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In memory of Professor Jack Stillinger

A message from Professor Beth Lau: Dear Colleagues: It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Jack Stillinger, who passed away yesterday morning.  His son Tom reports that he died peacefully and was comfortable and in good spirits to the end.  As Auden says of Yeats, he has now “become his admirers,” who are legion.  His many contributions to Keats and Romantic literature scholarship will continue to info
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A view of the Piazza di Spagna, Rome in 2020 (Webcam)

In these strange and difficult times, the K-SAA reflects on John Keats’s final months 199 years ago in 1821. Our thoughts turn to 26 Piazza di Spagna in Rome, now the Keats-Shelley House, a museum for the Romantic poets in the Italian capital – and of course, temporarily closed. The usually vibrant and bustling Piazza is startlingly quiet.  “John Keats spent his last months, weeks, days, hours at th
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Video: “The Discourse of Sexual Violence in Shelley’s The Cenci”

This public lecture by Dr. Monika Lee was part of the Romantic Bicentennial event of the opening night of Shelley’s 1819 play, The Cenci, staged at TAP: Centre for Creativity in London, Ontario, Canada on Dec. 4, 2019. See the final videography of Shelley’s The Cenci as performed at TAP here.
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February Social Media Roundup

Another month is behind us, and so we’re back again to collect some of the Keats-Shelley related news that came across our social media feeds in the past month. Recent announcements and upcoming bicentennial celebrations, new books and conference calls for papers, fellowship opportunities and Romantic news appearances—all this and more is collected here in case you missed it! (And, as always, if there’s something we’
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Video: Shelley’s The Cenci, as performed on Dec. 4, 2019 in London, Ontario

We’re delighted to share the final videography of Shelley’s The Cenci, as performed on Dec. 4, 2019 in London, Ontario (a #Romantics200 event). The theatre program at Western University staged this production of Shelley’s play from December 4-7 2019 at TAPS: The Arts Project Centre for Creativity. You can read our interview with the organisers behind this event, Dr. Monika Lee (Brescia University Co
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Mary Wollstonecraft and Dissent: A Celebration. London, 24-25 April 2020.

EVENT POSTPONED – DETAILS HERE  Notice of a forthcoming event in London. Thank you to the organisers for sharing these details with K-SAA Members and Followers: Mary Wollstonecraft and Dissent: A Celebration Friday 24 April to Saturday 25 April, Newington Green Meeting House, London N16 9PR Click here to view the programme and registration. Concessions for students and benefit recipients. ‘Following the s
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Recent Publications in Romanticism

We’re excited to share a list of recent publications in Romanticism. From Keats’s medical career to Charlotte Smith’s sonnets, from Wordsworth’s fun to Anglo-Italian Radical culture, and from Joseph Forsyth to Romantic affect, the last six months have brought us a range of new investigations and explorations of Romantic literature, thought, and culture–we hope you find something of inter
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The Coleridge Memorial Trust: Campaign for a STC Memorial Statue

A bulletin that may be of interest to friends and followers of the K-SAA:  **Update, as of July 22, 2020. The Crowdfunding launch will now take place on July 25th.  **News, as of March 18, 2020. The launch date for this Crowdfunding campaign has been postponed. Updates will be shared in due course** The Coleridge Memorial Trust are launching a Crowdfunding campaign to raise the final money required to have a memorial
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Chatterton250: A Call for Odes and Elegies

To mark the 250th anniversary of Thomas Chatterton‘s death, the K-SAA and the Thomas Chatterton Society are holding a contest to invite new odes and elegies to Chatterton. Chatterton died before he reached the age of eighteen, and for years it was believed that he had taken his own life. However, it now seems as though his death was the result of an accidental overdose. His tragic and untimely death meant that
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Call for Papers (MLA 2021): “Byron in 1821: A Retrospective”

“Byron in 1821: A Retrospective” This bicentennial panel, which will be held at the MLA in Toronto and sponsored by the Byron Society of America, will examine Byron’s work written or published in 1821, including Marino Faliero, Sardanapalus, Heaven and Earth, Cain, and Werner. Please submit 250 word abstracts by 26 March 2020 to Omar F. Miranda, U of San Francisco (ofmiranda@usfca.edu).   The 2021 M
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