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The 35th International Byron Society Conference
6-13 September 2009, Greece
Conference theme: "Lord Byron and History"
The 35th International Byron Conference will be held September 6-12, 2009,
at Athens University and in Messolonghi, with an overnight excursion on
Saturday, September 12, to Nafplion with visits to Mycenae and Epidaurus,
concluded by a return by bus to Athens and the airport on Sunday
afternoon, 13 September 2009.
The Academic Committee welcomes proposals of 150-250 words for 20-minute
papers exploring some aspect of "Lord Byron and History." This broad theme
can accommodate a range of approaches and topics. Some papers might
consider Byron's own reading of historical texts, his representation of
historical situations or figures. Others might look at Byron's place in
various histories--literary, political, and cultural. Still others might
examine Byron's own histories, whether actual or fictive, or the
alternative histories in which he has figured. Proposals should be sent by
email to Professor Peter Graham, pegraham_at_vt.edu , not later than 30
December 2008. The Keynote Speaker is Professor Jerome McGann of the
University of Virginia.
During the Opening Ceremony of the Conference, in the Great Hall of Athens
University on Sunday, September the 6th, the University of Athens will
award Professor Jerome McGann of the University of Virginia an Honorary
Doctorate to recognize his long and distinguished scholarly career,
particurarly his contributions to Byron Studies.
Further details of the conference and registration are posted on the IBS
website www.internationalbyronsociety.org .
Information about Messolonghi itself and the Messolonghi Byron Center can
be found at www.messolonghibyronsociety.gr; University of Athens
information is available at www.uoa.gr.
With Byronic regards
Prof. M. Byron Raizis, President of the Hellenic Byron Society
Mrs. Rodanthe-Rosa Florou, President of the Messolonghi Byron Society
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