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Registration Open for COVE Workshop, Saturday July 25 2020

A message from Dino Franco Felluga, General Editor, COVE. COVE is The Central Online Victorian Educator, a scholar-driven open-access platform that publishes peer-reviewed Victorian material. It is maintained and supported by NAVSA, BAVSA, AVSA and a number of independent institutions. Hi everyone,    I’m writing to invite you to participate in a free Zoom workshop on using COVE for your teaching, scheduled for 1–3pm
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A Statement from the K-SAA Board on Racial Justice in America and Beyond

Please see the following statement from the K-SAA Board of Directors. During this tumultuous time, the Keats-Shelley Association of America joins in solidarity with those who condemn all forms of racism and acts of violence against black and brown people in the US and around the globe. Here’s what we’re specifically planning to do: We will make significant donations over a five year period to organizations supporting
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Black Lives Matter

Dear members, followers and friends, In light of the events unfolding in the wake of the murders of, most recently, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and David McAtee by American police, we are pausing our normal communications for a time (including the ‘Pick of the Poets’ contest begun this week), and standing in support with those protesting. Instead, we will be focusing on listening to our Bla
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Nineteenth Century Studies Association Awards

NINETEENTH CENTURY STUDIES ASSOCIATION Award Submission Deadline July 1, 2020 Submissions to the Emerging Scholars Award and the Article Prize are due July 1, 2020. Winners will each receive a cash award of $500 to be presented at the Annual NCSA Conference. The 2021 conference, Discovery, will be held in Sacramento, California. Winners are encouraged to attend. For the 2021 CFP, click here. EMERGING SCHOLARS AWARD T
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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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