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Carly Stevenson on Keats and Gothic botany

On 18 May 2018, Keats scholar Carly Stevenson (University of Sheffield) presented a talk on ‘Keats and Gothic botany’ at a special late-night opening of Keats House museum in Hampstead, London. For those unable to attend the evening (which also included guided tours, live music, and readings of the poems Keats wrote in 1818), we present here a short Q&A with Carly about the contents of her talk and he . . .
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Keats-Shelley Journal Feature: Yasmin Solomonescu and Andrew Burkett

This post is the fifth in a series presenting blog publications from the authors featured in the latest volume of the Keats-Shelley Journal, Volume LXV. In these short pieces, authors reflect on their recent work and dialogue with other scholars in the discipline. Below is a summary/response submitted by Yasmin Solomonescu and Andrew Burkett addressing Solomonescu’s article article ‘Four Letters by Annabe . . .
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John Webster on the Campaign for a New Shelley Memorial in Oxford

A week or so ago, the K-SAA heard of a call for a new plaque to Percy Bysshe Shelley in Oxford. A public commemoration of Shelley’s time in Oxford should be placed, writer John Webster suggests, on the Lloyds Bank building at the junction of Cornmarket Street and High Street. We got in touch with John to find out more about his new campaign, and his love for Shelley’s writings. Percy Bysshe Shelley was fa . . .
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Call for Applications: Communications Fellows for the K-SAA

The K-SAA is inviting applications for two part-time Communications Fellows for a period of one year, beginning June 2018. 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 . . .
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K-SAA at MLA 2018: Interviewing Frances Ferguson, William Galperin, and Susan Wolfson

At the beginning of the year, the K-SAA-sponsored panel ‘Romantics at 200: 2018 Reads 1818’ took place at the MLA Convention in New York City, where three exciting papers were delivered by Professors Frances Ferguson, William Galperin, and Susan Wolfson. The K-SAA have asked each speaker to reflect upon their papers in three short written interviews. Ferguson discusses her talk ‘Hazlitt’s people: 18 . . .
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Keats-Shelley Journal Feature: Suzanne Barnett

This post is the fourth in a series presenting blog publications from the authors featured in the latest volume of the Keats-Shelley Journal, Volume LXV. In these short pieces, authors reflect on their recent work and dialogue with other scholars in the discipline. Below is a Q&A with Suzanne Barnett addressing her article “Epipsychidion as a Posthumous Fragment”. This series is curated by Lindsey Seatter, for th . . .
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Keats and Cats

Reading through Keats’s letters again has inspired Susan Wolfson to put together the following post on Keats and Cats. Wolfson considered that Keats was a cat person – unlike Byron and Wordsworth, for example, who were dog lovers. Did you know that the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome where Keats and Shelley are buried is also a haven for cats? Read about the history of the cat colony here.     Why . . .
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Frankenstein at the Royal Exchange: A Review

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: in a new adaptation by April De Angelis. Directed by Matthew Xia. The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, UK. A review by Tristan Burke In the bicentennial year of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester has mounted a remarkably faithful adaptation of the novel as it was originally published. April De Angelis’s script, directed by Matthew Xia, captures both . . .
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Keats-Shelley Journal Feature: Beth Lau

This post is the third in a series presenting blog publications from the authors featured in the latest volume of the Keats-Shelley Journal, Volume LXV. In these short pieces, authors reflect on their recent work and dialogue with other scholars in the discipline. Below is a Q&A with Beth Lau addressing her article “Analyzing Keats’s Library by Genre”. This series is curated by Lindsey Seatter, for the Keat . . .
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Keats-Shelley Journal Feature: Kim Wheatley

This post is the second in a series presenting blog publications from the authors featured in the latest volume of the Keats-Shelley Journal, Volume LXV. In these short pieces, authors reflect on their recent work and dialogue with other scholars in the discipline. Below is a Q&A with Kim Wheatley addressing her article “‘Strange Forms’: Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Wandering Jew and St. Irvyne& . . .
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