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Open Seminar: Lord Byron and the Greek Revolution
Title:
Open Seminar: Lord Byron and the Greek Revolution
When:
09.06.2016 19.00 h
Where:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine) - Melbourne
Category:
Education

Description

When: Thursday 9 June 2016, 7:00pm
Where: Greek Centre, Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Lecturer:
Prof William Christie
Entry: FREE

Synopsis

This lecture tells the story of Lord Byron’s celebrated contribution to the Greek revolutionary wars in the 1820s, later commemorated throughout the newly independent nation and now part of its national mythology. The lecture tells and interprets the story of Byron’s negotiations with the various feuding factions of the Greek revolutionary army and reads the final, painful months of his life in the context of the long love affair the poet had had with Greece since his first sojourn there as a young adventurer many years before.


Bio

Professor William Christie is Head of the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, and past president of the Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA). With degrees from Sydney and Oxford, he was Professor of English Literature at the University of Sydney before his appointment to the ANU last year. His publications include Samuel Taylor Coleridge: A Literary Life (2006) – awarded the NSW Premier’s Biennial Prize for Literary Scholarship in 2008 – The Edinburgh Review in the Literary Culture of Romantic Britain (2009), Dylan Thomas: A Literary Life (2014), and The Two Romanticisms, and Other Essays: Mystery and Imagination in Romantic Literature (2016).


Sponsors

We'd like to thank the following donors: Theodore Sklavos and Family in memory of Eleni Sklavos | Louis & Effie Sgardelis | Efstratia Papadopoulos

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This lecture tells the story of Lord Byron’s celebrated contribution to the Greek revolutionary wars in the 1820s, later commemorated throughout the newly independent nation and now part of its national mythology. The lecture tells and interprets the story of Byron’s negotiations with the various feuding factions of the Greek revolutionary army and reads the final, painful months of his life in the context of the long love affair the poet had had with Greece since his first sojourn there as a young adventurer many years before

Venue

Venue:
Greek Centre Melbourne (Mezzanine)   -   Website
Street:
168 Lonsdale Street
Postcode:
3000
Suburb:
Melbourne
State:
VIC
Country:
Country: au

The Mezzanine floor (press "M" in the elevator) of Greek Centre Melbourne - located at the corner of Lonsdale and Russell streets in Melbourne, Australia.

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