47th International Byron Conference

26 June – 3 July, 2022

  

The A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences &
The Maxim Gorky Institute of Literature and Creative Writing
Moscow, Russia

The current expectation is that this event will be in-person, however this will depend on the Covid-19 situation in 2022. There is a chance this event will be changed to become a hybrid event, or possibly totally online. We will update this page with new information as it becomes available.

The theme of this conference is “Poet & Reader”, where Byron himself might be perceived as an acute
and genuine reader of texts composed in different modes and languages. There are also readers of Byron,
who were inspired by the poet’s brisk and alluring verse style and his commitment to liberty and freedom.
Famous writers, revolutionaries, philosophers, historians, artists, composers, travelers, and inventors
belong to the international community known as Byron’s readership. Some of them claimed that they had
learned English in order to read Byron in the original. Special attention will be given to the Russian
reception of Byron and his works.

The conference organisers welcome 20-minute papers on topics including, but not necessarily limited to:

Submission of Proposals
Please send 250-word proposals by February 14, 2022 to ishishkova@yandex.ru (Professor Irina Shishkova) elenahaltrin@yandex.ru (Dr. Elena Haltrin-Khalturina).

Confirmation of acceptance by March 01, 2022.

Organization Committee
Elena V. Haltrin-Khalturina (The A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the RAS)
Irina A. Shishkova (The Maxim Gorky Institute of Literature and Creative Writing)
Olivier Feignier (Société Française des études Byroniennes)
Iaroslava Yu. Muratova (The Maxim Gorky Institute of Literature and Creative Writing)
Elena A. Keshokova (The Maxim Gorky Institute of Literature and Creative Writing)
Margarita V. Koroleva (The Maxim Gorky Institute of Literature and Creative Writing)

Advisory Committee
Jonathan Gross (Joint President of the International Association of Byron Societies (IABS))
Naji Oueijan (Joint President of the International Association of Byron Societies (IABS))
Alan Rawes (Joint President of the International Association of Byron Societies (IABS))
Olivier Feignier (Société Française des études Byroniennes and member of the Advisory Committee of
the IABS)
Vadim V. Polonsky (The A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the RAS, Director)
Alexey N. Varlamov (The Maxim Gorky Institute of Literature and Creative Writing, Rector

Travel Bursaries

The International Association of Byron Societies will be providing four bursaries of $500 each to facilitate with Visa costs and travel expenses, which can run $200 or more. The deadline for application for a bursary is Feb. 1, 2022. Further details regarding eligibility requirements and the application process will be available shortly.