The papers collected in this volume, first published in 1993, were delivered at Hofstra University in October 1988 at a conference celebrating the bicentennial of Lord Byron’s birth. The shared goal of these essays was to reassess Byron’s poetry, his poetic development, and his relation to his contemporaries in light of recent scholarship and criticism. This title will be of interest to students of literature.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Lord Byron and "The Truth in Masquerade" Jerome J. McGann 2. Byron, Bakhtin, and the Translation of History Michael Macobski 3. Nothing So Difficult Peter W. Graham 4. "Man fell with apples": the Moral Mechanics of ‘Don Juan’ James Chandler 5. Hitting the Road: Byron, Beckett, and the "Aimless Journey" Bernard J. Gallagher 6. Byron and the Uses of Refamiliarization Donald H. Reiman 7. Byron’s Flirtation with his Muses David V. Erdman 8. Romantic Carnivalesque: Byron’s ‘The Tale if Calil’, ‘Beppo’, and ‘Don Juan’ Suzanne Ferriss 9. Marginal Discourse: the Authority of Gossip in ‘Beppo’ Cheryl Fallon Giuliano 10. Byron and the Women of the Harem Malcolm Kelsall 11. Escape from the Seraglio: Cultural Transvestism in ‘Don Juan’ Alan Richardson 12. A Question of Taste: Keats and Byron Marjorie Levinson 13. Byron and the Pathology of Genius Annette Wheeler Cafarelli 14. Byron and Da Ponte Stuart Curran 15. Byronic Attitudes Leslie A. Marchand; Index