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We regularly update our events list, adding new events and providing additional details for upcoming ones so remember to check this page regularly.
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22nd March – IN PERSON
In this lecture, David Duff will show how Hookam Frere’s wide-ranging satire of the British book trade, including marketing devices such as prospectuses, specimens, and grandiose-sounding labels like ‘national work’, has multiple echoes in Byron’s poetry.
18th April, IN PERSON
In the twentieth-century, Byron offers poetic opportunities for new generations of poets. This talk considers Byron’s influence not as subconscious but as deliberately fashioned by his inheritors, where W. B. Yeats, W. H. Auden, and John Berryman choose the way in which Byron functions as a model in their poetry.
April 21-22, 2023 (at Newstead Abbey).
In July 1823, Byron embarked upon his ill-fated trip to Greece. Although this trip resulted in his death at the age of 36, it also redeemed a somewhat tarnished reputation and forever immortalised him as the poet of liberty and revolution….
Byron, Percy Shelley and Thomas Love Peacock were famously keen on boats. After our annual AGM, there will be a drinks reception and a lecture from Professor John Gardner on the fascination which steam ships held for these nautical Romantics…
14 June – Edinburgh
Our 4th Annual Scotland Lecture is affiliated with the British Association of Romantic Studies Post Graduate Conference. Our members can not only join us for the lecture and drinks reception but will also have the opportunity to attend a special Byron panel, sponsored by the Byron Society, on the 15th of June. We will also be organising a cultural tour in Edinburgh prior to the lecture, details to follow.
18th July – Dr Paul Whickman, Byron’s poetry and sound (in person)
August – IABS conference, San Francisco
19th September – Dr Andrew McInnes on the ridiculousness of Lord Byron (in person)
18th October – ONLINE
Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) was the foremost chemist of the early nineteenth century. It is less well known that he wrote poetry throughout his life. He was a friend of Lord Byron and wrote at least two poems about Byron. In this talk, Sharon Ruston will explore these poems and examine some of the poetry Davy wrote in his notebooks while in the laboratory conducting chemical experiments.
14th November – ONLINE
Writing to John Cam Hobhouse, Lord Byron joked that he hoped his works would “be bound in Red” after his death. Likely a reference to luxurious red leather bindings that were popular in the Romantic era, Byron’s comments reveal the poet’s occupation with the material forms his posthumous reputation might take.
Kaiwen Hou, Luke Maxted, Lydia Shaw, Edwina Watson, Prof. Agustin Coletes Blanco, and many more…
More events will be added on a regular basis, and additional details for upcoming events.
If you would like to attend any of our events, or would like to suggest an event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org