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NASSR/RC Contest Results!

Please join NASSR and Romantic Circles in congratulating Elizabeth Effinger (U of New Brunswick) for winning the 6th Annual NASSR/RC Contest for her project “The Charlotte Smith Beachy Head Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: An Undergraduate Public Humanities Project.” Effinger led her students in researching, writing, and editing the wikipedia page for Smith’s long poem, engaging in public, literary, digital,
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Interview with David Sigler, Co-organiser of K-SAA’s Virtual Roundtable: Toward an Anti-Racist, “Undisciplined” Romanticism

Over the past few months, the first phase of the Keats-Shelley Association of America’s Virtual Roundtable: Toward an Anti-Racist, “Undisciplined” Romanticism has been live on our blog. The aim of the Virtual Roundtable is to ask our esteemed participants a series of vital questions regarding current and future study of Romanticism; including what new frameworks—theoretical, textual, generic, histor
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K-SAA at MLA 2021 – “Public Romanticisms” and the Annual Awards

To find out how to join the K-SAA, please click here. On Saturday January 9 2021, the K-SAA held a virtual gathering during the same week as the MLA convention. Although we were disappointed not to be able to meet and celebrate the K-SAA award winners in person (as is the usual practice!), this convivial event was still an important and joyous occasion – and we were delighted to be joined by scholars, students
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NASSR/Romantic Circles Virtual Pedagogy Contest

Please join Romantic Circles and NASSR for its annual Pedagogy Contest (virtual this year!). Our finalists for 2020 will share brief presentations on their pedagogies and then open a public conversation on Romantic pedagogy more generally. The roundtable will take place on January 15th 2021 at Noon EST, and we warmly welcome scholars, teachers, and the public from all corners of the cyberverse. To register in advance
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Workshop on German Idealism and Post-Structuralism – March 2021

The Theory and Philosophy Caucus of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) is sponsoring a conference/workshop on “German Idealism and Post-Structuralism,” organised by Tilottama Rajan (University of Western Ontario) and Gabriel Trop (University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill). The event will involve discussion of pre-circulated papers of conference or chapter length that are to form part of t
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Uncovering the Archive: Keats 200 Event – Poetry Versus Colonialism at Keats House with Laila Sumpton

Although the Romantic poets lived two hundred years ago, a remarkable number of their manuscripts, belongings, and other assorted ephemera still survive and are preserved in archives and collections across the globe. Most of the time, these artefacts are tucked away in museum collections, or specially stored in boxes to preserve the delicate paper or materials used to make them. Generally only a select few are allowe
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Uncovering the Archive – Interview with Simon Brown, Curator at Newstead Abbey

Although the Romantic poets lived two hundred years ago, a remarkable number of their manuscripts, belongings, and other assorted ephemera still survive and are preserved in archives and collections across the globe. Most of the time, these artefacts are tucked away in museum collections, or specially stored in boxes to preserve the delicate paper or materials used to make them. Generally only a select few are allowe
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President’s Message: 2020

Please see below an address to the membership of the K-SAA from the K-SAA President, Prof. Neil Fraistat. To find out how to join the K-SAA, please click here. Your dues will help sponsor the Association’s expanding docket of activities, including the Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr., Research Grants, Distinguished Scholar Awards and Dinner (2021 booking link here!), Mentoring Program, Romantics 200 events, Curran Symposia,
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Romanticism Panels at MLA 2021 Annual Convention

As a New Year’s treat, here at the K-SAA we always look forward to the Modern Language Association’s annual convention. This year, the 2021 convention will be held online from 7th – 10th January. We know our readers wouldn’t want to miss a Romanticism-related panel so we decided to put together a list of all the panels you may be interested in attending!  The K-SAA panel at MLA 2021 is 488 Pub
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Interlocutory Cultures: Haiti and Britain in the Nineteenth Century

In our “Rethinking Romanticism” series, we ask leading scholars to propose new directions toward building inclusive and anti-racist fields of study. In today’s post, Jack Webb discusses his new book, Haiti in the British Imagination: Imperial Worlds, 1847-1915, in which he illuminates the cultural, economic and political exchanges between Haitians and Britons in the nineteenth century.  Interlocutory Cultures:
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