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What Are You Reading?: Graham Henderson

We are delighted to continue our ‘What are you reading?’ series by presenting an interview with Graham Henderson. Graham is the President and CEO of Music Canada, and the creator of ‘The Real Percy Bysshe Shelley’, a website devoted to celebrating Shelley’s life and works, especially his radical writings and ideas; as the mission statement suggests, Graham’s work promotes the fact that “ . . .
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Meet the New K-SAA Communications Fellows 2019-20

Each academic year, the K-SAA appoints two Communications Fellows. These Fellows assist the Director of Communications (Anna Mercer) and the K-SAA Secretary (Kate Singer) in engaging with, and creating online content for, academic and non-academic communities interested in the Romantic period – especially those interested in the second generation of Romantic authors. They help to run the K-SAA social media accounts ( . . .
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What Are You Reading?: Padma Rangarajan

We are pleased to continue our ‘What are you reading?’ series by presenting an interview with Dr. Padma Rangarajan (University of California, Riverside). Dr. Rangarajan is a recipient of the K-SAA Pforzheimer Research Grant and is the author of Imperial Babel: Translation, Exoticism, and the Long Nineteenth Century (Fordham UP, 2014). Her essays have been published in ELH, Romanticism, English Language No . . .
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The Cenci 2019

This summer marks the bicentenary of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s drama, The Cenci, written between May and August 1819 and printed by late September that year. The play was not staged during Shelley’s lifetime, but, since its first performance by the Shelley Society in 1886, it has been staged in a variety of adaptations across the world. We are pleased to present an interview with Dr. Monika Lee (Brescia Univ . . .
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John Keats: Odes, Objects and Oblivion

Two hundred years after John Keats penned his “great odes”, we present a special guest post by Dr Katherine Fender who explores how reading John Keats’s 1819 compositions can help us to understand his broader poetic corpus. John Keats: Odes, Objects and Oblivion John Keats is commonly regarded as one of the most successful poets of what we now call the “Romantic period”: an age of innovation, reinvention, revol . . .
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Don Juan at 200

Byron’s Don Juan: A Romantic Bicentennial Symposium  October 18-19, 2019 DePaul University The spirit of Romantic Bicentennials continues as we celebrate the 200th birthday of the first publication of Don Juan, published anonymously in 1819! Join The Byron Society of America and The Keats-Shelley Association for a symposium led by Jerome McGann, Clara Tuite, Alice Levine, and Peter . . .
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What Are You Reading?: Kacie Wills

We continue our ‘What Are You Reading?’ series by presenting an interview with Dr. Kacie Wills. Dr. Wills is a recipient of the K-SAA Pforzheimer Research Grant and recently received her PhD from the University of California, Riverside, on Fancy, Spectacle, and the Materiality of the Romantic Imagination in Pacific Exploration Culture. She will be joining Illinois College as an Assistant Professor of Brit . . .
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Call for Applications: Communications Fellows for the K-SAA 2019/20

The K-SAA is inviting applications for two Communications Fellows for a period of one year, beginning 1 August 2019. Fellows will assist the Director of Communications and the K-SAA Secretary in engaging with, and creating content for, academic and non-academic communities interested in the Romantic period – especially those interested in the second generation of Romantic authors. Applicants should have a strong inte . . .
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Louisa Albani: William Blake’s Mystic Map of London

This post has been contributed by artist, educator & independent publisher Louisa Amelia Albani. Albani’s latest publication, William Blake’s Mystic Map of London, features her artwork and written contributions from Simon Cole. The project is inspired by William Blake’s native London: ‘from Golden Square near to his childhood home, to the “bar of gold” that is the River Thames, . . .
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ALSCW Conference: Call for Papers

Today we’re sharing the following call for papers in full, but we’d particularly like to draw your attention to Romantic Literature and the Environment (see below) which may be of interest to Keatsians, Shelleyans, and Romanticists!  Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers Twenty-Third Annual Conference October 3-6, 2019 at The College of the Holy Cross Worcester, Massachusetts Call for Pap . . .
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