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Q&A with #Bigger6 co-founders Tina Iemma and Eugenia Zuroski

In our “Rethinking Romanticism” series, we invite scholars to propose changes necessary to disrupt the present norms of exclusion and structural racism. This “rethinking” entails an ongoing process of individual and collective reckoning and action: as Bigger 6 co-founder Manu Samriti Chander has urged, “Romanticism, in its present, institutional form, is thoroughly incompatible with anti-racism.” Created in 2017, the
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Uncovering the Archive – Keats’ Paradise Lost: A Digital Edition, The Keats Library and Keats House

Although the Romantic poets lived two hundred years ago, a remarkable number of their manuscripts, belongings, and other assorted ephemera still survive and are preserved in archives and collections across the globe. Most of the time, these artefacts are tucked away in museum collections, or specially stored in boxes to preserve the delicate paper or materials used to make them. Generally only a select few are allowe
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What Are You Reading?: Jonathan Gonzalez

This month we had the honor of speaking to Jonathan Gonzalez, a final-year PhD candidate at the University of La Rioja. His dissertation, Writing to Last: Wordsworth’s Poetics of Immortality and the Cult of Romantic Genius, considers the Romantic cult of posterity, the construction of a textual life-after-death, and Wordsworth’s poetics of immortality. His broader research interests include nineteenth-century reading
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Uncovering the Archive – ‘Prometheus Unbound’ by Percy Shelley, Bodleian Library and Shelley-Godwin Archive

  Although the Romantic poets lived two hundred years ago, a remarkable number of their manuscripts, belongings, and other assorted ephemera still survive and are preserved in archives and collections across the globe. Most of the time, these artefacts are tucked away in museum collections, or specially stored in boxes to preserve the delicate paper or materials used to make them. Generally only a select few are
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Save the Date: K-SAA Awards Ceremony 2020-21

Save the date! The Keats-Shelley Association of America and the wider Romanticism community will honor this year’s K-SAA Distinguished Scholars, Angela Esterhammer and Orrin Wang on Saturday, January 9th 2021 on Zoom. The 2020 K-SAA Essay Prize winner and the Pforzheimer Research Grant recipients will also be announced during this ceremony. Whilst announcements of the scholars recognised at the Annual K-SAA Awards ar
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What Are You Reading?: Chris Kelleher

It’s time for a ‘What Are You Reading’ interview, this time with PhD candidate, Chris Kelleher. Chris studies at the University of Toronto, is Chancellor Jackman Junior Fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute, and a former fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto. Completed as part of the “Second Cities in the Circuits of Empire” research project based in the University of Glasgow an
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Melmoth’s Afterlives: Romantic Bicentennials

Wednesday 14 October 2020 – Wednesday 18 November 2020 Hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University and in affiliation with the ‘Romantic Bicentennials’ initiative, Melmoth’s Afterlives celebrates the bicentenary of the publication of Charles Robert Maturin’s Melmoth the Wanderer (1820). An elusive and demanding text, Melmoth is nonetheless a significant one. Engaging an eclectic range of Romantic fictional genres, i
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CFP: Black Studies & Romanticism Virtual Conference 

CFP Black Studies & Romanticism Virtual Conference  Sponsored by the Mount Holyoke English Department & the Critical Social Thought Program June 24-25, 2021 Hortense Spillers suggests that a new “grammar” for thinking and instigating Black liberation from white history is necessary. With this conference we offer a platform, one virtual but intimate, for people interested in seeking what new grammars we in the
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New Book- Dangerous to Show: Byron and His Portraits

Press Release Dangerous to Show: Byron and His Portraits Geoffrey Bond and Christine Kenyon Jones Published October 2020,Hardback, £25 ‘Don’t look at him. He is dangerous to look at,’ Lady Liddell instructed her daughter on seeing Byron in Rome in 1817. Handsome, charismatic, and allegedly ‘mad – bad – and dangerous to know’, Romantic poet Lord Byron (1788-1824) was the world’s first modern celebrity, and this book i
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Poetic Reflections: Maddy Mikinski on why Mary Shelley thinks you should give up

Poetic Reflections is a new K-SAA blog series which focuses on the ways in which we interpret Romantic poetry and fiction in the twenty-first century. We welcome contributions, so please do get in touch if you’d like to get involved and share your ideas with us and our members. In this reflective blog, Maddy Mikinski details how Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein has helped her through the pandemic.  Virginia Woolf wa
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