Newstead Byron Society Annual Conference

“Excess and Exhaustion: Byron in 1818”  

27th-28th April

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Express your interest now:


This April in the gorgeous environs of Newstead Abbey, the Newstead Abbey Byron Society will host their annual conference.

The conference is open to Society members if they wish to travel up to Nottingham, it will start at 1 p.m. on Friday with lunch at Newstead Abbey, followed by afternoon sessions and dinner. On Saturday, the conference will run from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m

The editor of our Journal, Jonathan Shears, will give the plenary.

If you have any questions about the event, or would like to book a place, please email the Chairman of the Newstead Abbey Society, Ken Purslow:


FRIDAY 27 April

LUNCH at Newstead Abbey: 1.00 – 2.00 pm

SESSION 1 2.00 – 3.30 pm Chair: Shona Allan

Christine Kenyon Jones ‘[T]hrown topsy-turvy’: Byron’s response to System

Samantha Crain Beppo, the Inverted Turkish Tale: A Satire of Prior Excess

Irina Shiskova Byron and Sassoon’s Poetic ‘Dialogue’ on War and Peace

BREAK: 3.30 – 3.45 pm

PANEL 3.45 – 4.45 pm Byron Outworn and Worn Out Chair: Anna Camilleri
Shona Allan, Peter Francev, Mirka Horova, Stephen Minta

Registration 10.15 – 10.30 am

SESSION 2 10.30 – 12.00 am Chair: Mirka Horova
Bernard Beatty Byron: exhaustion, satiety, and the inexhaustible

Anna Camilleri Byron and the Exhaustion of Romance

Emily Paterson-Morgan ‘Why do you call the Katherine a Whore?’: Sexual Excess and Exhaustion in Byron’s Russian Cantos

12.00 – 1.15 pm LUNCH

SESSION 3 1.15 – 2.45 pm Chair: Peter Francev

David Woodhouse Childe Harold’s Monitor & Don Juan’s Tutors: Francis Hogdson & Byron’s Index Librorum

Lee Livingstone ‘[H]ere they know nothing – and remember nothing’: Byron’s Remembering of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Agustín Coletes Blanco ‘Byron en Venecia’: The Venetian Byron in Some Late Nineteenth Century Spanish Travelogues, Translations and Poems (1861-1892)

2.45 – 3.00 pm COFFEE BREAK

PLENARY 3.00 – 4.00 pm Jonathon Shears Byron’s Feelings

4.00 – 4.50 pm TOUR OF THE GARDENS (or the abbey, depending on the weather)