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Seminar at the Keats-Shelley House, Rome: John Keats’ Early Poems, 1814-1817

In order to mark the bicentenary of the composition of ‘Imitation of Spenser’ (1814), John Keats’s earliest known poem, the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association and the Keats Foundation are jointly hosting an afternoon (2pm-7pm) academic seminar on 31 October, Keats’s birthday, at the Keats-Shelley House in Rome. . . .
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The British Library’s Romantic and Victorian collections online

The British Library's Discovering Literature: Romantics and Victorians offers a wealth of material on the British 19th century, including William Blake’s notebook, childhood writings of the Brontë sisters, the manuscript of the Preface to Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist, and an early draft of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. . . .
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The Unbinding Prometheus Project

The Unbinding Prometheus Project, a year-long initiative spearheaded by a broadly constituted group of students and faculty who are centered at the University of Pennsylvania, has announced a slough of activities surrounding the study of Shelley's Prometheus Unbound from numerous disciplinary perspectives and at a singular depth. The project will develop across the year, so the results will be updated continuously on . . .
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Ye Are Many: Music, Injustice and P.B. Shelley

Ye Are Many—They Are Few, Cantata for a Just World, an art song with text and music by Norman Mathews, was performed 12 May 2014 at the Cultural Center (the former main public library) in Chicago with the VOX3 Collective Company. Mathews’ cantata turns on the problem of standing up to injustice. The tone is solemn. A powerful amount of text comes from Shelley’s “The Masque of Anarchy.” . . .
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NYPL acquires rare Original Poetry by Victor and Cazire, P.B. Shelley’s first book of verse

Elizabeth Denliger, curator of the Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle at the New York Public Library, has announced the acquisition of Original Poetry by Victor and Cazire (1810), the first book of verse published by Percy Bysshe Shelley. Known to exist in only three other copies worldwide. Denliger calls it "a black tulip, one of the rarest items in the Shelleyan world." Co-authored with his si . . .
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Keats-Shelley House, Rome

John Keats’s Early Poems, 1814-1817

In order to mark the bicentenary of the composition of ‘Imitation of Spenser’ (1814), John Keats’s earliest known poem, the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association and the Keats Foundation are jointly hosting a day academic seminar on 31 October, Keats’s birthday, at the Keats-Shelley House in Rome. . . .
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‘Essays in Romanticism’ and ‘Byron Journal’ content free during April

Jonathan Branney of the Liverpool University Press recently posted an announcement that two its Romanticism-related publications, Essays in Romanticism and the Byron Journal are free to access during the month of April. . . .
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Volume 62 (2013)

News and Notes [7-36] A Holograph Letter to Mary Shelley [27-31] PAMELA CLEMIT Keats’s “Ode to a Nightingale” and Horace’s Epodes [32-36] ELLEN OLIENSIS Articles [37-132] Fourteen New Letters by Mary Shelley [37-61] NORA CROOK Idleness and Vacancy in Shelley’s “Mont Blanc” [62-79] RICHARD ADELMAN The Violence of Form in Shelley’s Mask of Anarchy [80-98] SETH T. RENO Keats and the Hands of Petrarch and Laura [99-113] . . .
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Keats-Shelley Journal Vol. 62 available

The Keats-Shelley Association of America is pleased to announce the publication of volume 62 of the Keats-Shelley Journal. Among the articles in this volume is an account by K-SAA member Nora Crook of her recent discovery of 14 letters by Mary Shelley. The full list of articles and reviews can be found here.
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Registration open for Collecting Byron conference

Our visitors may like to know that registration is now open for the upcoming conference, Collecting Byron (11-13 April 2014, Drew University). For details about the conference and to access registration, visit http://www.drew.edu/library/byron. For queries or concerns, contact Robin Hammerman (rhammerm [at] drew [dot] edu). . . .
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