CFP: “Creating and Sustaining Byron,” SAMLA 2014

Below please see the CFP for the Byron Society of America’s affiliated panel at the South Atlantic MLA Conference, November 7-9, 2014. SAMLA is know for being a particularly vibrant regional MLA conference and takes place in Atlanta. This year’s conference theme is “Sustainability and the Humanities.” More information about the conference can be found here: https://samla.memberclicks.net/conference

 

 

CFP: “Creating and Sustaining Byron” hosted by the Byron Society of America, SAMLA Conference 2014

This panel seeks papers that address the creating and sustaining of “Byron” throughout the nineteenth century. Especially welcome are proposals addressing fictional representations ofByron and Byronic figures in works such as Glenarvon and The Vampyre, memoirs about Byron by figures like Lady Blessington or Thomas Medwin, piracies and satires of Byron’s work, the circulation of images of Byron in prints and portraits, and the editing of Byron’s works. By June 15, 2014, please send a 300-word abstract, a one-page CV, and A.V requirements to Lindsey Eckert, Georgia State University, LEckert@gsu.edu

Two New Reviews of Interest to Byronists

Two reviews that might interest Byronists;

 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/05/the-volcano-that-rewrote-history.html — on a new book on the eruption of Tambora in 1815 [and its effect on that Geneva Summer of 1816]

 

http://www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article1405325.ece

 

Review of Andrew McConnell Stott
THE VAMPYRE FAMILY
Passion, envy and the curse of Byron
464pp. Canongate. £25.
978 1 84767 871 3

Geoffrey Bond
LORD BYRON’S BEST FRIENDS
From bulldogs to Boatswain and beyond
120pp. Nick Hugh McCann. £25.
978 0 9516891 1 8