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Proposed New Shelley Memorial Update

Update on the proposed Shelley memorial commemorating P B Shelley’s publication of ‘The Necessity of Atheism’ in Oxford, United Kingdom: From the ‘New Shelley Memorial Oxford’ Facebook Page “There is some good news, and some bad. The bad news is that Lloyds Bank has definitively turned down our idea for a plaque on their Carfax building saying that this is their policy with all suc . . .
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What are you reading?: Bysshe Inigo Coffey

Welcome to a new series of posts on the K-SAA Blog entitled ‘What are you reading?’ We want to use this space to support and encourage discussions relating to the latest Romantic-period scholarship, especially those publications (online and in print) concerned with the second generation of Romantic writers: Keats, the Shelleys, Byron, and their circles. Initially we will be asking Romanticism scholars . . .
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Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr., Research Grants – 2019 winners announced

The Pforzheimer Grants are awarded each year to support research in British Romanticism and literary culture, 1789-1832. The awards honor Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. (1907-1996), past president, vigorous advocate, and most generous benefactor of our Association. An investment banker and philanthropist, he also served as head of The Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation, established by his parents. The Foundation has long . . .
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1819/2019 at Keats House by Georgie Cowan-Turner

Today on the K-SAA Blog we welcome a new contributor. Georgie Cowan-Turner, graduate of UCL and currently working as a Cultural Heritage Trainee at Keats House, reviews what’s been going on at the Hampstead museum in this exciting bicentenary period, and gives us a taste of what’s to come… In early March 1819 John Keats wrote to his brother George and his wife Georgiana: ‘I look back upon the last m . . .
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Wordsworth Summer Conference: Michael Rossington on Shelley’s Textual History

Professor Michael Rossington (Newcastle University) reflects on his Wordsworth Summer Conference keynote lecture on ‘Shelley’s Textual History’. In this conference Q&A with Communications Fellow Amanda Blake Davis, Professor Rossington discusses textual afterlives and the value and challenges of working with manuscripts. Your lecture at the Wordsworth Summer Conference focused upon Percy Bysshe Shelley’s ‘unendin . . .
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Report from the Annual Awards Dinner 2019

On Saturday 5 January 2019 friends of the K-SAA gathered in Chicago for the Annual Awards Dinner. This event takes place each year at the MLA convention. The K-SAA bestows awards on two ‘Distinguished Scholars’, and presents the K-SAA Essay Prize. The Distinguished Scholar Awards 2018 were presented to:  Beth Lau (presented by Greg Kucich) Michael O’Neill (presented by Mark Sandy; awarded posthu . . .
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Call for Proposals for K-SAA Panel at MLA 2020: New Romanticisms

The multiplicity of Romantic bicentenaries invites critical reflection not only on memorialization and contemporaneity but also on the many modes of historical and cultural disjuncture signaled by the “new.” This panel invites papers addressing any facet of newness with reference to “newer” or second-generation Romanticism. Possible emphases include new frameworks, methods, objects, or constellations of study; the co . . .
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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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