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K-SAA Panel and K-SAA Annual Awards Dinner at MLA Chicago

We hope you’re looking forward to the MLA Annual Convention in Chicago! The K-SAA’s panel, ‘Masks of Anarchy Now: Sites of Struggle’ will take place on Saturday 5 January, 5:15-6:30pm at Columbus CD (Hyatt Regency). Presentations: ‘Improvisation is a Human Right’, Julie Ann Carlson (U of California, Santa Barbara) ‘#MeToo: Mary Shelley’s The Last Man, Gender, and the Po . . .
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Ada Lovelace, Romantic from the Future: Adapting Ada

This post is the third of three celebrating Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852). Daughter of Lord and Lady Byron and regarded by many as the first computer programmer, these posts explore the current and future role of Ada Lovelace in literary studies and the classroom. This post is written by Aaron Ottinger for the Keats-Shelley Association of America. Since the inauguration of Ada Lovelace Day in 200 . . .
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Charles Dibdin and Shelley: A New Project Bringing Earlier Queen Mabs to Life

A message from David Chandler (Retrospect Opera): In their Longman edition of Shelley, Geoffrey Matthews and Kelvin Everest state that: “S.’s title [Queen Mab], designed to camouflage the poem’s atheism and radicalism, probably derives from the numerous children’s stories in the eighteenth century which employed the Queen of the Fairies as a character; see for example Marie Catherine La Mothe, Countess D’Aulnoy, Quee . . .
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#KeatsOdes2019 Winner Announced

Thank you to all who took part in our #KeatsOdes2019 competition!  The competition is a celebration of the upcoming bicentenary of Keats’s 1819 Odes, and we were delighted to receive a wide variety of excellent entries.  It was a challenge to choose a winner; therefore, we have chosen one winning entry and two runners-up: Runners-up: ‘Ode to Cupid’ by Laila Sumpton Psyche leans by The Castle, swiping till he la . . .
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Art by Louisa Albani to Feature in ‘Extraordinary Women in Bath’ Exhibition at BRLSI

‘Extraordinary Women in Bath’ is a new exhibition opening at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI) on 5 January 2019 and featuring artworks by Louisa Albani. Around the historic city of Bath there are few plaques commemorating women. Only eleven out of eighty placed by Bath Heritage recognise women and their achievements. This is not unusual. Across the UK only 2.7% of statues are of actu . . .
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Ada Lovelace, Romantic from the Future: An Interview with Roger Whitson, Part II

This interview with Roger Whitson, Associate Professor of English at Washington State University, is the second of three posts celebrating Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852). Daughter of Lord and Lady Byron and regarded by many as the first computer programmer, these posts explore the current and future role of Ada Lovelace in literary studies and the classroom. The series is curated by Aaron Ottinger . . .
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Ada Lovelace, Romantic from the Future: An Interview with Roger Whitson, Part I

This interview with Roger Whitson, Associate Professor of English at Washington State University, is one of three posts celebrating Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852). Daughter of Lord and Lady Byron and regarded by many as the first computer programmer, these posts explore the current and future role of Ada Lovelace in literary studies and the classroom. The series is curated by Aaron Ottinger for th . . .
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Conference Report: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in Bologna

Today we’re thrilled to present this summary of a superb Frankenstein-themed conference in Italy. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Circuits and Circulation took place in September 2018 in Bologna. Valentina Pramaggiore reports… Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein 1818-2018: Circuits and Circulation  by Valentina Pramaggiore The two-day Joint International Conference dedicated to “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein 181 . . .
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Romanticism at MLA 2019

If you’re headed to Chicago January  3-6 for the annual MLA conference (or if you’re keenly following for the live tweets!) over here at the K-SAA we’ve done a round-up of panels that might be interesting to our readership. Come one, come all Romanticists. Also, join us for the annual KSAA dinner and cash bar – more details on our home page! First up, the K-SAAs sponsored panel: 593: Masks of Anarchy Now: Sites . . .
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Lest We Forget: John Keats and the War Poets

Today marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. On Armistice Day, we are grateful to share this post written by members of staff at Keats House in Hampstead to commemorate the centenary and mark the link between the War poets and John Keats.  Commemorating Remembrance Sunday 2018 and the 100th anniversary of the Armistice at Keats House     At Keats House, we observed the two-minute silence at 11am, along . . .
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