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Romanticism Panels at MLA

The K-SAA is sponsoring two Romanticism panels at MLA this year, but there are a host of panels this year addressing the Romantic period more generally. If you’re in New York City for MLA 2018, be sure to check out the following paper presentations. 60. Frankenstein at Two Hundred: Attachment, Disability, and the Monstrous Body,  Thursday, 4 January, 1:45-3:00PM, at Bowery (Sheraton). Presiding: Giorgina Paiell . . .
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MLA Panels and K-SAA Awards Dinner

This year’s MLA convention in New York will host two K-SAA-sponsored panels, due to take place before the K-SAA’s awards dinner and reception. The first panel, “Romantics at Two Hundred: 2018 Reads 1818,” will be held on Friday, 5 January, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM at Central Park East (Sheraton). Papers include: “Hazlitt’s People: 1818 and 2018,” Frances Ferguson (U of Chicago) “Taming Austen: 1817–21 and 2018?,” William H. G . . .
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Brian Rejack on the Bicentennial of Keats’s ‘Negative Capability’ Letter (part 2)

In the second of two posts celebrating the 200th anniversary of Keats’s ‘Negative Capability’ letter, Brian Rejack of the Keats Letters Project looks at the implications of John Jeffrey’s transcription of Keats’s original letter. To view the first part of Rejack’s blog, click here.   And we’re back! During the interval between 21 and 27 December 1817, Keats met William Wordsworth f . . .
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Brian Rejack on the Bicentennial of Keats’s ‘Negative Capability’ Letter (part 1)

This December marks the bicentennial of Keats’s ‘Negative Capability’ letter. Brian Rejack of the Keats Letters Project reflects on this significant Romantic text in a series of 2 blog posts, discussing its composition, transcription and publication history. Keats uses the term negative capability just once—in a letter written across about a week in 1817 (from 21 to 27 December)—but in its afterlife . . .
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Keats Symposium: James Najarian Discusses Thomas Hood Embracing the Shadow of John Keats

James Najarian delivered a paper for the Roundtable on Keats’s Afterlives at the Keats Symposium, “The Emergence of Keats as a Poet,” hosted by Fordham University on October 7, 2017. His essay examined variations on Keats’s poetry by Thomas Hood. We asked Najarian to elaborate on the poets’ relationship, sequels in poetry, and the often derided term “minor poet.”     Your paper addre . . .
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Highlights from SAMLA

This November, the K-SAA supported a session at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s Conference, entitled: ‘Romanticism and Popular Culture’. Session organizer, Ben Robertson, fills us in on how the session went.   (From left to right: Arif Camoglu, Jamie Watson, and Tina Iemma.) The Keats-Shelley Association of America sponsored an affiliated session for the fifth consecutive year . . .
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Shelley Conference: Daniel Westwood on Shelley’s Approach to Dialogue

This week’s Q+A is with Daniel Westwood, who speaks to us about his paper from the Shelley Conference: ‘“A maze of light and life”: Artistry and Ideology in Rosalind and Helen and Julian and Maddalo’ . Westwood reflects upon the important relationship that Rosalind and Helen shares with Julian and Maddalo, before expanding upon the centrality of debate and conversation in Shelley’s poetic thought.   . . .
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Join the K-SAA or Renew your Membership for 2018

Membership of the K-SAA is open to all. It includes a subscription to the Keats-Shelley Journal. Our journal, first published in 1952, contains articles on John Keats, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, Leigh Hunt, and their circles of mutual influence and context – as well as news and notes, book reviews, and a current bibliography. Members also receive mailings including invitations to special events, and rat . . .
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Shelley Conference: Interview with Plenary Speaker Nora Crook

This week’s Shelley conference Q+A is with plenary speaker Nora Crook, who discusses her lecture: ‘Mary Shelley’s Editing of Percy Bysshe Shelley’. Crook expands upon the idea of Mary’s ‘posthumous collaboration’ with Percy, as well as reflecting upon her own experience of editing Percy’s works. Crook speaking at the Shelley Conference at Senate House, London, Universit . . .
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A Letter from the President

I’d like to take this occasion to highlight some of the wide-ranging activities of K-SAA and to ask again for your support and engaged participation, beginning with renewing your membership and joining us at MLA. As always, at MLA we will be celebrating outstanding work in our field, with an Essay Prize and Distinguished Scholar Awards at our annual dinner. Please join us in honoring our newest Distinguished Scholars . . .
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