Join Susannah Fullerton as she presents her lecture Mad, bad and dangerous to know: The wicked poet, Lord Byron via Zoom. Please ensure you have downloaded and signed up to Zoom before the lecture begins https://zoom.us/
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Lord Byron was both famous and infamous for his audacious poetry, his scandalous love life (which included an affair with his half-sister!) and his devotion to liberal ideals. Ostracised by English society, Byron went off to fight for Greek independence and died at the age of 36. His personality and his romantic poetry made a unique impression on 19th century Europe and the term “Byronic” was coined.
Susannah Fullerton recites some of his best-loved poems and tells the story of the colourful, shocking and revolutionary life of one of England’s greatest poets. Find out just why Byron was considered “mad, bad and dangerous to know”!
Susannah Fullerton has been the President of the Jane Austen Society of Australia for more than twenty years. She has written several books about Jane Austen and has lectured about her favourite novelist around Australia and overseas. She received an OAM for services to literature and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW. Susannah is also the Patron of the Kipling Society of Australia. She leads literary tours to the UK, Europe, NZ and the USA, and she sends out a popular and free monthly blog, ‘Notes from a Book Addict’ which you can sign up for on her website. Susannah is one of ADFAS’s most popular Australia lecturers and she offers a wide range of talks about famous writers and their works.
Image| Thomas Phillips’ 1813 portrait of Lord Byron. Photograph: Apic/Hulton Archive