Solace at Midnight: Byron, Sleep, and Writing

Marc Gotthardt

28th March, PHYSICAL

6.30pm-8.00pm, Art Workers Guild

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Ticket Price: £5.00

Wine reception 6.30 pm

Lecture at 7.00 pm

Dinner from 8.00 pm

Ticket registration here.


Throughout his life Byron was haunted by nightmares, but writing, in particular writing at night, promises catharsis. ‘All convulsions end with me in rhyme; and to solace my midnights, I have scribbled another Turkish story’, Byron writes to his friend Moore after a particularly disturbing episode. Marc Gotthardt traces Byron’s troubled relationship with sleep from early, evasive manoeuvres to a more appreciative stance in his later writing, where Byron goes so far as to link poesy to ‘somnambulism’.



Art Workers Guild

6 Queen Square


London WC1N 3AT

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[/ezcol_1third] [ezcol_1third] When:

Drinks 6.30-7.00

Lecture 7.00-8.00pm

There will be a dinner for those who wish to join, details will be confirmed closer to the time.

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