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Wordsworth Summer Conference: John Gardner on ‘Wordsworth’s Sites of Massacre’

Professor John Gardner (Anglia Ruskin University) reflects on his Wordsworth Summer Conference keynote lecture, ‘Wordsworth’s Sites of Massacre’. In this conference Q&A with Amanda Blake Davis, Professor Gardner discusses the second-generation Romantics’ reactions to Wordsworth’s depictions of war and violence, and the effects of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre upon the Romantics’ thoughts. Wor . . .
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December Social Media Roundup

Another month–and year!–is behind us, and so we’re back again to collect some of the Keats-Shelley related news that came across our social media feeds in the past month. Upcoming events and the past month’s bicentennial celebrations, fellowship announcements and conference calls for papers, new blogs and reading recommendations—all this and more is collected here in case you missed it! (And, as alw . . .
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What Are You Reading?: Chris Washington

We’re excited to continue our “What are you reading?” series by presenting an interview with Chris Washington, Assistant Professor of English at Francis Marion University. His first monograph, Romantic Revelations: Visions of Post-Apocalyptic Hope and Life in the Anthropocene, was published by the University of Toronto Press in September 2019. With Anne McCarthy he is co-editor of the collection Rom . . .
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K-SAA Postcard 2020

Here’s the final K-SAA Postcard for 2020. Look out for hard copies at future conferences and events! Congratulations again to Dana Moss for winning the caption competition, answering the question: what would Percy Shelley write as a defense of poetry for today’s world? . . .
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Romanticism at MLA 2020

Are you attending MLA 2020 in Seattle this January? If so, we at the K-SAA have put together a list of panels you might find of interest. Take a look below for everything Romanticism! And please do also consider joining us for our annual awards dinner–details available here. First, the K-SAA sponsored panel: 384. New Romanticisms 5:15 PM–6:30 PM Jan 10, 2020; WSCC – 620 1: Mary Shelley and the Novel Roman . . .
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Caption Competition Winner Announced!

Thank you to all who took part in our Annual Postcard Caption Competition! Our question for this year was: What would Percy Shelley write as a defense of poetry for today’s world?             We were delighted to receive so many excellent entries covering a wide range of different topics. With so many captions to choose from, we decided to select a winner and acknowledge two runner . . .
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MLA 2020: K-SAA Panel and Annual Awards Dinner

The Keats-Shelley Association of America will be presenting a special panel entitled “New Romanticisms” at MLA 2020 (Seattle). We also invite you to join us at the K-SAA Annual Awards Dinner. Find more details about these events below–we hope to see many of you there! — K-SAA panel at MLA  Session #384: Friday, January 10th, 5:15-6:30pm New Romanticisms, featuring speakers Bakary Diaby (Skidmo . . .
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The Byron Society – Events for 2020

THE BYRON SOCIETY EVENTS PROGRAMME As #Romantics200 continues, it’s worth checking these dates in your diary if you’re in the UK in 2020. The K-SAA is excited to share that the Byron Society events next year will include the following…  22nd January ‘Renegado Rascals: Byron and Wordsworth’  by Dr Tess Somervell a Byron Society Lecture at the Art Workers Guild   13th February ‘Byron’ . . .
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November Social Media Roundup

November is behind us, and so we’re once again rounding up the Keats-Shelley related news shared on our social media platforms over the past month! From upcoming performances of The Cenci and newly announced #Keats200 events, to information about the Keats-Shelley Journal and the 2020 Keats-Shelley Prize–all this and more is collected here in case you missed it! (And, as always, if there’s something you t . . .
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Donald H. Reiman: Obituary

The following obituary was written by Laurel Reiman Henneman, Donald’s daughter. Details of the memorial service can be found below. We are deeply saddened by this loss, and our thoughts are with Donald’s family at this time. Donald H. Reiman, age 85, peacefully ended his years-long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease on November 20, 2019 in Wilmington, Delaware, under care of hospice. Don was born on May 1 . . .
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