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K-SAA Virtual Roundtable: Toward an Anti-Racist, “Undisciplined” Romanticism, pt. 2

In this second phase of the K-SAA’s Virtual Roundtable, “Toward an Anti-Racist, “Undisciplined” Romanticism,” we convene the participants from the previous video series on Zoom for a one-hour colloquium discussion moderated by César Soto of Grace College. Note: Some portions of the audio contain crackling and distortion but only with certain speakers, so bear with us! Transcript of key questions add
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K-SAA Virtual Roundtable: Toward an Anti-Racist, “Undisciplined” Romanticism

This K-SAA virtual roundtable asks, "What new frameworks—theoretical, textual, generic, historical, multiracial—could and should transform the study of British Romanticism and help the field find modalities of anti-racism worthy of our moment?"
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Keats’s Odes: A Q&A with Anahid Nersessian – Part II

Anahid Nersessian’s book Keats’s Odes: A Lover’s Discourse (2021) is a collection of intimate essays on Keats, love, desire, and the poet’s enduring power. We’re delighted to present an interview with the author. This post is part II of a longer interview – be sure to read part I first here.  Buy the book here! Anna Mercer: In some of the modules I teach, I give my students “creative-critical” assignments
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Keats’s Odes: A Q&A with Anahid Nersessian – Part I

Published in 2021, 200 years after John Keats’s death in Rome aged just 25, Anahid Nersessian’s book Keats’s Odes: A Lover’s Discourse is a collection of intimate essays on Keats, love, desire, and the poet’s enduring power. Today the K-SAA is delighted to present an interview with the author. Buy the book here. The book describes how Keats’s poems are “alive”, and how they address in their various ways, “love and it
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K-SAA Interviews: Jerrold Hogle and Anne Mellor, Frankenstein Then and Now

Today we’re delighted to share an interview with Professor Jerrold Hogle and Professor Anne K. Mellor following the recent publication of a special issue of the Huntington Library Quarterly entitled ‘Frankenstein and Its Environments: Then and Now’. This special issue was edited by Professor Hogle, and is available to read online now. The collection stems from the 2018 conference, ‘Frankenstein Then and Now – 1
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Uncovering the Archive: Racial Politics in Humphry Davy’s Notebooks

Humphry Davy (1778-1829) is remembered today as a leading man of science. Yet his statue in Penzance has become the subject of controversy in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. There are also statues of Davy on the top of Burlington House and in the Natural History Museum, Oxford, as well as numerous street names and buildings named after him. These monuments raise questions about how we remember Davy today
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Re-thinking Romanticism with Disability Studies

In our “Rethinking Romanticism” series, we ask leading scholars to propose new directions toward building inclusive and anti-racist fields of study. In today’s post, Professor Essaka Joshua explains how and why to talk about disability in the eighteenth-century and Romantic periods. See more entries from this series here. To write for this series, contact us.  Re-thinking Romanticism with Disability Studies By Essaka
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K-SAA Interviews: Laila Sumpton, Poet

Here at the K-SAA, we love hearing all about the creative as well as the critical! We had the absolute pleasure of speaking to poet, Laila Sumpton, about her current and upcoming projects, as well as enjoying an exclusive look at one of Laila’s poems based on the collections of Keats House. Laila’s poetry uses imagery and lyricism to tell stories about identity and human rights. She studied English litera
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Call for Applications: Communications Fellows for the K-SAA, 2021/22

The K-SAA is inviting applications for three fellowships. The fellowships are: two Communications Fellows and one Keats-Shelley Journal+ Fellow (details below). These fellows will be in post for a period of one year, beginning August 1 2021. To apply: please send an academic CV and personal statement (1 page) explaining why you are best placed to undertake the duties below to mercera1@
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30% off new JHUP Shelley Vol. 7

Dear K-SAA members and friends, we’re delighted to share with you a discount code for Volume VII of The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley ed. Nora Crook (General Editors Neil Fraistat and Nora Crook) Please use code HKSA for 30% off the Shelley Vol. 7 via Johns Hopkins University Press. The code will run from 6/1/21-7/1/21. Watch the online launch for this exciting volume here.
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K-SAA Interviews: Jeff Cowton, Curator and Head of Learning, Wordsworth Grasmere

  With Wordsworth Grasmere reopening after a £6.5 million reimagining on May 18 2021, here at the K-SAA we thought it was the perfect time to have a chat with Jeff Cowton MBE. Jeff Cowton is Curator & Head of Learning at Wordsworth Grasmere, in the Lake District in the north of England, on the edge of a beautiful town called Grasmere. Jeff has worked in the museums world for many years, having begun his care
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K-SAA Distinguished Scholars 2021

We’re delighted to announce the K-SAA Distinguished Scholars for 2021: Jon Klancher and Nicola Watson The K-SAA Communications Team will be interviewing Jon and Nicola about their fascinating research and the huge contribution to the field in forthcoming interviews, to be shared here on the Blog. Check back for more! Read about previous Distinguished Scholars here.
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