WORKS: COLLECTED, SELECTED, SINGLE, TRANSLATED
Chu Chi, Yu. "Lord Byron's 'The Isles of Greece': First Translations." In Translation and Creation: Readings of Western Literature in Early Modern China, 1840-1918, ed. D. E. Pollard (Amsterdam: Benjamins, 1998), 79-104.
Muldoon, Paul, ed. The Essential Byron, by Lord Byron. London: HarperCollins, 1999.
BOOKS AND ARTICLES RELATING TO BYRON
Accardo, Peter X. "American Editions of Byron, 1811 to 1830." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 93.4 (December 1999): 484-93.
Accardo presents the findings of a study of some 99 American editions of Byron's works published between 1811 and 1830. The study "will be of crucial interest to students of Byron's reputation and reception, to collectors of Byron, and to historians of the American reprint trade" (485). Accardo offers a summary of the "Key Findings" of his research and concludes with case studies of two works: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers and The Giaour.
Accardo, Peter X. "Byron in America to 1830." Harvard Library Bulletin 9.2 (1998): n.p.
Alec-Smith, Alex. "Appendix: Byron in Fiction, A List of Books." In Byromania: Portraits of the Artist in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Culture, ed. Frances Wilson (Houndmills and New York: Macmillan/St. Martin's P, 1999), 221-29.
As an appendix to a collection on "Byromania," Alec-Smith provides a list of works divided into four sections: 1. Novels with Byron as a central character, 2. Plays and films with published scripts that have Byron as a central character, 3. Books with characters somehow related to Byron, and 4. Works borrowed from Samuel Chew's bibliography that Alec-Smith has not seen. The items are presented chronologically within these categories and range in date from 1816 (Lady Caroline Lamb's Glenarvon) to the mid-1990s (Stoppard's Arcadia).
Bainbridge, Simon. "From Nelson to Childe Harold: The Transformations of the Byronic Image." BJ 27 (1999): 13-25.
Focusing principally on George Sanders's 1809 portrait of Byron, Bainbridge contends that most accounts of the Byron iconography have missed the fact that "Byron has himself represented in terms of the pre-eminent and already mythical hero of the hour, Horatio Nelson, an astonishing act of heroic self-conception and self-presentation that anticipates his more famous and ambiguous identification with the major world historic figure of the age, Napoleon Bonaparte" (13). This initial heroic and very public image, Bainbridge argues, was transformed in later portraits into the figure of an "isolated and a-historical romantic wanderer." Four plates.
Beatty, Bernard. "Calvin in Islam: a reading of Lara and The Giaour." Romanticism 5.1 (1999): 70-86.
Beatty identifies a link between Byron's oriental tales and an abiding interest in Calvinism.
Bradbury, Oliver C. "Lord Byron's 1812 Visit to Cheltenham." BJ 27 (1999): 97-101.
Burns, Allan D. "Landor, Ianthe, and the 'Other Bards.'" ELN 37.1 (September 1999): 56-64.
Burns suggests that Landor's "Ianthe" is a reference to his beloved Jane Swift; the use of the name "Ianthe," however, raises a number of questions about Landor's problematic relations with Byron and Shelley.
Cheeke, Stephen. "Byron, History and the Genius Loci." BJ 27 (1999): 38-50.
Cheeke concentrates on Byron's fascination with particular locations, or "spots": "These spots, particularly those associated with the famous dead, offer Byron sites of what I shall call in-placement, homes in eternity which are testimony to historical vindication and against which Byron measures himself" (38). This emphasis on place presents Cheeke with an entry into the vexed issue of Byron—the wandering, out-of-place poet—and his relationship to a very tangible, material history associated with a distinct geographical site. To use Cheeke's language: "the notion of a concentrated accretion of meaning and experience (being there on the spot) can offer a way of thinking more broadly about Byron and history, and the place of his work in the context of early nineteenth-century 'historical mindedness'" (38).
Christie, William. "Going Public: Print Lords Byron and Brougham." SIR 38.3 (Fall 1999): 443-75.
Christie's historically based essay examines the strained relations between Brougham and Byron and then considers more broadly the techniques by which each writer generated his public stature: "Byron and Brougham manufactured careers by 'going public.' . . . Both became proficient in manipulating and in extending [the public], though where Brougham had to work hard to create the type and size of a public by which he could be supported and his work justified and admired, the public that admired Byron created and collaborated to sustain him" (475).
Cochran, Peter. "Byron's Manfred and Pellico's Francesca da Rimini." Review of National Literatures and World Report 1 (1998): 73-86.
Cochran, Peter. "International Byron Societies, 1998-1999." BJ 27 (1999): 132-39.
