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Mark Byron

Mark Byron

Mark Byron is Senior Lecturer in Modern British and American Literature at the University of Sydney. He teaches and publishes across the genres and practices of Modernism: prose, poetry, drama, and film, as well as textual and editorial theory. His current work is in developing digital scholarly editions of complex Modernist texts and their manuscripts, including the Watt module of the Samuel Beckett Digital Manuscript Project. His work also deals with critical and theoretical reflection upon scholarly editing techniques. He has published on nineteenth-century and Modernist literature, and is the author of Ezra Pound's Eriugena (Bloomsbury, 2014).

Mark Byron reviews 'The Most Dangerous Book' by Kevin Birmingham

March 2015, no. 369 02 March 2015
Ulysses was the first novel to become a celebrity in the mass media age. Its reputation was ‘enhanced’ by its alleged scurrility, its banning in the Anglophone world in both serial and book form, its having engendered legal proceedings centred on obscenity and copyright, and its notoriety as a wilfully difficult text. James Joyce wrote a novel that aspired to map its author’s home city – h ... (read more)

Mark Byron reviews 'Echo's Bones' by Samuel Beckett

November 2014, no. 366 01 November 2014
It is a theatrical truism that Samuel Beckett remains good box office: the Sydney Theatre Company recently announced its intention to take the 2013 production of Waiting for Godot to the Barbican in 2015, with the original cast. Another truism – adapted from a remark once made by Edward Albee – is that at any moment a Beckett production occurs somewhere in the world. The centenary of his birth ... (read more)