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K-SAA Distinguished Scholar: An Interview with Beth Lau

The K-SAA was delighted to name Beth Lau as one of our Distinguished Scholars at MLA in Chicago earlier this month, and we were equally pleased to have the chance to ask her a few questions about the past, present and future of her relationship with Romanticism and our scholarly community. Her generous and compelling responses are below – enjoy! Thank you for speaking with the K-SAA blog, and congratulations on . . .
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CALL FOR PAPERS: “200 Years: 50 Voices”

A Special Issue of the Keats-Shelley Journal In the spirit of Romantics200, and in the midst of the anniversaries in which we now find ourselves, the Keats-Shelley Journal seeks to gather for its 2019 issue a collection of “50 Voices” from various corners of the field. Contributions will attend to the current and future state of scholarship focused on John Keats, Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, Leigh Hunt, a . . .
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Finding Shelley in Barcelona, 2018

A guest post by Thomas D. Cocks August 2018, almost 200 years since Shelley’s famous poem decried the Peterloo massacre in Manchester – my wife Adriana and I strolled on La Rambla in Barcelona en route to Parc Güell for more of Gaudi’s Catalan Modernisme that abounds in that city. Cultural sights streamed, from players of petanca (Catalan for the French game of boules), statues in the traffic rotundas, and the . . .
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In memory of Professor Michael O’Neill (1953-2018)

Professor Michael O’Neill, a great scholar of Romanticism, and a hugely talented poet, passed away in late December 2018. We are deeply saddened by this loss. Michael O’Neill will be remembered by his friends, colleagues and students as an immensely kind, generous, and inspiring man. His legacy will live on through his hugely important scholarship, in his stunning poetry, and in our fond memories. The K-S . . .
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Romanticism at MLA 2019

If you’re headed to Chicago January  3-6 for the annual MLA conference (or if you’re keenly following for the live tweets!) over here at the K-SAA we’ve done a round-up of panels that might be interesting to our readership. Come one, come all Romanticists. Also, join us for the annual KSAA dinner and cash bar – more details on our home page! First up, the K-SAAs sponsored panel: 593: Masks of Anarchy Now: . . .
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K-SAA Panel and K-SAA Annual Awards Dinner at MLA Chicago

We hope you’re looking forward to the MLA Annual Convention in Chicago! The K-SAA’s panel, ‘Masks of Anarchy Now: Sites of Struggle’ will take place on Saturday 5 January, 5:15-6:30pm at Columbus CD (Hyatt Regency). Presentations: ‘Improvisation is a Human Right’, Julie Ann Carlson (U of California, Santa Barbara) ‘#MeToo: Mary Shelley’s The Last Man, Gender, and t . . .
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1818/2018 Symposium: Q&A with Eric Eisner

As we continue to celebrate Romantic bicentenaries, here’s a Q&A with Eric Eisner discussing the 1818/2018:“The Tax of Quick Alarm” Symposium that took place on October 13 at the Johnson Center, George Mason University. This event was part of the K-SAA Romantics200 events programme, and aimed to ‘gather distinguished scholars of Romanticism to explore the complex literary, cultural and political devel . . .
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Ada Lovelace, Romantic from the Future: Adapting Ada

This post is the third of three celebrating Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852). Daughter of Lord and Lady Byron and regarded by many as the first computer programmer, these posts explore the current and future role of Ada Lovelace in literary studies and the classroom. This post is written by Aaron Ottinger for the Keats-Shelley Association of America. Since the inauguration of Ada Lovelace Day in 200 . . .
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Charles Dibdin and Shelley: A New Project Bringing Earlier Queen Mabs to Life

A message from David Chandler (Retrospect Opera): In their Longman edition of Shelley, Geoffrey Matthews and Kelvin Everest state that: “S.’s title [Queen Mab], designed to camouflage the poem’s atheism and radicalism, probably derives from the numerous children’s stories in the eighteenth century which employed the Queen of the Fairies as a character; see for example Marie Catherine La Mothe, Countess D’Aulnoy, Quee . . .
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#KeatsOdes2019 Winner Announced

Thank you to all who took part in our #KeatsOdes2019 competition!  The competition is a celebration of the upcoming bicentenary of Keats’s 1819 Odes, and we were delighted to receive a wide variety of excellent entries.  It was a challenge to choose a winner; therefore, we have chosen one winning entry and two runners-up: Runners-up: ‘Ode to Cupid’ by Laila Sumpton Psyche leans by The Castle, swiping till he la . . .
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