Cochran, Peter. "The Life of Bryon, or Southey Was Right." In Byromania: Portraits of the Artist in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Culture, ed. Frances Wilson (Houndmills and New York: Macmillan/St. Martin's P, 1999), 63-76.
Cochran surveys and reviews films in which Byron figures as a character. These include James Whale's The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), David Macdonald's The Bad Lord Byron (1948), Robert Bolt's Lady Caroline Lamb (1972), Ken Russell's Gothic (1986), Ivan Passer's Haunted Summer (1988), and Gonzalo Suarez's Rowing with the Wind (1988).
Cox, Jeffrey. Poetry and Politics in the Cockney School: Keats, Shelley, Hunt and Their Circle. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998.
"Jeffrey N. Cox refines our conception of 'second-generation' Romanticism by placing it within the circle of writers around Leigh Hunt that came to be known as the Cockney School. Offering a theory of the group as a key site for cultural production, Cox challenges the traditional image of the Romantic poet as an isolated figure by recreating the social nature of the work of Shelley, Keats, Hunt, Hazlitt, Byron, and others as they engaged in literary contests, wrote poems celebrating one another, and worked collaboratively on journals and other projects. Cox also recovers the work of neglected writers such as John Hamilton Reynolds, Horace Smith, and Cornelius Webb as part of the rich social and cultural context of Hunt's circle. This book not only demonstrates convincingly that a Cockney School existed, but shows that it was committed to putting literature in the service of social, cultural, and political reform." And one might add to this reasonably accurate and comprehensive dustjacket description that Cox implicity reorganizes the now conventional way of arranging the later Romantic writers into various author-centered "circles"—e.g. "The Shelley Circle"—arguing instead for the designation of a distinct, unified, and prolific literary-cultural "School."
Crane, David. Lord Byron's Jackal: The Life of Edward John Trelawny. New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, 1999.
Demata, Massimiliano. "A Bibliography of Byron's Oriental Reading: Addenda and Correction." N&Q 46.1 (March 1999): 39-41.
Donelan, Charles. Romanticism and Male Fantasy in Byron's Don Juan: A Marketable Vice. New York: St. Martin's P, 2000.
The book offers a wide-ranging and complex argument regarding the poetics of Don Juan. Donelan places the poem in the repressive cultural context dominated by the overt moral strictures of the Society for the Suppression of Vice and the overt political censorship of revolutionary ideological claims. The genius of the poem, as Donelan has it, lies in its liberatory poetics, its Protean capacity to find freedom in the very air of repression: "Don Juan is the Romantic period's most comprehensive defence of freedom of expression and liberty of the imagination" (1). One way the poem manages to both sidestep and satirize the evangelical censorship of the day lay in its capacity to foster male fantasy, and this capacity in turn rests on Byron's representations of women. The portrayal of women, after all, becomes the foundation upon which Byron builds his version of Romantic masculinity: "the narrative persistently explores the role women play in the establishment and maintenance of masculine identity" (8). In effect, the overarching argument—incorporating issues of gender, publishing history, cultural psychoanalytics, reader response, etc.—finds that Don Juan elicits the "marketable vice" of male fantasy at precisely the moment when a more direct, less merely suggestive discourse was considerably less marketable (in every sense of the term).
Eisler, Benita. Byron—Child of Passion, Fool of Fame. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999.
This full-length biography is not directed primarily toward a scholarly audience, and the analytical or interpretive coverage of Byron's literary work is sparse. Nonetheless, the narrative of the impetuous aristocrat—the figure that inspired a century of "Byronism" and "Byromania"—is quite compelling, particularly in its coverage of the more scandalous moments of Byron's career.
Elfenbein, Andrew. "Silver-Fork Byron and the Image of Regency England." In Byromania: Portraits of the Artist in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Culture, ed. Frances Wilson (Houndmills and New York: Macmillan/St. Martin's P, 1999), 77-92.
Elfenbein begins by describing the dual images of Regency England—on the one hand, it is a time marked by lavish displays of gaudy wealth that mask a morally empty core, and, on the other hand, it is a period when the aristocratic classes took more than usual care to demonstrate a moral righteousness and disciplined personal behavior. Having established these contradictory views, Elfenbein examines "why one image is so much more familiar than the other by looking at Byron's reception in early Victorian culture." The analysis focuses on the portrayals of Byron in Disraeli's Venetia (1837) and Catherine Gore's Cecil, or the Adventures of a Coxcomb (1841). These "silver-fork" novels, particularly in their treatments of Byron's relations with women, "suggest the inadequacy of Regency values and the need for their ultimate supersession by the supposedly better world of Victorian England" (78).
Goldberg, Leonard S. "'This gloom . . . which can avail thee nothing': Cain and Skepticism." Criticism 41.2 (Spring 1999): 207-32.
