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Call for Applications: Communications Fellows for the K-SAA, 2020/21

The K-SAA is inviting applications for two Communications Fellows for a period of one year, beginning August 1 2020. Fellows will assist the Director of Communications and the K-SAA Secretary in engaging with, and creating content for, academic and non-academic communities interested in the Romantic period – especially those interested in the second generation of Romantic authors. Applicants should have a strong inte . . .
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The Keats-Shelley House will be re-opening, Tuesday, May 26 2020

An announcement via the Keats-Shelley House in Rome: THE KEATS-SHELLEY HOUSE WILL BE RE-OPENING ON TUESDAY, MAY 26 2020 The Keats-Shelley House will be reopening its doors to visitors from 10 a.m. on Tuesday 26 May. Our team has been working hard to get the museum ready and ensure that it accords with national and regional government guidelines to safeguard staff and visitors from Sars-Cov-2. We’ve also complet . . .
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A New Website and Digital Collections Archive for the Keats-Shelley House

A New Website and Digital Collections Archive for the Keats-Shelley House The Keats-Shelley House is thrilled to launch its new website and online digital collections, which bring together for the first time the museum’s significant collection of some four hundred autograph manuscripts, as well as the museum’s collection of artworks and relics pertaining to the world’s greatest romantic poets. This . . .
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What Are You Reading?: Deborah Lam

We hope you have enjoyed the various interviews presented in the K-SAA’s ‘What Are You Reading?’ series so far. Today we are delighted to continue the series with a fascinating response from Deborah Lam. Deborah is a PhD researcher and Associate Tutor at the University of Bristol, and she explains her current project: My thesis attempts to define an aesthetics of excess in the work of Keats and the . . .
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In Memory of Jack Stillinger, by Susan Wolfson

Professor Susan Wolfson has written the following tribute to Professor Jack Stillinger, who passed away on April 4, 2020. He will be sorely missed, and our thoughts are with his family. ‘So here I am, in 2020, working on another book on Keats, with Jack as a presider … not only for his superb, unrivaled, editorial expertise and tact, but also for his long and evolving critical engagement, no better exempl . . .
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Romanticists in Lockdown: Then and Now

Week eight of lockdown in the UK. Most of us are still stuck at home; passive bystanders as we watch the world wrestle with an invisible foe. But now we have a new mantra: “Stay Alert; Control the Virus; Save Lives”. The lives we save will differ exponentially from the lives we held before. In academia, it will probably be a long time until we next see our students sat in a packed lecture theatre. In everyday life, i . . .
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What Are You Reading? Special: An Interview with Nicola Watson

Professor Nicola Watson on The Author’s Effects: On Writer’s House Museums We’ve been delighted to have so many excellent contributors to our ‘What Are You Reading?’ series on the K-SAA Blog. Today, we present a special Q&A – an interview with Nicola Watson of the Open University to mark the publication of her monograph The Author’s Effects: On Writer’s House Museums (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020). . . .
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Adam Matthew Digital announces publication of ‘Nineteenth Century Literary Society: The John Murray Publishing Archive’

Drawn from the holdings of the National Library of Scotland, AM Digital’s latest collection, Nineteenth Century Literary Society: The John Murray Publishing Archive is an unparalleled resource for scholars and academics interested in the history of the book, literature and nineteenth-century history. From its inception in 1768, the John Murray publishing house worked with influential authors whose famed titles contin . . .
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April Social Media Roundup

We’re back again to collect some of the Keats-Shelley related news that came across our social media feeds in the past month. Although a little different than usual, given the many postponements and cancellations of upcoming events due to Covid19, below you will still find information about new digital initiatives and virtual exhibitions, in addition the usual prize and fellowship announcements, new blog posts, and R . . .
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Keats-Shelley Journal Volume 67

We’re delighted to share information about the newly published volume of the  Keats-Shelley Journal. This latest volume features articles on Felicia Hemans and painter William E. West and “noise” in Keats’s Lamia; a series of essays from the 2017 K-SAA Symposium on “The Emergence of Keats as a Poet”; and another series from the 2018 MLA Panel, “Romantics at 200: 2018 Reads 1818.” The Journal’s new review co-editors, . . .
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