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Wordsworth Summer Conference: Michael Rossington on Shelley’s Textual History

Professor Michael Rossington (Newcastle University) reflects on his Wordsworth Summer Conference keynote lecture on ‘Shelley’s Textual History’. In this conference Q&A with Communications Fellow Amanda Blake Davis, Professor Rossington discusses textual afterlives and the value and challenges of working with manuscripts. Your lecture at the Wordsworth Summer Conference focused upon Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘unendin . . .
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Keats’s Paradise Lost: A Digital Edition

You can now view Keats’s annotations in his copy of Milton’s great work in a free digital edition produced by Daniel Johnson and Beth Lau. Seed grant funding was provided for this project by the K-SAA and the Byron Society of America via Romantics200/Romantic Bicentennials. The edition was launched at the 2018 Keats’s Reading / Reading Keats conference in London. The conference organisers were Anna . . .
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Report from the Annual Awards Dinner 2019

On Saturday 5 January 2019 friends of the K-SAA gathered in Chicago for the Annual Awards Dinner. This event takes place each year at the MLA convention. The K-SAA bestows awards on two ‘Distinguished Scholars’, and presents the K-SAA Essay Prize. The Distinguished Scholar Awards 2018 were presented to:  Beth Lau (presented by Greg Kucich) Michael O’Neill (presented by Mark Sandy; awarded posthu . . .
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Call for Proposals for K-SAA Panel at MLA 2020: New Romanticisms

The multiplicity of Romantic bicentenaries invites critical reflection not only on memorialization and contemporaneity but also on the many modes of historical and cultural disjuncture signaled by the “new.” This panel invites papers addressing any facet of newness with reference to “newer” or second-generation Romanticism. Possible emphases include new frameworks, methods, objects, or constellations of study; the co . . .
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K-SAA Distinguished Scholar: An Interview with Beth Lau

The K-SAA was delighted to name Beth Lau as one of our Distinguished Scholars at MLA in Chicago earlier this month, and we were equally pleased to have the chance to ask her a few questions about the past, present and future of her relationship with Romanticism and our scholarly community. Her generous and compelling responses are below – enjoy! Thank you for speaking with the K-SAA blog, and congratulations on . . .
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CALL FOR PAPERS: “200 Years: 50 Voices”

A Special Issue of the Keats-Shelley Journal In the spirit of Romantics200, and in the midst of the anniversaries in which we now find ourselves, the Keats-Shelley Journal seeks to gather for its 2019 issue a collection of “50 Voices” from various corners of the field. Contributions will attend to the current and future state of scholarship focused on John Keats, Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, Leigh Hunt, a . . .
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Finding Shelley in Barcelona, 2018

A guest post by Thomas D. Cocks August 2018, almost 200 years since Shelley’s famous poem decried the Peterloo massacre in Manchester – my wife Adriana and I strolled on La Rambla in Barcelona en route to Parc Güell for more of Gaudi’s Catalan Modernisme that abounds in that city. Cultural sights streamed, from players of petanca (Catalan for the French game of boules), statues in the traffic rotundas, and the . . .
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In memory of Professor Michael O’Neill (1953-2018)

Professor Michael O’Neill, a great scholar of Romanticism, and a hugely talented poet, passed away in late December 2018. We are deeply saddened by this loss. Michael O’Neill will be remembered by his friends, colleagues and students as an immensely kind, generous, and inspiring man. His legacy will live on through his hugely important scholarship, in his stunning poetry, and in our fond memories. The K-S . . .
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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: . . .
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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 t . . .
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