CFP: International Byron Society Conference: “Byron and the Book,” Boston 2010

UPDATE: please visit the conference website; submission deadline March 15:



The 36th International Byron Society Conference
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
26-31 July 2010

‘Tis pleasant, sure, to see one’s name in print;
A Book’s a Book, altho’ there’s nothing in’t.

– Byron, English Bards and Scotch Reviewers

The Byron Society of America is pleased to announce the 36th International Byron Society Conference, Byron and the Book, which will examine Byron’s place in print culture. The conference will be held at Northeastern University, Houghton Library (the principal rare books and manuscripts library of Harvard University), the Boston Athenaeum, and other cultural venues in greater Boston, from Monday, 26 July, through Saturday, 31 July 2010.

Academic sessions might include: Byron’s Reading; Byron’s Readership; Byron as Bibliophile; Byron’s American Reputation; Byron and His Publishers; Byron’s Illustrators; Images of Byron; Byron in Translation; Byron in Fiction; Byron and Contemporary Poetry; Byron on Film; Editing Byron; Byron Online; Collecting Byron; Byron and the Bible; Byron’s Textual History; Byron and the Romantic Book; Byron and the Book of the World; Byron and the Pirates; Byron and Forgery and In Memoriam: The Great Byronists. Proposals for papers on other aspects of Byron and the Book or for other sessions or round tables are welcome.

The academic organizing committee invites paper proposals for the conference. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes in length. Please send 250-word proposals by 15 February 2010 to Andrew Stauffer at: email or Department of English, University of Virginia, PO Box 400121, Charlottesville, VA 22904. Email submissions are preferred. Please include the subject line: Byron and the Book CFP. Please note that you must be a current member of a national Byron Society in order present a paper at the conference.  For example, American and Canadians submitting proposals should be members of the Byron Society of America.

The conference will coincide with a major Houghton Library exhibition entitled “Let Satire Be My Song”: Byron’s English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, curated by Peter X. Accardo.

The conference organizers, Stuart Peterfreund, Northeastern University and Peter Accardo, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, will be announcing details about the conference over the next several months, so please check the website periodically at

The content of this email was provided by Peter Accardo.


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