Conference Program

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Byron & Modernity Conference

Coast Plaza Hotel
Vancouver, BC
October 25-27, 2007

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Plenary 1: Christopher Ricks, "The Case of T.S. Eliot"
5:30 –7:00 pm
Barclay / Gilford Room

RECEPTION
7:00-9:00 pm
(35th  Floor – Evergreen to Cityview)

 

 

Friday, October 26, 2007

 

Session 1: 8:30-10:30

 

Barclay Room

Gilford Room

Bayside Room

Panel 1

Byron and Vampires

Panel 2

Byron and Joyce

Panel 3

Reception of Byron in North American Literature

1

Mervyn Nicholson (Thompson Rivers University)
Byron Envy

1

Christopher Stratham (Case Western)
Orpheus Rising: Byron and Literary Modernism

1

Stan Galloway (Bridgewater College)
Manfred of the Jungle: Tarzan as Byronic Hero

2

Erma Petrova (U. of Ottawa)
The Seduction of Hyper-Evil: The Byronic Vampire and the Binaries of Moral Law

2

James Fleming (U. of Florida)
Reading and Misreading Byron in Joyce’s “A Little Cloud” and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

2

Sam Schwartz (Univ. of Arizona)
Revisiting Byron’s Erotic Battlefields

3

Christoph Ehland (U. of Würzburg)
Bloodsucking and Scandalous: The Reincarnations of Byron in Modernity

3

Jay Ward (Thiel College)
Don Juan and Ulysses: Byron and the Modernist Novel

3

Terence Diggory (Skidmore College)
Byron’s Double Legacy in New York School Poetry

4

Lorrie Carano (U. of Missouri, Kansas C)
Lord of Darkness: The Creation of Byron’s Gothic Persona

4

Todd Verdun (Washington and Jefferson College)
Byron, Larkin, and the Rhythmic Press of Modernity

4

Elke Brown (Middle Tennesse State U)
Killing the Witch: Deconstructing the Byronic Ideal in Sherman Alexie’s Indian Killer

 

COFFEE BREAK 10:30 - 11:00 am

Plenary 2: Tilottama Rajan, "'Something Not Yet Made Good': Cain, Godwin, Mary Shelley"
11-12:30
Barclay/Gilford Room

LUNCH 12:30 - 2:00 pm

 

Session 3: 2:00-3:30

 

Barclay Room

Gilford Room

Panel 1

Reading Byron

Panel 2

19th Century Reception

1

Mark Algee-Hewitt (NYU)
Finding Byron in Modern Scholarship

1

Jonathan Sachs (Concordia)
Byron, Modernity, and the Decline of Literature

2

Michelle Levy (SFU)
Byron’s Libels

2

Dino F. Felluga (Purdue)
George Eliot, Lord Byron, and the Dangers of Influence

3

Katherine Barnes (Australian Defense Force Academy)
Imagining Exile

3

Phillip A. Anderson (U. Central Arkansas)
The Sage and the Corsair: John Ruskin’s Response to Byron

 

 

COFFEE BREAK 3:30 – 4:00 pm

 

Session 4: 4:00-5:30

 

Barclay Room

Gilford Room

Bayside Room

Panel 1

Byron and Philosophy

Panel 2

Byron, Market Forces & Globalization

Panel 3

Byron as Wanderer

1

Till Kinzel (Technical University, Berlin)
Byron’s Manfred, Nietzsche, and philosophy’s fatal truth

1

Ian Dennis (U. of Ottawa)
Irony and Alliance in a Market World: The Lessons and Comforts of Byron’s Don Juan

1

Glen Clifton (U of T)
The Hero Without Content: Subjectivity in Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage I & II

2

Olivera Jokic (U. of Michigan)
“The Giaour” and the Poetics of Knowledge

2

Padmini Ray Murray (Edinburgh)
“Tis no slight task to write on common things”: Byron’s material world

2

Lisa Stein (Ohio U. Zanesville)
A Genre’s Progenitor: Byron and the Modern Celebrity Travel Confessional

3

Clover Bachman (Carnegie Mellon University)
Every Poet his own Aristotle: The Critical Subject and Creative Voice in Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage

3

Angela Esterhammer (UWO / U of Zurich)
Cosmopolitan Identity, Contact Zones, and Byron’s Hybrid Word

