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Call for Proposals- “Discovery”: The 42nd Annual Virtual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association

DISCOVERY The 42nd Annual Virtual Conference Nineteenth Century Studies Association March 11-13, 2021 Proposal Deadline: October 31, 2020 Website: https://ncsaweb.net/current-conference-2021-cfp/ NCSA welcomes proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and special sessions that explore our theme of “Discovery” in the long nineteenth century (1789-1914). Scholars are invited to interrogate the trope of “discovery” by
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Review: The Fall of the House of Byron by Emily Brand

Here at K-SAA we love a good book. Luckily for us, so does Sarah Dent, who has reviewed for the blog Emily Brand’s game-changing family study of the Byrons. Here Sarah gives us an insight into the exploits of Lord Byron’s ancestors, including naval heroics, advice for young ladies, and rebellion… George Gordon, 6th Baron Byron was one of the most notorious literary figures of the early nineteenth ce
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Keats to Shelley: The Last Correspondence

On 16 August, two hundred years ago, John Keats penned a letter to fellow poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, in which he detailed his thoughts on poetry. Although Keats was not to know it, it was his last to Shelley, and the pair were never to meet again. To mark the key bicentenary of what is considered as one of Keats’ most significant letters, the Keats Letters Project have published the manuscript of this letter o
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Call for Participants- Table Talks 1: New Approaches to Romanticism and the Natural World, Wednesday 16th December 2020

Table Talks 1: New Approaches to Romanticism and the Natural World Wednesday 16th December 2020 Edmund J. Sullivan, “On the proposal for a cast-metal king”. Sartor Resartus, p. 41, 1898 Scanned image and text by George P. Landow http://www.victorianweb.org/art/illustration/sullivan/17.html   Call for Participants ‘Table Talks’ were a famous genre of literature in the early nineteenth century, recording the conversati
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Transcription of Mary Shelley’s Mathilda for the Shelley-Godwin Archive

In January of 1818, at the age of 19, Mary Shelley published Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Her first published novel, it would prove to be one of the most iconic ever written, a classic of the Romantic period and Gothic form. Given the immediate and enduring popularity of her first novel, one might expect her subsequent completed novel—Mathilda, composed in the latter half of 1819—to be welcomed enthusiast
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Chatterton250: Odes and Elegies Winner Announcement!

After much deliberation, delight in reading the entries, and thanks to the many who submitted, we are thrilled to announce the winner and runners up of the Chatterton250 Ode and Elegy Contest, held jointly by the K-SAA and the Thomas Chatterton Society as part of the celebration of the 250th anniversary of Chatterton’s death. While the commemorative event at Keats House, Hampstead has unfortunately been postponed, we
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Registration Open for Romantic Wellbeing Summer Lecture, Wednesday August 19 2020

Lectures in Literature via Durham University presents the first of its Late Summer Lecture Series, with a focus on “Romantic Wellbeing”. The lecture will take place on Wednesday 19 August 2020, 5.30pm to 7pm (BST) via Zoom. To kick off the theme of “Body and Mind” for this year’s Late Summer Lecture series, the first two papers will be discussing physical and mental wellbeing as seen thr
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Meet the New K-SAA Communications Fellows 2020-21

Each academic year, the K-SAA appoints two Communications Fellows. These Fellows assist the Director of Communications (Anna Mercer) and the K-SAA Secretary (Kate Singer) in engaging with, and creating online content for, academic and non-academic communities interested in the Romantic period – especially those interested in the second generation of Romantic authors. They help to run the K-SAA social media accounts (
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NASSR/Romantic Circles Virtual Pedagogy Contest 2020

A message from NASSR and Romantic Circles: In order to honor, publicize, and share all the intellectual labor our community is doing right now in the form of pedagogy and course preparation, NASSR and Romantic Circles will be hosting our annual pedagogy contest virtually this fall. We encourage teacher-scholars of any rank and location to submit their pedagogy, particularly those materials pertaining to our current s
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