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Byron's Venice: The revel of the earth, the masque of Italy
Thu 27 April 2017, 18:30 – 20:30 BST
This talk celebrates the 200th anniversary of the composition of the final canto of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and Beppo, in which Byron redefined and reinvented Venice for the rest of the nineteenth century and beyond. A host of writers, artists and tourists flooded into Venice in the wake of these publications, looking for the Byron's 'Sea Cybele, fresh from ocean', but what was so new about Byron's Venice? This talk seeks to offer an answer to that question.
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception with complimentary Italian wine.
Dr Alan Rawes is Lecturer in Romanticism at the University of Manchester and Joint President of the International Association of Byron Societies.
This event is sponsored by The Byron Society.
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