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Byron’s Manfred: Dramatic Reading, Symposium

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - April 21 @ 5:00 pm

New York University

April 20-21, 2017

New York

“The Bicentenary of the Publication of Lord Byron’s Manfred: a Dramatic Reading of the Play and a Symposium in NYC”

Dramatic Reading of Manfred: Thursday, April 20, 2017 – 7:30 pm – The Sheen Center’s Loreto Theater, 18 Bleecker Street

Symposium on Manfred: Friday, April 21, 2017 at the NYU Department of English

Registration

The registration for the upcoming bicentenary symposium on Lord Byron’s Manfred at New York University on Friday, April 21 is now open. To register, click here

Registration is free, but space is limited to the first 50 persons. 

For information about the tickets to the NYC performance of Manfred on Thursday, April 20, visit http://www.redbulltheater.com/manfred

Organizers:
Jerome McGann, Resident Dramaturge, Post-Show Discussion participant, Symposium Keynote Speaker
Omar F. Miranda, Resident Dramaturge, Post-Show Discussion participant, Symposium speaker, Event Organizer
Jesse Berger, Artistic Director, Red Bull Theater, NYC

Symposium Speakers / Panelists:
Emily Bernhard Jackson, Peter Manning, Jane Stabler, Jonathan Gross, Jeffrey Cox, Fred Burwick, Andy Stauffer, Alice Levine, Ghislaine McDayter, Clara Tuite, Richard Lansdown, Alan Richardson, Michael Gamer, Diego Saglia

Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:30 PM:

Staged Reading of Manfred (Red Bull Theater)

Location: Loreto Theater, The Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street

9:30 PM:

Post-Show Discussion

[with Jerome McGann, Omar F. Miranda, Michael Barakiva (Director),

Actors, Jesse Berger (Red Bull’s Artistic Director), and Actors]

Location: Loreto Theater, The Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street

10:00 PM:

Post-Show Drinks (optional)

Location: Agozar Cuban Bar and Restaurant

324 Bowery (Around the corner from the theater)

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Friday, April 21, 2017

8:00 am:

Welcome Remarks:

Jerome McGann, The University of Virginia & Omar F. Miranda, New York University

Location: 19 University Place, Room 102

8:15 am:

Manfred: Text and Circulation

Panel Chair: TBD

Location: 19 University Place, Room 102

“Illusions of Temporality in Manfred”
Frederick Burwick, University of California, Los Angeles

“Iconography and Imagery of Manfred’s illustrations”
Ghislaine McDayter, Bucknell University

“Voice and Voicing in Manfred”
Diego Saglia, Università di Parma

“The Dashes in Manfred”
Jane Stabler, University of St. Andrews

10:00 am:

Break / Light Refreshments

Location: 19 University Place, Room 102

10:20 am:

Manfred: Cultural Connections

Panel Chair: Lauren Neefe, Georgia Institute of Technology

Location: 19 University Place, Room 102

“‘My pang shall find a voice’: Manfred and The Sorrows of Young Werther”
Peter Manning, Stony Brook University

“Alpine Orientalism in Manfred”
Alan Richardson, Boston College

“Dark Prometheus: Manfred and the Last Infirmity of Evil”
Andrew Stauffer, University of Virginia

“Redeemed from the worm: Byron’s Celebrity Revenge Tragedy”
Clara Tuite, The University of Melbourne

12:00 pm:

Lunch

(on your own; list of neighborhood suggestions will be provided)

2:00 pm:

Manfred: Gravitas and its Other

Panel Chair: TBD

Location: NYU Glucksman Ireland House, One Washington Mews

“Appearance and the Role of Guilt in Manfred”
Emily Bernhard Jackson, The University of Exeter

“Manfred and Suicide”
Richard Lansdown, James Cook University

“Manfred: Byron’s Other Don Juan”
Alice Levine, Hofstra University

3:20 pm:

Break / Light Refreshments

Location: NYU Glucksman Ireland House, One Washington Mews

3:40 pm:

Manfred, Performance, and Theater

Panel Chair: TBD

Location: NYU Glucksman Ireland House, One Washington Mews

“Manfred and Melodrama”
Jeffrey Cox, The University of Colorado, Boulder &
Michael Gamer, The University of Pennsylvania

“Freemasonry and Mental Theatre”
Jonathan Gross, DePaul University

“Manfred and the ‘Happy Medium’ of Romantic Drama”
Omar F. Miranda, New York University

5 pm:

Keynote Address:

“Manfred: This Long Disease of my Life”
Jerome McGann, The University of Virginia

Introduction by Omar F. Miranda, New York University

Location: NYU Glucksman Ireland House, One Washington Mews

6 pm:

Happy Hour Concluding Reception

Location: TBD

 

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April 20 @ 7:30 pm
End:
April 21 @ 5:00 pm
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Venue

New York University
New York, NY United States
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Organizers

Omar F. Miranda (New York University)
Jerome McGann (University of Virginia)
Jesse Berger (Red Bull Theater)