Malcolm Kelsall to give Marchand Lecture

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The Byron Society of America is pleased to announce that Professor MALCOLM M. KELSALL, from Cardiff University, will deliver the 6th Annual Leslie A. Marchand Memorial Lecture at the University of Delaware on Friday, 30 September 2005, at 4:00 p.m., in Room 127 Memorial Hall. The lecture will be "The Delirium of the Brave: Byron and the United Irishman."

A reception for all in attendance will follow from 5:15 until approximately 7:30 p.m. Those planning to attend should RSVP. Those seeking directions to the University of Delaware may email or call me for information.

Kelsall's extensive work in Byron studies included his important 1987 book, Byron’s Politics (awarded the Elma Dangerfield Prize) and numerous essays, articles, and lectures on Byron and Romanticism. His extensive publications also include editions of works by William Congreve, Sarah Fielding, John Cam Hobhouse, Thomas Otway, J. M. Synge, and Joseph Trapp. His most recent books are Jefferson and the Iconography of Romanticism: Folk, Land, Culture and the Romantic Nation (Macmillan, 1999) and Literary Representations of the Irish Country House: Civilisation and Savagery under the Union (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).

In addition to his distinguished career at Cardiff, Kelsall has also been a visiting scholar and professor at the following institutions: University of Paris VII; University of Hiroshima; Charles University, Prague; University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of Glasgow; and the International Center for Jefferson Studies.

Please join us at the University of Delaware for this 6th Annual Marchand Memorial Lecture.

Charles E. Robinson, Executive Director
Byron Society of America
c/o English Department
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

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