Please consider attending the next IABS conference in Paris, 4-7 July 2016. Details below and at http://www.internationalassociationofbyronsocieties.org/index.php/conferences/conference-announcements/item/49-call-for-papers-42nd-international-byron-conference-in-paris.
In 1816, the weather in Europe was dramatically affected by ash flying high around the globe from the remote Tambora volcano in Indonesia, which had erupted the year before. That same year, Byron’s life was as troubled as the climate in Europe. After one year of restless marriage, Byron weathered a domestic storm which disrupted his life, triggered his eventual departure from England, and offered his readers, contemporary and future, a wealth of new poetic works.
Taking the opportunity presented by the bicentennial of the climatic disorders of 1816, ‘the Year without a Summer’, the 42nd international conference will explore Byron’s life and loves, from a triple viewpoint: personal, poetical, and climatic.
Proposals for papers on these and other aspects of Byron and climatic poetry are welcome.
Please send 250-word proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 14 February 2016 midnight.
Individual presentations must not exceed 20 minutes in length: if you are not sure it fits in the timeslot, please, rehearse!
Please note that in order to present a paper at the conference, speakers should be current members of a national Byron Society (like the Byron Society of America!).