Goulding, Christopher. "From Byron to Babbage: Ada Lovelace's Adventures in Mathematics." TLS 5036 (October 8, 1999): 16.
Graham, Peter W. "His Grand Show: Byron and the Myth of Mythmaking." In Byromania: Portraits of the Artist in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Culture, ed. Frances Wilson (Houndmills and New York: Macmillan/St. Martin's P, 1999), 24-42.
Hawley, Michelle Renee. "Aesthetic Citizenship: Poetry and the Public Sphere in Britain, 1868-1874 (Victorian, Harriett Beecher Stowe, Lord Byron, James Thomson, Robert Browning, Republicanism, Liberalism)." Ph.D. diss., U of Chicago, 1999, DAI, 60-06A (1999): 2038, 278 pages.
Holland, Tom. "Undead Byron." In Byromania: Portraits of the Artist in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Culture, ed. Frances Wilson (Houndmills and New York: Macmillan/St. Martin's P, 1999), 154-65.
Housley, Paul Simpson and Priya N. Kissoon. "The Evaluative and Spiritual Dimensions of Mountains in 'Manfred.'" BJ 27 (1999): 90-96.
Huber, Werner. "Byronic Bioplays." In Byromania: Portraits of the Artist in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Culture, ed. Frances Wilson (Houndmills and New York: Macmillan/St. Martin's P, 1999), 93-108.
Janssen, David Alan. "Byromania: The Romantic Malady (Lord Byron, Poetry, Mania, Melancholy, Reception)." Ph.D. diss., U of Georgia, 1999, DAI, 60-05A (1999): 1574, 212 pages.
Jefferson, D. W. [Douglas William]. Three Essays: Johnson, Wordsworth, Byron. Leeds: Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, 1998.
Jones, Christine Kenyon. "Fantasy and Transfiguration: Byron and His Portraits." In Byromania: Portraits of the Artist in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Culture, ed. Frances Wilson (Houndmills and New York: Macmillan/St. Martin's P, 1999), 109-36.
Jones, Christine Kenyon. "'Man Is a Carnivorous Production': Byron and the Anthropology of Food." Prism(s): Essays in Romanticism 6 (1998): 41-58.
Kelsall, Malcolm. "Reading Orientalism: Woman or Ida of Athens." Review of National Literatures and World Report 1 (1998): 11-20.
Kim, Eugene Eric and Betty Alexandra Toole. "Ada and the First Computer." Scientific American May 1999: 76-81.
Logan, William. "Four or Five Motions Toward a Poetics." Sewanee Review 107.2 (Spring 1999): 244-59.
Loo, Tessa de. Een varken in het paleis. Amsterdam: Arbeiderspers, 1998.
Lupak, Mario J. Byron as a Poet of Nature: The Search for Paradise. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen P, 1999.
Lussier, Mark S. Romantic Dynamics: A Poetics of Physicality. New York: St. Martin's P, 1999.
McDayter, Ghislaine. "Conjuring Byron: Byromania, Literary Commodification and the Birth of Celebrity." In Byromania: Portraits of the Artist in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Culture, ed. Frances Wilson (Houndmills and New York: Macmillan/St. Martin's P, 1999), 43-62.
Nicholson, Andrew. "Byron and Ovid." BJ 27 (1999): 76-81.
O'Connor, Ralph. "Mammoths and Maggots: Byron and the Geology of Cuvier." Romanticism 5.1 (1999): 26-42.
Oueijan, Naji B. "Western Exoticism and Byron's Orientalism." Prism(s): Essays in Romanticism 6 (1998): 27-39.
Oueijan, Naji B. A Compendium of Eastern Elements in Byron's Oriental Tales. New York: Peter Lang, 1999.
Pitha, J. Jakub. "Narrative Theory and Romantic Poetry (Charlotte Smith, William Wordsworth, John Keats, Lord Byron)." Ph.D. diss., U of South Carolina, 1999, DAI, 60-04A (1999): 1146, 183 pages.
Pont, Graham. "Byron and Nathan: A Musical Collaboration." BJ 27 (1999): 51-65.
Ragaz, Sharon. "'The Truth in Masquerade': Byron's Don Juan and Walter Scott's The Antiquary." KSJ 48 (1999): 30-34.
Raizis, M. Byron. "Childe Harold's Offspring, English and American." BJ 27 (1999): 26-37.
Ralston, Ramona M. and Sidney L. Sondergard. "Screening Byron: The Idiosyncrasies of the Film Myth." In Byromania: Portraits of the Artist in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Culture, ed. Frances Wilson (Houndmills and New York: Macmillan/St. Martin's P, 1999), 137-53.
Rawes, Alan. "'Tears, and Tortures, and the Touch of Joy' in 'The Dream.'" BJ 27 (1999): 82-89.
