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Call for papers for “Romantics 200” project: “2017 reads 1817.” MLA Philadelphia January 2017

As part of the Romantics 200 conference arc of bicentenary events organized by the Keats-Shelley Association of America and the Byron Society of America, the Keats-Shelley Association’s session at next year’s MLA will be on the literary events of 1817 from the perspective of 2017.  We invite short papers or detailed proposals for a 20-minute talk (no more than 10 pages, double-spaced TNR). In this year be . . .
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Ambitious New K-SAA Initiatives: A Letter from K-SAA President Stuart Curran

In this letter, K-SAA President Stuart Curran announces new discounts for graduate students and unaffiliated scholars to encourage them to take part in the annual awards dinner at the MLA convention. He also announces a brand new initiative, "Romantic Bicentennials," which will consist of a series of symposia and other commemorative events. The initiative is co-sponsored by the Byron Society of America. . . .
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New Shelley pamphlet/poem made available by Bodleian

he Bodleian Library has purchased the unique copy of Shelley’s Poetical Essay on the Existing State of Things, printed while he was a student at Oxford in 1811 and held under wraps since it came to light in 2006. It will be on display at the library beginning next Saturday. From its tantalizing state of being known but incomunicado, it has now, thanks to the Bodleian, been made universally accessible: the UR . . .
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Volume 63 (2014)

News and Notes [7-38] Peacock’s Lost Epilogue to Skeffington’s Lose No Time [27-33] NICHOLAS A. JOUKOVSKY A Note from Godwin to Ollier in the Year of Reform [34-38] REBECCA NESVET Articles [39-137] Shelley and Keats Manuscripts in Kraków [39-57] STEPHANIE DUMKE William Hilton’s Lost Drawing of Keats [58-77] SCOTT McEATHRON The Poetry of Wandering: “Mont Blanc” in the History of a Six Weeks’ Tour [78-101] MICHAEL ERKE . . .
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Inspired by Italy – The Romantic Poets in Song

A Concert for the Keats-Shelley House on Thursday 28th May at 7.30pm Santa Maria del Priorato. A rare opportunity to experience a suite of songs which together attest to the influence of Italy on the minds and hearts of the Romantic poets. All proceeds will go directly to the Keats-Shelley House, an internationally treasured museum and library that receives no public funding from either the UK or from Italy. . . .
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New International Association of Byron Societies site launched

The International Association of Byron Societies (IABS) has unveiled a new Web site. Along with a fresh design, the site contains information and links about Lord Byron, the IABS' member organizations, conference announcements, and news. . . .
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NYPL: Andrew Stott and Melanie Rehak discuss The Poet and the Vampyre

Melanie Rehak and Andrew Stott will discuss Stott’s new book, The Vampyre and the Poet: The Curse of Byron and the Birth of Literature’s Greatest Monsters. Lord Byron spent the summer of 1816 in the Swiss countryside with his friends John Polidori, Percy ­Bysshe Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and Claire Clairmont. Stott recounts how, at Byron’s suggestion that the group trade ghost stories, Mary Shelley and Po . . .
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Young Romantics: A New Prize for Young Writers

The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association is delighted to announce the launch of Young Romantics with Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy CBE as the Chairman of the judges. This unique literary prize asks writers to take their inspiration from the words, lives and ideas of the Romantics. Young writers aged between 16 and 18 are invited to enter poems and short stories specifically inspired by the Romantics. It is FREE to ente . . .
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CFP: John Keats: Poet-Physician, Physician-Poet, 1815-1821

The Keats Foundation announces its second bicentenary conference, to be held from the afternoon of Friday 1 until the evening of Sunday 3 May 2015 at Guy’s Hospital London. The conference marks the 200th anniversary of John Keats enrolling to study medicine at Guy’s Hospital in 1815. . . .
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Annual Awards Dinner

Saturday 10 January 2015.
Please join us to honor this year's K-SAA Distinguished Scholars Ina Ferris and Nicholas Roe, as well as recipients of the 2014 Best Essay Award and the Pforzheimer Research Grants. The dinner takes place at the Listel Hotel in Vancouver, BC. Click below for more information and to make reservations online. . . .
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