Sponsored Panel: Byron and Innovation

Start Date & Time 23/07/2024 3:30 pm

Location Glasgow

Perhaps no other poet was as aware of the nuances of technique, as attuned to marketplace trends, and as keenly attentive to popular topics and debates as Lord Byron. Both his poetry and his public persona show evidence of careful, conscious construction as he responds to, engages with, and (occasionally) ridicules contemporary culture.

The Byron Society is pleased to sponsor a special panel as part of the 2024 British Association of Romantic Studies (BARS) conference, which will take place in Glasgow from 23rd July to 25th July.

Forming part of the wider conference theme of making and unmaking, and marking the bicentenary of his death, this special panel invites papers on the topic of Byron and Innovation.

Topics include, but are not restricted to:

  • Appropriation and adaptation
  • Poetic techniques and innovations
  • Construction and destruction of reputation and identity
  • Byron, collaboration, and canonicity
  • Byron and the mechanics of publication
  • Byron’s editing and editorial practices

Bursaries of £250 each will be awarded for the three papers selected for this panel, to cover the cost of travel / registration / accommodation.

Applicants can be at any stage of their career, and living / working in any country.