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‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’: Forthcoming Online Event for #Keats200

News of forthcoming online talks via Keats House Museum, Hampstead… 200 years of ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci’: Keats House Online Lectures ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci: A Ballad’ was first published in The Indicator on 10 May 1820. To mark 200 years since the publication of one of Keats’s finest poems, Keats House are presenting a series of short online lectures for you to enjoy at home for free; look out for future . . .
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Join the Frankenstein Discussion (online) with SJSU on Sunday, May 3

In Spring 2018, San Jose State University successfully initiated a conversation around the idea of “Deep Humanities,” using the Frankenstein Bicentennial celebratory events as a springboard for deeper conversations about science, technology, Humanities, and the Arts. Lead by Dr. Revathi Krishnaswamy, the events included collaborations Santa Clara University and University of San Francisco as we explored these ideas a . . .
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Reflecting on Shelley’s late lyrics: Ana Stevenson on “The Serpent Is Shut Out from Paradise”

“Poetic Reflections” is a new, experimental Blog series in which we invite readers to re-introduce, re-read, or reflect upon a text by an author from the Keats-Shelley Circles. We encourage our members and followers to send in their own reactions to that reading. We welcome contributions to this series, so please do get in touch if you’d like to get involved and share your ideas with us. Today we present . . .
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National Theatre at Home: Frankenstein, 30 April – 8 May

From the National Theatre website: At a time when many theatre fans around the world aren’t able to visit National Theatre Live venues or local theatres, we’re excited to bring you National Theatre at Home. You can watch both versions of Frankenstein on the National Theatre’s YouTube channel: Benedict Cumberbatch performing as the creature from 30 April at 7pm, to 7 May at 7pm. Jonny Lee Miller performing as the crea . . .
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A Tribute to Jack Stillinger, by Deidre Lynch

Thank you to Professor Deidre Lynch (Harvard University) for writing the following tribute to Professor Jack Stillinger, who passed away on April 4, 2020. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.    ‘Unlike some of the others who have recently shared their memories of Jack Stillinger and their sorrow over his passing, I was never formally Jack’s student. Between 2004 and 2012, however, whil . . .
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March 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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In memory of Professor Jack Stillinger

A message from Professor Beth Lau: Dear Colleagues: It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Jack Stillinger, who passed away yesterday morning.  His son Tom reports that he died peacefully and was comfortable and in good spirits to the end.  As Auden says of Yeats, he has now “become his admirers,” who are legion.  His many contributions to Keats and Romantic literature scholarship will continue to info . . .
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A view of the Piazza di Spagna, Rome in 2020 (Webcam)

In these strange and difficult times, the K-SAA reflects on John Keats’s final months 199 years ago in 1821. Our thoughts turn to 26 Piazza di Spagna in Rome, now the Keats-Shelley House, a museum for the Romantic poets in the Italian capital – and of course, temporarily closed. The usually vibrant and bustling Piazza is startlingly quiet.  “John Keats spent his last months, weeks, days, hours at th . . .
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Video: “The Discourse of Sexual Violence in Shelley’s The Cenci”

This public lecture by Dr. Monika Lee was part of the Romantic Bicentennial event of the opening night of Shelley’s 1819 play, The Cenci, staged at TAP: Centre for Creativity in London, Ontario, Canada on Dec. 4, 2019. See the final videography of Shelley’s The Cenci as performed at TAP here. . . .
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February Social Media Roundup

Another month is behind us, and so we’re back again to collect some of the Keats-Shelley related news that came across our social media feeds in the past month. Recent announcements and upcoming bicentennial celebrations, new books and conference calls for papers, fellowship opportunities and Romantic news appearances—all this and more is collected here in case you missed it! (And, as always, if there’s something we’ . . .
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