3

Nancy Derbyshire (CUNY)
“Wandering outlaw of his own dark mind”: Modern Incarnations of Byron

 

 

Saturday, October 27, 2007

 

Session 5: 8:30-10:30

 

Barclay Room

Gilford Room

Bayside Room

Panel 1

Byron and Performance

Panel 2

Byron and Politics

Panel 3

Byronic Reception and Female Authors

1

Ira Nadel (UBC)
Byron in Performance

1

Stephen Minta (University of York, U.K.)
The Modernity of Byron’s Politics: Reflections from the Greek Archives

1

Kari Lokke (UC Davis)
Isak Dinesen’s Lord Byron and the Art of Storytelling

2

Nicholas Salvato (Cornell)
“I Think of Byron”: Gertrude Stein’s Dramatic Theory

2

Piya Pal-Lapinski (Bowling Green State U.)
Byronic Terror and Impossible Exchange: From Werner to Baudrillard’s The Spirit of Terrorism

2

Paula A. Guimarães (U. do Minho)
The Idea of Byron and the Byronic Character in the Poetry of the Brontës

3

Kevin McNeilly (UBC)
Late Rhapsody: Tyrone Power Reading Byron

3

David Aberbach (McGill/LSE)
Byron, and the Poetry of Hot Nationalism

3

Jonathan Gross (DePaul U.)
Byron’s “When We Two Parted” in Cather’s Lucy Gayheart

4

Nat Leach (Cape Breton University)
Byronic Performances and the “Transformation” of the Subject

4

David Robinson (Oregon State University)
Green Byron: Jeffers, Synder, and the Environmental Anti-Hero

4

Rachel Brownstein (CUNY)
Byronic Reception of Jane Austen in late 20th-century film

 

COFFEE BREAK 10:30 – 11:00 am

Plenary 3: Jerome McGann, "Manfred and his Problems"
11-12:30
Barclay/Gilford Room

LUNCH 12:30 - 2:00 pm

 

Session 7: 2:00-3:30

 

Barclay Room

Gilford Room

Bayside Room

Panel 1

Byron and the Orient

Panel 2

Persona & Circulation

Panel 3

Byron and Catastrophism

1

Zak Sitter (Xavier University)
Byron’s Commanding Art: “Fixing” the Orient in Lara

1

Christopher Laxer (U of T)
In Worship of an Echo: the Branding of Byron

1

Richard Johnston (Harvard)
Byron, Cain, and Catastrophism

2

Ahsan Chowdhury (U. of Alberta)
Fragments Poetic and Imperial in Byron’s “Eastern Tales”

2

Corin Throsby (Oxford)
Byron and Fan Culture

2

Dimitri Karkoulis (U. Western Ontario)
Byron’s Postmodern Post-apocalypticism

3

Naj Oueijan (Notre Dame U, Lebanon)
Byron’s Virtual Tour of Lebanon

3

Andrew Stauffer (Boston University)
Byron and the Career of “To the Po”

3

Erin Murrah (University of New Mexico)
Shedding Light on Byron’s “Darkness”: The Importance of Signifying Nothing

 

COFFEE BREAK 3:30 –4:00 pm

 

Session 8: 4:00-5:30

 

Barclay Room

Gilford Room

Panel 1

Byron and Popular Culture

Panel 2

Reception in the Alaphone World

1

Mark Kipperman (Northern Illinois U.)
Is there a Byron in the House?: Fox’s Bad-Boy Healer

1

Victoryia Topalova (UBC)
Post-Soviet Readings of Byronism in Russian Culture

2

William Lofdahl (Marquette University)
A Lad Insane: Lord Byron and the Youth Counter Culture

2

Gu Yao (Chinese U, Hong Kong)
The Utterance of Modern Anxiety: Canonizing Byron in China on her route to Modernity

3

Ghislaine McDayter (Bucknell University)
In the Flesh: Fetishizing the Poet in Twentieth-Century Popular Culture

3

Sean Somers (UBC)
Byron’s Devils: Kitamura Tôkoku and a Theodicy out of Translation

 

 

BANQUET (Co-hosted by The Byron Society of America)
6:30-10:00pm
(35th Floor – Evergreen to Cityview)

 

End of Conference

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