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(Re)Animating Romanticism

In our  “Romanticism Beyond the Academy” series, we invite literature-lovers to reflect on the significance of Romantic-era writers and ideas in the contemporary world and/or in their own lives. In the following post, Brian Milthorpe argues that Romantic-sublime notions of limitlessness and metamorphosis in Blake, the Shelleys, and Keats underlie theories of animation. See more entries from this series here. To write
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Romantic Circles/K-SAA Anti-Racist Pedagogies Colloquium Fellowship

Romantic Circles/K-SAA Anti-Racist Pedagogies Colloquium Fellowship Call for Participants Romantic Circles and the Keats-Shelley Association of America invite participants for a colloquium and working group designed to discuss and, in the end, produce a digital resource of anti-racist teaching and learning resources. RC Pedagogies and K-SAA see the work of discovering, gathering, developing, and elaborating anti-raci
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Uncovering the Archive – The Keats Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University

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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Black Studies and Romanticism – A Virtual Conference – June 24-25th

Black Studies and Romanticism – A Virtual Conference – June 24-25th, 2021 Mount Holyoke College Hortense Spillers suggests that a new “grammar” for thinking and instigating Black liberation from white history is necessary. With this conference we offer a platform, one virtual but intimate, for people interested in seeking what new grammars we in the eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and present centuries need to learn from B
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Recording Now Live: Celebrating the Publication of Volume VII of The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Bodleian Libraries, New York Public Library, and the Johns Hopkins University Press present… “The Triumph of Life — and of Shelley’s Posthumous Poems; Celebrating the Publication  of Volume VII of The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley.” This event was held on 4 May 2021, 11:00 a.m. EDT / 4:00 p.m. BST. We’re delighted and grateful to share the recording which is now online. About the event: Neil
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Frankenstein and Its Environments: Then and Now

A special issue of the Huntington Library Quarterly, online now. Introduction: The Environments of Frankenstein, by Jerrold E. Hogle https://doi.org/10.1353/hlq.2020.0031 Frankenstein’s Origin-Stories, by Susan J. Wolfson https://doi.org/10.1353/hlq.2020.0032 The Volcano That Spawned a Monster: Frankenstein and Climate Change, by Gillen D’Arcy Wood https://doi.org/10.1353/hlq.2020.0033 Moving Parts: Frankenstein, Bio
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Table Talks II: New Approaches to Romantic Studies and Society (16/06/21)

Table Talks II: New Approaches to Romantic Studies and Society Please join us on Wednesday 16th June from 6 – 8 pm (UK/BST) to discuss new approaches to Romantic Studies and society, including an update on Dr Andrew McInnes’s ‘Romantic Ridiculous’ project, and close readings of texts including Charlotte Smith’s children’s literature, Charles and Mary Lamb’s poetic collaborati
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Stephen Behrendt on Romantic-Era Irish Women Poets in English: Part 2

Romantic-Era Irish Women Poets in English: a K-SAA ‘What Are You Reading?’ Special, Part 2. As a part of our ‘What Are You Reading?’ series on the K-SAA Blog, we’re delighted to present a Q&A with Professor Stephen Behrendt to mark the publication of his new work, Romantic-Era Irish Women Poets in English.  Behrendt’s collected edition is the first to represent a wide range of female Irish poets active duri
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Stephen Behrendt on Romantic-Era Irish Women Poets in English: Part 1

Romantic-Era Irish Women Poets in English: a K-SAA ‘What Are You Reading?’ Special, Part 1. We’ve been delighted to have so many wonderful contributors to our ‘What Are You Reading?’ series on the K-SAA Blog. We’re very excited to present the first of two posts by Professor Stephen Behrendt to mark the publication of his edited collection of poetry, Romantic-Era Irish Women Poets in English.  Behren
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K-SAA Spring Celebration and Members’ Meeting Announcement

The Keats-Shelley Association of America are excited to announce the details of our 2021 Spring Celebration and Members’ Meeting: An Interactive Conversation about Book Collecting and Book Hunting, which will be taking place via Zoom on Friday May 7th at 12.30pm EDT / 5.30pm BST.  The event will feature the 2021 Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr Research Grant recipients, Dr Bysshe Coffey and Dr Leila Walker. We invite a
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