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The Byron Society Announcement: First Online Event

The Byron Society are delighted to announce our first online event (though we hope to return to face-to-face events in April).  In this illustrated online talk about their new book, Geoffrey Bond and Dr Christine Kenyon Jones will show how Byron’s visual image played a crucial part in his life, work and celebrity, showing how the Byronic image was advertised and immortalized through memorabilia ranging from heroic me
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K-SAA Virtual Roundtable: Toward an Anti-Racist, “Undisciplined” Romanticism

This K-SAA virtual roundtable asks, "What new frameworks—theoretical, textual, generic, historical, multiracial—could and should transform the study of British Romanticism and help the field find modalities of anti-racism worthy of our moment?"
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K-SAA Awards and K-SAA MLA Panel ‘Public Romanticisms’, January 2021

The Annual K-SAA Awards Celebration will be held virtually on Saturday 9 January 6:30-8pm East Coast time. We will be honoring the K-SAA 2020 Distinguished Scholars Angela Esterhammer and Orrin N. C. Wang this year, along with the winners of the 2020 Essay Prize and the Pforzheimer Research Grants. Please follow the link here to register. If you have any problems, email sonia.hof&#x
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What Are You Reading?: Charlotte May

For December’s What Are You Reading?, we were privileged to interview Dr Charlotte May. Dr May is currently a Cultural Engagement Fellow on an AHRC-funded project about Robert Southey’s Keswick (PI: Professor Lynda Pratt). This project is in conjunction with Keswick Museum to promote its important and under-used collections relating to the controversial nineteenth century Poet Laureate and historian Robert Sout
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Q&A with #Bigger6 co-founders Tina Iemma and Eugenia Zuroski

In our “Rethinking Romanticism” series, we invite scholars to propose changes necessary to disrupt the present norms of exclusion and structural racism. This “rethinking” entails an ongoing process of individual and collective reckoning and action: as Bigger 6 co-founder Manu Samriti Chander has urged, “Romanticism, in its present, institutional form, is thoroughly incompatible with anti-racism.” Created in 2017, the
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Uncovering the Archive – Keats’ Paradise Lost: A Digital Edition, The Keats Library and Keats House

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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What Are You Reading?: Jonathan Gonzalez

This month we had the honor of speaking to Jonathan Gonzalez, a final-year PhD candidate at the University of La Rioja. His dissertation, Writing to Last: Wordsworth’s Poetics of Immortality and the Cult of Romantic Genius, considers the Romantic cult of posterity, the construction of a textual life-after-death, and Wordsworth’s poetics of immortality. His broader research interests include nineteenth-century reading
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Uncovering the Archive – ‘Prometheus Unbound’ by Percy Shelley, Bodleian Library and Shelley-Godwin Archive

  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
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Save the Date: K-SAA Awards Ceremony 2020-21

Save the date! The Keats-Shelley Association of America and the wider Romanticism community will honor this year’s K-SAA Distinguished Scholars, Angela Esterhammer and Orrin Wang on Saturday, January 9th 2021 on Zoom. The 2020 K-SAA Essay Prize winner and the Pforzheimer Research Grant recipients will also be announced during this ceremony. Whilst announcements of the scholars recognised at the Annual K-SAA Awards ar
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What Are You Reading?: Chris Kelleher

It’s time for a ‘What Are You Reading’ interview, this time with PhD candidate, Chris Kelleher. Chris studies at the University of Toronto, is Chancellor Jackman Junior Fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute, and a former fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto. Completed as part of the “Second Cities in the Circuits of Empire” research project based in the University of Glasgow an
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