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6776Fw: Collecting Byron Conference Program (11-13 April 2014)

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  • Nancy Mayer
    Feb 26, 2014
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      ----- Forwarded Message -----
      From: Robin Hammerman <rhammerm@stevens.edu>
      To: rhammerm@stevens.edu
      Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 11:17 AM
      Subject: Collecting Byron Conference Program (11-13 April 2014)

      Dear Colleagues:
      Please note the Collecting Byron conference program listed below – a link to registration appears at the bottom of this message.  For questions or concerns about the conference please contact me directly: rhammerm@stevens.edu.  Thank you for your kind attention.
      Robin Hammerman
      Conference Coordinator
      Drew University and the Byron Society of America present
      Collecting Byron
      A Conference in Celebration of the Byron Society Collection
      Founded by
      Marsha M. Manns and Leslie A. Marchand
      April 11-13, 2014
      Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
      All events and gatherings take place in Mead Hall
      Friday, April 11
      1:00-2:45 Registration
      3:00-4:15 Collecting and Recollecting.
      Moderator: Bob Ready, Drew University
      Emily A. Bernhard-Jackson, University of Exeter, “The Puzzle of Byron’s Continued Relevance”
      Isaac Cowell, Rutgers University, “Byron as Collector of Failures and Improbabilities: Don Juan and the Problem of Hope”
      John S. Gatton, Bellarmine University, “’I could not resist the first night of any thing’: Byron’s Collections and Recollections of Performers, Productions, and Public Executions”
      L. Adam Mekler, Morgan State University, “Byron and the Spoils of Waterloo”
      Greetings from the University: President Vivian A. Bull
      4:30-5:45 The Ninth Leslie A. Marchand Memorial Lecture
      Alice Levine, Hofstra University, “Selecting Byron”
      Introduction: Marsha Manns, Co-Founder, Byron Society of America and Byron Society Collection
      6:00-8:00 Reception and viewing of Byron Society Collection exhibit in the University Library. Welcoming Remarks: Andrew Scrimgeour, Dean of Libraries, and Marsha Manns.
      Saturday, April 12
      8:30 Coffee
      9:00-10:15 Collecting In/Places.
      Moderator: Katherine Kernberger, Linfield College
      Peter X. Accardo, Harvard University, “How Byron Got Into Harvard”
      Alexis Chema, Yale University, “Newstead Abbey and the Places of Collections”
      Troy Wellington Smith, University of Mississippi, “Misprisions and Anxieties: Collecting Byron at the Hong Kierkegaard Library of St. Olaf College”
      10:30-11:45 Collecting as Text.
      Moderator: Robin Hammerman, Stevens Institute of Technology
      Jacob Hughes, The Pennsylvania State University, “Where is the world? Byron’s Aesthetics of Failure as Archival Absence”
      Alexander Grammatikos, Carleton University, “’Let Us Look At Them As They Are’: Lord Byron and Modern Greek Print Culture”
      Kaila Rose Nicholl, Oregon State University, “What Then? Transgression and (Re)collections in Byron’s Don Juan
      12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
      1:15-2:30 Editing and Writing Byron.
      Moderator: Charles E. Robinson, University of Delaware
      Gary Dyer, Cleveland State University, “Collecting Copyrights, Collecting Manuscripts, Editing Byron”
      Julia Markus, Hofstra University, “Collecting Lady Byron’s Papers: The ends (and end) of letter writing.”
      2:45-4:00 Tour of the Special Collections Library with Chris Anderson and of the campus with Bob Ready
      5:00 Cocktail Hour
      6:00 Dinner
      7:30 Musical Byron: “Byron and the Romantic Composer”
      Robert Butts, Conductor, New Jersey Baroque Ensemble, with performers.
      Sunday, April 13
      9:30 Coffee
      10:00-11:15 Digital Byron: Collecting Persons and Places.
      Moderator: Doucet Fischer, Editor of Shelley and His Circle at the Pforzheimer Collection, New York Public Library
      David Radcliffe, Virginia Tech, “The Byron Prosopography: Ten Thousand Persons (which Ten Thousand?)”
      Paul Curtis, Universitė de Moncton, “Tagging the Letters and the Byron Place-ography”
      11:30-12:15 Brunch
      12:30-1:45 Roundtable Conversation: Motivations and Challenges in Collecting.
      Moderator: Peter W. Graham, Virginia Tech
      Jack G.Wasserman, New York City, on his private collection
      Andrew Scrimgeour, Dean of Libraries, on creating an institutional special collection
      David McClay, Senior Curator, on the John Murray Archives
      2:00 Closing Remarks: All
      TO REGISTER FOR THE MADISON HOTEL http://www.themadisonhotel.com/