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Frankenreads at American University

We continue to spotlight Frankenreads events today by presenting information provided by Professor Richard C. Sha, organizer of Frankenreads at American University.  Professor Sha comments: ‘We are participating in Frankenreads to help keep the legacy of the Romantics alive for future generations’. The following excerpts are taken with permission from Professor Sha’s blog post, ‘Why Frankenste . . .
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Elizabeth Denlinger on Picturing Frankenstein’s Creature

On July 7 2018, Dr Elizabeth Denlinger (New York Public Library) gave a talk at Keats House, Hampstead, on Frankenstein’s monster’s ‘looks’, from 1818 to 2018.  In her lecture entitled ‘Too Horrible for Human Eyes: Picturing Frankenstein’s Creature’, Denlinger traced the history of the creature’s appearance, from Mary Shelley’s ‘demoniacal corpse’ to Boris Karloff’s leaden-eyed portrayal, to the theatrica . . .
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Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr., Research Grants 2018/19

The Keats-Shelley Association of America will once again award two Carl H. Pforzheimer Jr. Research Grants, each worth $3,000, to advanced graduate students, untenured faculty, or independent scholars.  The purpose of the Grants is to defray travel expenses incurred in pursuing archival and/or special-collections research related to British Romanticism and literary culture between 1789 and 1832, with preference given . . .
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Keats-Shelley Journal Feature: Nicholas Stanley-Price and Anna Mercer

This post is the seventh in a series presenting blog publications from the authors featured in the latest volume of the Keats-Shelley Journal, Volume LXV. In these short pieces, authors reflect on their recent work and dialogue with other scholars in the discipline. Below is a summary/response submitted by Nicholas Stanley-Price and Anna Mercer addressing Stanley-Price’s article ‘Shelley’s Grave Rev . . .
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Frankenreads Q&A: Princeton University

We continue the Frankenreads Q&A series today by presenting an interview with Professor Susan Wolfson, organizer of Frankenreads at Princeton University: 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, a durable novel (never out of print!) with multiple cultural progeny. A featured event at Princeton is a reading, with performative flair, of the entire (not long) novel, October 31/ November 1/ November 2. Princ . . .
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Frankenreads Q&A: The University of Haifa

Our Frankenreads Q&A series continues with commentary from Zoe Beenstock from the University of Haifa. Ahead of another exciting Frankenreads event taking place on 31 October 2018, we caught up with Zoe – who is working with Yosefa Raz to organize the event – to hear about their plans. See below to discover what is set to be an engaging and collaborative event that will invite participants to share th . . .
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Frankenreads Q&A: The British Institute of Florence

Welcome to a new series of posts on the K-SAA Blog.  Frankenreads is an international celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for Halloween 2018 organized by the Keats-Shelley Association of America. The Communications Team will be presenting short interviews with Frankenreads partners – we want to ask why those involved in the project think that Mary Shelley’s masterpiec . . .
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Keats-Shelley Journal Feature: Ann Wierda Rowland and Nicholas Roe

This post is the sixth in a series presenting blog publications from the authors featured in the latest volume of the Keats-Shelley Journal, Volume LXV. In these short pieces, authors reflect on their recent work and dialogue with other scholars in the discipline. Below is a summary/response submitted by Ann Wierda Rowland and Nicholas Roe addressing Rowland’s article ‘John Keats, English Poet (Made in Am . . .
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Carly Stevenson on Keats and Gothic botany

On 18 May 2018, Keats scholar Carly Stevenson (University of Sheffield) presented a talk on ‘Keats and Gothic botany’ at a special late-night opening of Keats House museum in Hampstead, London. For those unable to attend the evening (which also included guided tours, live music, and readings of the poems Keats wrote in 1818), we present here a short Q&A with Carly about the contents of her talk and he . . .
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Keats-Shelley Journal Feature: Yasmin Solomonescu and Andrew Burkett

This post is the fifth in a series presenting blog publications from the authors featured in the latest volume of the Keats-Shelley Journal, Volume LXV. In these short pieces, authors reflect on their recent work and dialogue with other scholars in the discipline. Below is a summary/response submitted by Yasmin Solomonescu and Andrew Burkett addressing Solomonescu’s article article ‘Four Letters by Annabe . . .
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