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Registration Now Open – ‘Don Juan: Reception, Conception & Imitation’

A guest post by Dr Emily Paterson-Morgan, Director of The Byron Society, inviting you all to attend the Byron Society conference in December this year! 2019 marks the bicentennial of the publication of the first two cantos of one of Byron’s greatest works, perhaps the greatest. It has been two hundred years since Don Juan was first published by John Murray, who viewed it as an incredibly high-risk form of cultural te . . .
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Application Deadline Approaching: Carl H. Pforzheimer Jr. Research Grants

The application deadline for the Grants is November 1, less than a month away. As in previous years, The Keats-Shelley Association of America will award two Carl H. Pforzheimer Jr. Research Grants of $3,000 each to advanced graduate students, untenured faculty, or independent scholars.  The purpose of the Grants is to defray travel expenses incurred in pursuing archival and/or special-collections research related to . . .
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September Social Media Roundup

New to the K-SAA blog, we’re rounding up some of the Keats-Shelley related news and announcements shared across our social media platforms over the past month. To paraphrase Mary Shelley’s editor in The Last Man: scattered and unconnected as discussions on Twitter and Facebook can be, we felt obliged to add a bit more structure, and collect everything into a less ephemeral form. Upcoming events and the past month’s b . . .
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K-SAA Mentoring Program – Deadline 30th September!

The deadline for applications for the K-SAA Mentoring Program is fast approaching, so be sure to send your applications by Monday 30th September. We’re looking not only for prospective protégés, but also Romanticist mentors, working at an Associate Professor level or higher, who are willing to pass on advice to less experienced members of the profession. The Mentoring Program is designed to aid junior scholars . . .
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Keats’s Romantic Assassin by Ian Haywood

The following is a repost from the Romantic Illustration Network. Image of the Month: Keats’s Romantic Assassin,13th September 1819 Two hundred years ago on 13 September 1819, John Keats witnessed a remarkable event. Ian Haywood (University of Roehampton, London), tells us more… On 13 September 2019, John Keats witnessed a remarkable political spectacle. Taking a short break from a prolonged residence in the provinci . . .
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Marking 200 years of Mary Shelley’s Mathilda

Today we are delighted to present a guest post by doctoral student Kathleen Hurlock. 1819 was full of hugely important events for the second-generation of Romantic writers the K-SAA seeks to celebrate. Mary Shelley’s second full-length fictional work, Mathilda (also known as Matilda), is a haunting tale often discarded as thinly-veiled character sketches of Godwin and Percy Bysshe – but it is so much more . . .
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Professor Marilyn Gaull: A Personal Tribute by Bysshe Inigo Coffey

This tribute in memory of Professor Marilyn Gaull, scholar of Romanticism and founding editor of The Wordsworth Circle, has been contributed by Bysshe Inigo Coffey. Marilyn Gaull was a friend. I can say this, though I never met her, for I am one of the younger scholars she encouraged and inspired. I miss her sorely. Late at night, I find myself heading to the computer to write to her, to seek counsel, which she alway . . .
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K-SAA Carl H. Pforzheimer Jr. Research Grants: Applications Open

The Keats-Shelley Association of America will once again award two Carl H. Pforzheimer Jr. Research Grants, each worth $3,000, to advanced graduate students, contingent faculty, or independent scholars.  The purpose of the Grants is to defray travel expenses incurred in pursuing archival and/or special-collections research related to British Romanticism and literary culture between 1789 and 1832, with preference give . . .
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Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology

Kim Blank’s Mapping Keats’s Progress: A Critical Chronology, a wide-ranging website dedicated to tracing the complex set of shaping forces behind Keats’s poetic development, is now in version 2.0. In addition to following Keats’s progress as poet, the site maps his life in London while also reimagining the form of the critical monograph and biography. Composed of 156 interconnected “micro-chapters,” the project’s hyp . . .
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What Are You Reading?: John Worthen

Leading on from our interview with Graham Henderson last week, we’re continuing our ‘What Are You Reading?’ series with an interview with John Worthen – the author of Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Critical Biography (2019), which was one of the texts that Graham was reading! John Worthen taught at Downing College, Cambridge; University of Kent; and University College of Swansea before becoming Profe . . .
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