One of the most celebrated and recognisable figures of the early nineteenth century, Lord Byron (1788-1824) stands at the centre of our current debates about Romanticism and the Romantic world. His life and poetry has attracted critics, scholars and biographers interested in issues such as celebrity culture, sexual politics, the Regency period, the Byronic hero and Gothicism to name but a few. The amount of recent scholarly work devoted to editing his works and correspondence – including digitisation at the Murray Archive – to exploring his poetic legacy and to reconsidering his key place in a European Romantic tradition means there has never been a more exciting time to be a scholar of Byron and the Romantic world in which he lived and wrote. This conference aims to bring together postgraduate researchers working within Byron Studies and related Romantic contexts, to reconsider Byron’s place within the Romantic world.
We are very pleased to announce this year’s postgraduate conference, in affiliation with the British Association of Romantic Studies (BARS) and The Byron Journal. The conference is held annually at Keele University and Edge Hill University, in alternation. It is an opportunity for postgraduate and undergraduate students who are interested in Byron and Romanticism studies to meet, present and share their research in a warm, convivial environment.
This year the conference will take place in the Old Library in Keele Hall, Keele Universityon 30th September 2016.
The conference is held over a single day and is free to attend.
We look forward to seeing many of you there!