Fw: BYRON--A NUMBER OF ANNOUNCEMENTS
- From: Robinson, Charles <robinson@...>
Subject: BYRON--A NUMBER OF ANNOUNCEMENTS
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 10:36 PM
This is a very good cumulative note from the Byron Society of America that just arrived in my mailbox—not all of you will have received this [although some of you will have received parts of this]—therefore I send it on—sorry to those who get a duplicate copy.
Charles E. Robinson
U of Delaware
BSA MEMBER NEWS - FALL 2011
BSA and The Center for Fiction
The Byron Society of America recently partnered with the Center for Fiction in New York City for an evening of literature, conversation, and refreshments. In the Center's elegant and historical building author Benjamin Markovits read from his new novel, Childish Loves, the final book in a trilogy based on Lord Byron. To the delight of all attendees, Markovits presented an extended reading from the novel and generously addressed questions.
To find out more about Markovits' trilogy visit http://www.wwnorton.com BSA members are eligible to receive a discount for books in the trilogy: Imposture, A Quiet Adjustment, and Childish Loves. To inquire about discounts contact us at membership@...
To find out more about the Center for Fiction visit the website http://www.centerforfiction.org
BSA at MLA
The Byron Society of America will offer the following session at the Modern Language Association's annual convention in Seattle, Washington:
Lord Byron: Poetry in Manuscript, Poetry in Print
5:15-6:30pm, 616, Washington State Convention Center
Presiding: Gary R. Dyer, Cleveland State University
1 - "Indeterminacy and Method: Editing Byron's Accidentals" Alice J. Levine, Hofstra Univ.
2 - "Byron's Social Readers and the Limits of Manuscript" Michelle Nancy Levy, Simon Fraser Univ.
3 - "Byron's Hand" Gary R. Dyer
Those interested in attending the MLA program must register for the convention at www.mla.org/convention.
BSA at CEA
The Byron Society of America will offer a panel to be announced at the College English Association's annual conference in Richmond, Virginia. To find out more about CEA and to register for the conference, please visit http://www.cea-web.org
Houghton Library Byron Catalogue Now On-Line
BSA members who attended the International Byron Society Conference last summer at Harvard University were privileged to view the new Houghton Library Catalogue "Let Satrire be My Song": Byron's English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers. The catalogue is now available to BSA members through the Byron Society website: www.byronsociety.org.
Upcoming Conferences: Call for Papers
Marking the 200th Anniversary of the Publication of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, Cantos 1 and 2, a one-day conference at the DePaul Humanities Center, Chicago, to be held on Monday, April 30, 2012. The conference is being organized by BSA board member Jonathan Gross. Scheduled keynote speakers are BSA President Peter W. Graham and Christine Kenyon Jones. For further information, click here.
Aspects of Don Juan, a one-day conference sponsored by the Newstead Abbey Byron Society and Nottingham Trent University to be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Keynote speaker: Peter Cochran. To read the full call for papers, click here.
Newstead Abbey Placed on World Monument Fund's Most Vulnerable List
The World Monument Fund (WMF) has named Newstead Abbey as one of 67 endangered heritage sites around the world. The Fund recently announced that the "crumbling abbey, which is the ancestral home of the Romantic poet Lord Byron, is on their 2012 watch list, meaning it is in urgent need of restoration. Experts at the WMF say the building has suffered significant deterioration and needs a long term strategy for maintenance and conservation. Click here to read the full story.
Complementary e-book for BSA Members
BSA members are invited to download the second edition of Donald Prell's e-book Lord Byron: Coincidence or Destiny (2011) complements of Strand Publishing. To access the text please visit http://www.strand-publishing.com
New Publication Release
Cambridge Scholars Publishing announces the release of Peter Cochran's Byron's Romantic Politics (2011). BSA members may purchase this book at a 30% discount. To find out more about this exciting new publication please visit http://www.c-s-p.org
New Byronic Song Collection Available on iTunes
John Webster of Pathinder Audio invites BSA members to download his new song collection on iTunes called "Courageous Heart: Seven Byronic Songs" at www.pathfinderaudio.co.uk. On the website, there are details of the songs, an essay on "Byron and Islam," and links to one of the songs called "Marathon" on YouTube.
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