Byron and the Mediterranean "Cult of the South": A Bicentennial Symposium

(part of a series)

Location: Notre Dame Rome

The sympiosium will focus upon Marilyn Butler’s seminal investigation of a romantic “cult of the south” to address Byron’s personal, poetic, and political interactions with a wider range of cultures throughout the Mediterranean Rim: Portugal, Spain, Albania, Greece, the Balkans, and Turkey, as well as Italy.

This broader cultural focus opens new critical pathways for exploring a large array of revolutionary aesthetic and political initiatives crucial to the development of European Romanticism and highly relevant for our own historical moment two centuries later.

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