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John Webster on the Campaign for a New Shelley Memorial in Oxford

A week or so ago, the K-SAA heard of a call for a new plaque to Percy Bysshe Shelley in Oxford. A public commemoration of Shelley’s time in Oxford should be placed, writer John Webster suggests, on the Lloyds Bank building at the junction of Cornmarket Street and High Street. We got in touch with John to find out more about his new campaign, and his love for Shelley’s writings. Percy Bysshe Shelley was fa . . .
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Call for Applications: Communications Fellows for the K-SAA

The K-SAA is inviting applications for two part-time Communications Fellows for a period of one year, beginning June 2018. 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 . . .
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K-SAA at MLA 2018: Interviewing Frances Ferguson, William Galperin, and Susan Wolfson

At the beginning of the year, the K-SAA-sponsored panel ‘Romantics at 200: 2018 Reads 1818’ took place at the MLA Convention in New York City, where three exciting papers were delivered by Professors Frances Ferguson, William Galperin, and Susan Wolfson. The K-SAA have asked each speaker to reflect upon their papers in three short written interviews. Ferguson discusses her talk ‘Hazlitt’s people: 18 . . .
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Keats-Shelley Journal Feature: Suzanne Barnett

This post is the fourth 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 Q&A with Suzanne Barnett addressing her article “Epipsychidion as a Posthumous Fragment”. This series is curated by Lindsey Seatter, for th . . .
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Keats and Cats

Reading through Keats’s letters again has inspired Susan Wolfson to put together the following post on Keats and Cats. Wolfson considered that Keats was a cat person – unlike Byron and Wordsworth, for example, who were dog lovers. Did you know that the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome where Keats and Shelley are buried is also a haven for cats? Read about the history of the cat colony here.     Why . . .
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Frankenstein at the Royal Exchange: A Review

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley: in a new adaptation by April De Angelis. Directed by Matthew Xia. The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, UK. A review by Tristan Burke In the bicentennial year of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester has mounted a remarkably faithful adaptation of the novel as it was originally published. April De Angelis’s script, directed by Matthew Xia, captures both . . .
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Keats-Shelley Journal Feature: Beth Lau

This post is the third 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 Q&A with Beth Lau addressing her article “Analyzing Keats’s Library by Genre”. This series is curated by Lindsey Seatter, for the Keat . . .
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Keats-Shelley Journal Feature: Kim Wheatley

This post is the second 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 Q&A with Kim Wheatley addressing her article “‘Strange Forms’: Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Wandering Jew and St. Irvyne& . . .
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K-SAA @ MLA 2019: CFP “Masks of Anarchy Now”

The Keats-Shelley Association of America invites abstracts for “Masks of Anarchy Now,” at MLA 2019, January 3-6 in Chicago, IL. During the age of Trump, we arguably find ourselves in another time of Peterloos, rife with repeated incidents of racial, political, sexual, ecological, media violence—both state-supported or otherwise systemic. Such events certainly instigate awareness of the varied shapes of oppression as . . .
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Shelley Conference: Anna Mercer on Organising the 2017 Shelley Conference

To finish our series of interviews from the 2017 Shelley conference in London, Anna Mercer talks to us about her experience of organising the conference and her hopes for its continuation in 2019. The Shelley Conference took place in September 2017 at Senate House, London, University of London and was co-organised by Anna Mercer and Harrie Neal.   Delegates gather at Senate House to hear Prof Kelvin Everest̵ . . .
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