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Updates: Keats House Hampstead, and Keats-Shelley House, Rome

‘Keats Inspired’ Exhibition The K-SAA is delighted to share with our followers that the ‘Keats Inspired’ exhibition opens at Keats House Museum, Hampstead, London from Wednesday 11 May. Throughout his life Keats was inspired by earlier poets, including Spenser and Milton, as well as his contemporaries Coleridge and Wordsworth. Above all, he particularly admired Shakespeare, whom he called his ‘Chief Poet’
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K-SAA Interviews: Dr Kim Simpson and Clio O’Sullivan, Chawton House

Jane Austen referred to it as the ‘Great House’ in her letters, and it is now a centre to foster research and interest in early women writers. Chawton House, in Alton, Hampshire, UK, is a truly remarkable place, a mixture between historic house and gardens open to the public, alongside a wonderful and unparalleled working library of primarily women’s fiction. An award-winning educational programme w
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THE TREMBLING HAND: REFLECTIONS OF A BLACK WOMAN IN THE ROMANTIC ARCHIVE

When: 18 May 2022, 19:40 — 21:00 Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square Book your place Mathelinda Nabugodi uncovers some of the links between the poetry of freedom and the practices of slavery in the Romantic period, drawing on her current work-in-progress, a critical memoir entitled The Trembling Hand: Reflections of a Black Woman in the Romantic Archive. In-person. Romanticism is best known as a movement celebrating pol
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Editing the Early Caribbean: 18th-Century Anti-Racist Pedagogies

A collaboration by the Early Caribbean Society, Society of Early Americanists, and the Bigger 6 Collective May 20th 2022 11 am-4 pm EST (On zoom) What are some anti-racist strategies we employ when using critical editions to teach 18th-century Caribbean texts? What teaching methods are culturally responsive and relevant to early Caribbean experiences? How might critical editions of early Caribbean texts provide an av
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Call for Applications: Romantic Circles Reviews & Receptions Editorial Collective

Romantic Circles Reviews & Receptions seeks a new member of its editorial collective. The ideal candidate will have broad familiarity with the state of Romantic studies, strong editing and organizational skills, and some social media savvy and will bring creative and innovative energy to the project. The position is open to scholars with PhD in hand from any location worldwide and in any stages of their careers,
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Urban Pastoral

In our  “Romanticism Beyond the Academy” series, we invite literature-lovers to reflect on the significance of Romantic-era writers and ideas in the contemporary world and/or in their own lives. In the following post, Maddy Mikinski compares Romantic pastoralism with pop music’s idealization of the cityscape. See more entries from this series here. To write for this series, contact us. Is the sun setting on pop
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Frankenstein at 202: A review of “Frankenstein and Its Environments, Then and Now”

Hogle, Jerrold E., ed., “Frankenstein and Its Environments, Then and Now.” Huntington Library Quarterly 83, no. 4 (Winter 2020). A special issue of the Huntington Library Quarterly, online now. You can also watch a video interview by our current Communications Fellows with Professor Jerrold Hogle and Professor Anne K. Mellor, discussing the collection and the  2018 conference it stemmed from. Today on the Blog weR
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K-SAA Interview with Distinguished Scholar for 2021: Jon Klancher

The K-SAA Distinguished Scholars for 2021 (awarded MLA virtual conference 2021) were Jon Klancher (presented by Jonathan Sachs), and Nicola Watson (presented by Mary Favret). Today on the K-SAA Blog we are delighted to present an interview with Professor Jon Klancher (Carnegie Mellon University). His research  focuses on later eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British culture, book and reading history, and the
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Event – Reading and discussion with Prof. Anahid Nersessian (UCLA)

Keats’s Odes: A Lover’s Discourse Wednesday 27 April 2022 5:15pm to 6:45pm BST Online event Via University of St Andrews Read the K-SAA’s interview with Prof Nersessian here! Anahid Nersessian’s Keats’s Odes has been called “a radical and unforgettable reading” of Keats’s poetry, earning rave reviews in publications like the TLS, the Washington Post, the Nation, the Los Angeles Rev
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Uncovering the Archive: The Monster and Sarah Sophia Banks’s Ephemera Collection: Sexual Violence and Print Media

Content Warning: This piece contains references to and descriptions of sexual assault. Between 1788 and 1790, the Monster preyed on women throughout London, cornering them in the dark, making lewd and sexually “obscene” comments, and poking them (often in the bottom) with a long, sharp pin. When finally brought to trial, the man accused of being the Monster, a Welshman named Rhynwick Williams, was said to have “cut t
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