are interested in any of these events, or would like to suggest an additional entry.

New Books on Byron

Essays on Byron in Honour of Dr Peter Cochran, Breaking the Mould, edited by Malcolm Kelsall, Peter Graham, & Mirka Horová

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Byron wrote that he was “born for opposition”. This collection of essays takes Byron at his word and explores ways in which he challenged received opinion in his lifetime. The essays also challenge commonplace attitudes in criticism of Byron today. In this, the volume honours the remarkable range of work of the late Dr Peter Cochran. The matters covered here are Byron’s poetics, his ideology, and the principles and practice of editing his texts. Jerome J. McGann opens the poetics section by examining lyric writing in a Byronic perspective. In the lead essay on ideology, Bernard Beatty asks whether we should rethink Byron as a whole. A substantial addition to Byron’s correspondence is made by Andrew Stauffer beginning the editing section. In all, this book gathers original contributions from sixteen international scholars and friends of Peter Cochran. The accessible, engaging style makes their work suitable for all readers of Byron, as well as undergraduates and professional academics.

For more details and to purchase the book, click here.

Byron and Italy, edited by Alan Rawes & Diego Saglia

Byron in Italy – Venetian debauchery, Roman sight-seeing, revolution, horse-riding and swimming, sword-brandishing and pistol-shooting, the poet’s ‘last attachment’ – forms part of the fabric of Romantic mythology. Yet Byron’s time in Italy was crucial to his development as a writer, to Italy’s sense of itself as a nation, to Europe’s perceptions of national identity and to the evolution of Romanticism across Europe. In this volume, Byron scholars from Britain, Europe and beyond re-assess the topic of ‘Byron and Italy’ in all its richness and complexity. They consider Byron’s relationship to Italian literature, people, geography, art, religion and politics, and discuss his navigations between British and Italian identities.

For more details and to purchase the book, click here.

Upcoming External Events

11th October 2018 – Byron Angel & Outcast

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity are hosting exciting evening celebrating the life of Byron, in support of Prostate Cancer Research.

Lord Byron – poet, campaigner and serial lover. A superstar, a pariah and a man ahead of his time. From fame and scandal in Regency England to epic voyages across Europe in conflict, Byron: Angel & Outcast offers an intimate look at a troubled genius.

World-class pianist Dina Duisen and a cast of two actors bring Byron’s story to life with performed poems, journals and letters sensitively woven into piano works by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Schumann.

All proceeds to help fund research and clinical trials into advanced Prostate Cancers, lead by Dr Vincent Khoo at the Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital in Chelsea, London.

Tickets are available here.