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Byron, the Orient and Orientalism

Call for Papers

Byron, the Orient, and Orientalism: a one-day Conference of the Newstead Abbey Byron Society and the Midlands Romantic Seminar Friday 15th April 2005 at Nottingham Trent University.

Look to the East, where Ganges' swarthy race Shall shake your tyrant empire to its base

In what ways does Byron's poetry engage in Orientalism; in what ways does he critique such attitudes?

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the relationship of Byron to Oriental cultures and societies, or to the troubled concept of Orientalism.

Possible themes might include:

Byron's oriental reading and scholarship Eastern sites, flora and fauna in Byron's works Byron's Oriental Tales: their reception, East and West Byron's Orientalism: recent misconceptions and oversimplifications Comparison of Byron's Orientalism with that of other Romantic writers (Southey, Moore).

Proposals for papers (300 words) to Dr Keri Davies, Nottingham Trent University keri.davies@ntu.ac.uk

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