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K-SAA Interviews: Dress Historian Hilary Davidson

What can dress history tell us about Jane Austen’s fiction and its Regency context? In this interview moderated by Communications Director Anna Mercer, historian Hilary Davidson talks to 2020-22 Communication Fellow Mariam Wassif about the distinction between “dress” and “fashion,” how both changed dramatically in Austen’s era, and how those changes intertwined with Regency life on
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K-SAA Comms Team: Call for Contributions Fall 2021

The Keats-Shelley Association of America (K-SAA) Communications Team invites proposals for contributions to our Blog. We particularly welcome submissions from postgraduate researchers and early career researchers, but the call is open to anyone with an interest in the Keats-Shelley circle. We also invite submissions that consider the literature and history of the Romantic period more broadly. Please send a pitch of n
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1820: Aesthetics, Politics, and the Legacies of Romanticism: A Stuart Curran Symposium, Oct 29th 2021

1820: Aesthetics, Politics, and the Legacies of Romanticism: A Stuart Curran Symposium Postponed from the bicentennial year of 2020; now to be held on Zoom on October 29th, 2021    09:30 AM to 5:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Your K-SAA Membership helps make ev
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Review: Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein in Bath

It was a dreary night in summer, that Joan Passey beheld the accomplishment of her toils. She had been asked by the Communications Team at the K-SAA to commit to paper her dreadful time and horrifying experiences within the newly-opened and ominously named ‘Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein’. Dear reader, her tale begins as follows… Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein in Bath, England open
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The Shelley Conference: Call for Papers

#Shelley200: Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Final Years and Afterlives Friday & Saturday 8-9 July 2022, The Nightingale Room at Keats House, Hampstead, London In 1818, the Shelleys exchanged their settled life at Albion House in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, for an Italian exile—a period distinguished by remarkable productivity and artistic achievement. To commemorate the bicentenary of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s death on 8th Jul
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K-SAA Interviews: Jonathan Mulrooney and Emily Rohrbach–“Romanticism in the Meantime”

  Undoubtedly, the events relating to the COVID-19 pandemic have had a devastating impact on our personal and professional lives. Romanticists, ever daring to carve the silver lining out of stormy weather, wanted to do something about it. Our latest interview is with Jonathan Mulrooney and Emily Rorhbach for their community-building endeavor of “Romanticism in the Meantime.” Joined together by Romant
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CFP: Asian Gothic 

CFP: Asian Gothic (Abstract due by 15 October 2021) Co-Editors: Dr Katarzyna Ancuta (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand) and Dr Li-hsin Hsu (National Chengchi University, Taiwan) The Gothic as an aesthetic mode has been translated into Chinese either as “gede” (哥德) or as “zhiyi” (志異) in Taiwan in the past decades. The former version, with its direct translation from the sound, indicates its western and thus foreign o
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#Shelley200 Event Recordings

The Shelley Conference will mark the bicentenary of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s death with a conference on 8-9 July 2022. In anticipation, the organizers have launched a series of free online events celebrating Percy Bysshe Shelley’s life, works, and legacy. Recordings of two recent #Shelley200 events are now available online. 04 August 2021: Roundtable on the Revolutionary Shelley– This free online event feat
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BARS Digital Events 2021/22 – Call for Contributions

The British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) Digital Events Team are delighted to announce that we will continue this online series of roundtables and papers for the next academic year. The 13 events presented so far have been a great success. The average number of people who register for each event is 170, the average number of YouTube views on each recording is 151. The Digital Events committee invites propo
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Cfp: Radicalism & Reform, Nineteenth-Century Studies Association

RADICALISM & REFORM The 43rd Annual Conference Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Rochester, New York March 16-19, 2022 Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2021 Conference Website Join NCSA’s mailing list Inspired by the history of radicalism and reform in Rochester, New York, the NCSA committee invites proposals exploring the radical possibilities of the nineteenth-century world. From the aftershocks of the Fre
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