Byron Society of America at MLA 2018, NYC

The Byron Society of America will sponsor its forty-fifth annual session at this year’s Modern Language Association Convention in January in New York City. Session details are as follows:

Session 270: “Byron and Politics: A roundtable discussion”

Friday, 5 January 2018, 10:15 AM-11:30 AM

Presiding: Jack Wasserman, (independent scholar and longstanding Board Member of the BSA)

Roundtable participants:

Jonathan Gross (DePaul)

Piya Pal-Lapinski (Bowling Green State)

Andrew Warren (Harvard)

The participants will explore the life and works of Lord Byron in relation to the politics of his own time and ours, with emphasis on the Congress of Vienna and the future of Europe, and discuss how Byron‘s political writings and personal engagements impacted European culture, politics, and art in the post-Napoleonic context. Part of Romantic Bicentennials (, the session will engage the long legacy of Romanticism.

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