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K-SAA @ the MLA: 2018 Conference Panels

The Keats-Shelley Association of America will be hosting two conference panels at the 2018 MLA Convention. Join us for these panels as well as the K-SAA's Annual Awards Dinner on January 6. . . .
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Shelley Conference: Interview with Plenary Speaker Kelvin Everest

Kelvin Everest kicks off our latest series of blog posts on the Shelley Conference, which took place in September 2017 at the University of London. Everest reflects on his plenary lecture: “The Heart’s Echoes,” before discussing the continued political and social pertinence of Shelley’s work. Why do you think the term “echo” is so important in Shelley’s oeuvre? The onward rush of Shelley’s lif . . .
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Volume 65 (2016)

News7 Articles Four Letters by Annabella and Lucy Byron YASMIN SOLOMONESCU29 Unbelief and Sympathy in Shelley and Hogg’s Letters to Ralph Wedgwood JAMES BRYANT REEVES41 Shelley’s Grave Revisited NICHOLAS STANLEY-PRICE53 “Strange Forms”: Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Wandering Jew and St. Irvyne KIM WHEATLEY 70 Epipsychidion as a Posthumous Fragment SUZANNE L. BARNETT89 Mary Shelley and the Many Perkins JENA AL-FUHAID100 Joh . . .
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Launching Frankenreads: Interview with Neil Fraistat, Beth Dolan, and Amanda French

As the website for Frankenreads launches this week,  the creators of the project–Neil Fraistat, Beth Dolan, and Amanda French–tell us what the project entails and how you can get involved. Visit frankenreads.org to find out more! 1. How did you come up with the idea of Frankenreads? What specific experiences led each of you to pursue the project? Beth: At a 2016 board meeting, the K-SAA board of directors . . .
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Manfred Follow-up: Omar F. Miranda

Omar F. Miranda, one of the organizers of the recent Manfred performance at the Red Bull Theater in New York City, discusses the humor and eeriness of Byron’s drama with K-SAA. He also reflects on adapting the play to maintain the full-length text, and details what's next for a play witnessing a remarkable revival. . . .
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Manfred Follow-up: Jonathan Gross

In this interview, Jonathan Gross responds to seeing a staged reading of Manfred performed by the Red Bull Theater company, reflecting on how it changed his views regarding Byron’s drama. The interview concludes with Gross’ take on the “incest scandal” so often associated with the play. How did seeing the staged reading of Manfred enrich your understanding and enjoyment of the written text? Did it bring to life any e . . .
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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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