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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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Read the Storify of the Byron Symposium

K-SAA Communications Fellow Aaron Ottinger collects the live tweets from the Symposium into a recap of the day's events--and interesting moments . . .
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Manfred Symposium Follow-up: Jerome McGann’s Keynote Lecture at Manfred Symposium, April 21

The keynote address for the Lord Byron’s Manfred Symposium (April 20-21) was delivered by the University of Virginia’s John Stewart Bryan Professor, Dr. Jerome McGann. Watch the keynote here and read a brief follow-up interview with Dr. McGann. . . .
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An Interview with Jerome McGann on the Manfred Symposium

What were some of the challenges of adapting Manfred to a staged reading? How did you go about choosing what/not to cut? I’ve been wrestling with the problem of a staged Manfred for more than 40 years.  During that period I’ve tried out several presentational approaches.  The one I published a few years ago with Pasdeloup Press, Byron’s Manfred, was the most minimal.  That work came after I’d spent a number of years . . .
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A Letter from the President

I hope to see many of you at our upcoming Members meeting, during which we’ll be discussing in detail our activities this year, which include establishing both a physical and digital archive for K-SAA; recognizing and rewarding scholarly excellence in our field; supporting the work of early career and independent scholars; performing a fundamental review of the Keats-Shelley Journal; further developing our Web and so . . .
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