Byron the Latinist

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 9:30am
Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles', Oxford

A one-day conference

A one-day conference, organised by Karen Caines, to address a still under-explored area. The conference will address the broader context and examine Byron’s engagement with individual Latin authors and works.

Registration is £15 (student concessions £10) and this will include lunch, refreshments and a drinks reception. Please register online via the University's Store.


9.30am: Registration and coffee

10am: Fiona Macintosh (Oxford), Welcome and Chair of Session 1
10.05am: Sir Drummond Bone (Oxford), Introduction
10.30am: Jonathan Sachs (Concordia University, Montreal), ‘Byron and the Literary Lower Empire’

11.15-45: COFFEE

Session 2: Chair, Stephen Harrison (Oxford)  
11.45am: Karen Caines (Oxford), ‘Translation's servile work’
12.30pm: William St. Clair (London), 'Lord Byron and Francis Hodgson, co-authors' 

1.15-2.15pm: LUNCH

Session 3: Chair, Stephen Minta (York)
2.15pm: Anna Camilleri (Oxford), ‘Byron’s Juvenal’
3pm: Timothy Webb (Bristol), 'Byron's Binoculars: Horace Re-visioned'

3.45-4.15pm: TEA

Session 4: Chair, Sir Drummond Bone (Oxford) 
4.15pm: Mirka Horová (Charles University, Prague), ‘Byron’s Lucretian Clinamen’ 
5pm: Bernard Beatty (Liverpool and St Andrews), Reflections on the day.

5.30pm: Drinks reception