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‘Manfred’ Follow-up: Richard Lansdown

This week Richard Lansdown, whose paper for the Manfred Symposium dealt with suicide in Manfred, speaks about this topic before reflecting upon pedagogical approaches to discussing such an emotive subject. . . .
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Manfred Follow-Up: Emily Bernhard Jackson

Reflecting on her paper 'Appearance and the Role of Guilt in Manfred', Emily Bernhard Jackson explores the implications of incest in Byron's play and why it is still such a controversial topic to discuss. . . .
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Manfred follow-up: Ghislaine McDayter and the Imagery of Manfred

Rounding off our follow up from the panel on 'Manfred: The Text and its Circulation', Ghislaine McDayter reflects upon her paper: 'Iconography and Imagery of Manfred's Illustrations'. McDayter looks at the representations of Manfred and Astarte in Victorian art, exploring the use of Christian imagery. . . .
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K-SAA Caption Contest — Mary Shelley

What would Mary Shelley quip about Romanticism, scholarship, or the current state of the world? Now is your chance to riff in the Keats-Shelley Association of America's caption contest for its new series of informational postcards. Please help us crowd-source the picture caption for our first postcard, featuring Mary Shelley, which will be distributed at various conferences and Romantics 200 events. . . .
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Manfred Follow Up: Interview with Diego Saglia and Frederick Burwick

This week we talk to delegates from the ‘Manfred: The Text and its Circulation’ panel. Diego Saglia and Frederick Burwick share their thoughts on voice and temporality in Manfred, reflecting on how the written text interacts with staged performance. . . .
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Manfred Followup: Clips from the Cultural Connections Panel

Just under two months ago, a collection of global scholars gathered in New York City to perform, interrogate, discuss, and celebrate Lord Byron's Manfred. We have been sharing interviews with some of the participants over the past few weeks; today, we want to share a series of video clips from one of the symposium's panels: The Manfred: Cultural Connections panel. . . .
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Manfred Follow-Up: An Interview with Michael Barakiva (director, Red Bull Theatre, NYC)

In this interview, Michael Barakiva meditates on the decisions behind the staged reading of Lord Byron’s Manfred. After reflecting on how gender roles were used to inform distinctions between natural and supernatural worlds, Barakiva closes with advice for schools and theaters interested in producing their own version of Byron’s play. . . .
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Manfred Follow Up: An Interview with Jane Stabler

In her interview with the K-SAA, Jane Stabler reflects on “The Dashes in Manfred”—the title of her paper presented at the Manfred symposium—and their embodiment in the previous night's reading of Byron’s drama. . . .
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Manfred Follow Up: Alice Levine Lecture Highlights and Interview

Alice Levine, who gave a paper entitled "Manfred: Byron’s Other Don Juan" in the "Manfred: Gravitas and Its Other" panel at the Manfred Symposium, offered insights into Byron's use of opera to shape the gender politics in Manfred. She gives an exclusive interview on her work to K-SAA . . .
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Manfred Follow Up: An Interview with Jeffrey Cox and Michael Gamer

Freshly returned from their participation on the “Manfred, Performance, and Theatre” alongside Omar Miranda and Johnathan Gross, Cox and Gamer granted K-SAA an exclusive interview of their experience at the conference. . . .
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