Rawes, Alan. "Visionary Moments and the March of Time: The Influence of Wordsworth in Childe Harold I and II." KSJ 48 (1999): 129-37.
Rishmawi, G. K. "The Muslim East in Byron's Don Juan." PLL 35.3 (Summer 1999): 227-43.
"Risk of Collapse of Newstead Abbey, Ancestral Home of Lord Byron." Official Journal of the European Communities: Information and Notices. 41.134 (1998): 100.
Sales, Roger. "The Loathsome Lord and the Disdainful Dame: Byron, Cartland and the Regency Romance." In Byromania: Portraits of the Artist in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Culture, ed. Frances Wilson (Houndmills and New York: Macmillan/St. Martin's P, 1999), 166-83.
Simpkins, Scott. "'Crises of Address': Speech-Shifting and Negative Solidarity in Byron's Lara." Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis 4.1 (Spring 1999): 19-35.
Soderholm, James. "Byronic Confession." In Byromania: Portraits of the Artist in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Culture, ed. Frances Wilson (Houndmills and New York: Macmillan/St. Martin's P, 1999), 184-94.
Sorensen, Peter J. "Blake as Byron's Biographer: An Anthroposophic Reading of The Ghost of Abel." WC 30.3 (Summer 1999): 161-65.
Spence, Gordon. "Byron, Enoch, Calvin and the Deluge." BJ 27 (1999): 66-75.
Stabler, Jane, ed. Byron. London and New York: Longman, 1998.
Stabler, Jane. "Women and Children First: Charles Lamb, Lord Byron and the Nineteenth-Century Readership." CLB 105 (January 1999): 2-15.
Stauffer, Andrew M. "The Pleasures (and Pains) of Memory: Byron, Rogers, and Henry F. R. Soame." N&Q 46.4 (1999): 459-61.
Stauffer, Andrew M. “The Hero in the Harem: Byron’s Debt to Medieval Romance in Don Juan VI.” ERR 10.1 (Winter 1999): 84-97.
Tambling, Jeremy. "Henry James's American Byron." The Henry James Review 20.1 (Winter 1999): 43-50.
Taylor, Brian W. "Annabella, Lady Noel-Byron: A Study of Lady Byron on Education." History of Education Quarterly 38.4 (Winter 1998): 430-55.
Whissel, Cynthia. “’Tis more than what is called mobility’: Structure and a Development towards Understanding in Byron’s Don Juan.” RoN 13 (February 1999): <http://users.ox.ac.uk/~scat0385/donjuan.html>.
Whitaker, Thomas R. Mirrors of Our Playing. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1999.
White, Mary Gassaway. "Writers Among Friends: A Historical Study of Writing Groups." Ph.D. diss., U of Southwestern Louisiana, 1999, DAI, 60-04A (1999): 1117, 360 pages.
Whittier, Ellen Dorothy. "Concentrated Ground: The Body as Poetic Play Space in Shakespeare, Byron, Chaplin and Hugo (William Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Charlie Chaplin, Victor Hugo, France)." Ph.D. diss., SUNY at Buffalo, 1999, DAI, 60-05A (1999): 1546, 203 pages.
Wilkes, Joanne. Lord Byron and Madame de Staël: Born for Opposition. Aldershot, Brookfield VT: Ashgate, 1999.
Wilson, Frances, ed. Byromania: Portraits of the Artist in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Culture. Houndmills and New York: Macmillan/St. Martin's P, 1999.
Wilson, Frances. "'An Exaggerated Woman': The Melodramas of Lady Caroline Lamb." In Byromania: Portraits of the Artist in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Culture, ed. Frances Wilson (Houndmills and New York: Macmillan/St. Martin's P, 1999), 195-220.
Wilson, Lisa Marie. "Pen Names: Marketing Authorship in a Romantic 'Age of Personality,' 1780-1830 (Matthew G. Lewis, Charlotte King, Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, Mary Robinson)." Ph.D. diss., SUNY at Buffalo, 1999, DAI, 60-02A (1999): 437, 209 pages.
Wise, Derek. "Byroniana: Report from the Sale Rooms and Booksellers." BJ 27 (1999): 127-31.
Wolfreys, Julian. Writing London: The Trace of the Urban Text from Blake to Dickens. New York: St. Martin's P, 1998.
Woodward, Christopher. "Newstead Exhibition, Nottinghamshire." Country Life, 27 May 1999: 142.
Zani, Steven J. "B is for Byron: Constructing Romanticism(s). The Creation of the Byron Figure (Lord Byron, Romanticism, Identity)." Ph.D. diss., SUNY at Binghamton, 1999, DAI, 60-04A (1999): 1149, 204 pages.
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