BSA at SAMLA: “Creating and Sustaining Byron” (November 8th, Atlanta)

The BSA is sponsoring the follow panel at the annual South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention in Atlanta Georgia (with thanks to Lindsey Eckert at Georgia State University for organizing!):


Saturday, November 8th  – 8:00 AM
Chair: Lindsey Eckert, Georgia State University

1. From the Ashes: Byron’s Memoirs and Moore’s Reconstruction of Byron – Jeffery Vail, Boston University

2. Evolving Attitudes Toward the Byronic Hero: From Childe Harold to Rochester – Samantha Crain, San Jose State University

3. Creating Modern Adventure: The Byronic Hero in the Romance Revival of the 1880s – Michael Jones, University of Connecticut

CFP: “Byron and Italy,” The Byron Centre, Manchester UK (Dec. 4-5, 2014)

Call for papers

 ‘Byron and Italy’


The Byron Centre

University of Manchester

Thursday 4 – Friday 5 December 2014 


The Byron Centre at the University of Manchester, in collaboration with the Centro Interuniversitario per lo Studio del Romanticismo at the University of Parma, invites paper proposals for an interdisciplinary conference on the topic of ‘Byron and Italy’, to be held at the University of Manchester, 4-5 December 2014. Papers are welcome from any disciplinary perspective that opens up new approaches to, or offers new insights into, any aspect of the conference theme, including, for example:


  • Byron and the Italian poets (Dante, Tasso, Ariosto, Pulci, Casti …);
  • Byron and Alfieri;
  • Byron and Rome / Venice / Ravenna / Pisa / Milan …;
  • Byron and the idea of Italy;
  • Byron and Italian landscapes/cityscapes;
  • Byron’s (self-)Italianisation;
  • Byron’s relationships with Italians;
  • Byron and Catholicism;
  • Byron and the Carbonari / the Risorgimento / Italy as a nation;
  • Byron and the Austrians in Italy;
  • Byron and Italian art;
  • Byron and Italian history;
  • Byron and the dialectics of Italian antiquity and modernity;
  • Byron’s relation to other British/continental writers on Italy;
  • Byron’s Italianised relations with Britain;
  • Byron and the Italian language;
  • Byron’s influence on Italian culture.



Please email abstracts of 250 words maximum to The Byron Centre’s Director, Dr Alan Rawes (, by 15 September 2014.

BSA at MLA 2015

As an Allied Organization of the Modern Language Association, the Byron Society of America sponsors a Byron session at the annual convention of the MLA, held annually in January (previously December) of each year.  If you like, read a 40-year history of the BSA at the MLA convention.

MLA Convention Session 2015


Vancouver, B.C.

Saturday, 10 January5:15–6:30 p.m., 112, VCC West

Presiding: Matthew Borushko (Stonehill College)

1. Jerome McGann (University of Virginia), “Lyric Writing in a Byronic Perspective”

2. Evan Gottlieb (Oregon State University), “George Gordon Lord Network

3. Gary Dyer (Cleveland State University), “Byron’s Posterity”

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:



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,