Romanticism Research Forum: Dr Christine Kenyon-Jones

22nd Jun 2010, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Edge Hill University

‘Deformity Transformed: Byron’s Lameness’

The last in a series of Romanticism Research Forums is taking place on Tuesday 22nd June 2010 and features a lecture by Dr Christine Kenyon-Jones (King’s College, London).

‘Illustrated by a wide range of portraits of Byron, and by a review of Byron’s own writing on this topic, this paper considers Byron’s lameness as a social construct and an element of visual and verbal Byronism, as well as a physical fact.’

Christine Kenyon Jones is a Research Fellow in the Department of English at King’s College London. Her research has focused on representations of animals in Romantic-period writing; on Byron and his portraits, and on Byron’s and Elizabeth Barrett-Browning’s disability. Her books include Kindred Brutes: Animals in Romantic-period Writing (2001) and Byron: The Image of the Poet (editor, 2008) and other publications include those on Romanticism and religion; on food and eating; on science fiction and Romantic biofictions. She is currently working on a study of pronunciation during the Romantic period.

The forum is taking place in room M44 at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus from 5pm-7pm – all welcome. For further information please contact Professor Michael Bradshaw on 01695 650942 or email