Books to celebrate Peter

‘Breaking the Mould’
A collection of essays on Byron in commemoration of Peter Cochran.

Cambridge Scholars Press has expressed an interest in publishing a collection of essays in commemoration of the late Dr Peter Cochran, one of their most prolific authors. The intention is to celebrate Peter’s well-known skill in ‘breaking the mould’ of Byron studies. Potential contributors are asked, therefore, to ‘break the mould’ themselves, either by writing on Byron as a poet in opposition to established conventions in his own lifetime, or by challenging the conventional attitudes of Byron criticism today. Both approaches may be combined.  The editors of the planned volume are Professor Peter Graham,  Dr. Mirka Horova and myself. Contributions should be 6,000 words in length.

At this stage proposals need to be no more than a suggested topic and a brief outline (not more than 500 words) of the line of argument.  As a timescale, the editors hope to have an outline of essay titles and thus an indication of the shape of the volume to submit to CSP for review by the end of 2105 and (if required) an appropriate sample of essays some 12 to 18 months from now. Any communications may be directed to any of the editors.

Malcolm Kelsall – malcolm.kelsall@btinternet.com

Peter Graham – pegraham@vt.edu

Mirka Horova – miraensis@yahoo.no

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