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Call for proposals: The K-SAA Blog

The Keats-Shelley Association of America (K-SAA) Communications Team invites proposals for contributions to our Blog. We particularly welcome submissions from postgraduate researchers, early career researchers, and independent scholars, but the call is open to anyone with an interest in the Keats-Shelley circle. We also invite submissions that consider the literature and history of the Romantic period more broadly. P
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The Shelley Conference: #Shelley200 Launch

  And we will talk, until thought’s melody Become too sweet for utterance, and it die In words, to live again in looks, which dart With thrilling tone into the voiceless heart, Harmonizing silence without a sound.   –   Percy Bysshe Shelley, Epipsychidion (1821)   The Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley drowned at sea aged just 29 on the 8th July 1822. The Shelley Conference will mark his bicente
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The Keats Letters Project present “Weep for Adonais”

To commemorate the bicentennial of the death of John Keats, the Keats Letters Project invited a series of friends to take part in “Weep for Adonais: A Collaborative Reading of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Elegy for John Keats.” The event took place on 23 February 2021 at 11pm Rome time – two hundred years to the minute (almost) since Keats died. Watch the event below:   For more information on the event, please
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Keats The Musical Announcement

To commemorate the bicentenary of John Keats’ death, Keats House in London has invited composer Álvaro Nascimento Vieira to present songs from an upcoming musical about Keats’ life in an exclusive event as soon as the pandemic is over. The incredible poetic legacy, tragedy and other fascinating events of Keats’ short life inspired Vieira to begin this ambitious project, with every arrangement written to a
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Keats 200 Special: Interview with Rob Shakespeare, Principal Curator at Keats House

On 23 February 1821, in a second-floor apartment overlooking Rome’s Spanish Steps, the poet John Keats died. Aged just 25, he had finally succumbed to the tuberculosis that had been threatening his health since early 1820. He never knew the profound effect his poetical works and life had on legions of people worldwide, as his fame came after his premature death. Today, two hundred years later, we celebrate the
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What Are You Reading?: Merrilees Roberts

For February’s What Are You Reading?, we spoke to Merrilees Roberts, an Independent Scholar based near London. Her work encompasses Romanticism, philosophy, psychology, poetics and literary theory, with a particular focus on Percy Bysshe Shelley, who was the subject of her doctoral thesis. She has recently published work on Prometheus Unbound in the Keats-Shelley Review, on  Shelley’s prefaces in Romantic
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The Keats Letters Project Presents: Weep for Adonais

News of a forthcoming free online event via the Keats Letters Project (KLP):  The KLP is excited to announce our 23 February event to commemorate the bicentennial of Keats’s death: “Weep for Adonais: A Collaborative Reading of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Elegy for John Keats.” Join us via Zoom at 11 pm Rome local time, 10 pm GMT, 5 pm EST. Why “11 pm Rome local time,” you ask? That̵
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K-SAA Call for Papers for MLA 2022

Romanticism and the Caribbean Challenges the Caribbean as site of Revolution and Black emancipation presents to Romanticism; how tensions register in Romantic literature; what Romantic studies should learn from centering the Caribbean.  300 word abstract and brief bio to Kerry Sinanan kerry.sinanan@utsa.edu by March 15. Full details K-SAA CF
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‘The Death of Keats’ narrated by Bob Geldof: An Immersive Video from the Keats-Shelley House

‘The Death of Keats’: An Immersive Video Story from the Keats-Shelley House narrated by Bob Geldof premiering 23 February 6.30 pm This February the Keats-Shelley House will commemorate the bicentenary of John Keats’s death with the release of two immersive video experiences, both of them collaborations with legendary rock star, philanthropist, and Keats-Shelley200 Ambassador Bob Geldof. On 23 Februa
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Bigger 6 | CECS Article Prize

An announcement from the Bigger 6 Collective and CECS at York: We’re pleased to announce a prize for the best article from 2020 in Romanticism studies by an emerging scholar of colour. 2020 was a difficult year, but this prize seeks to recognize the rigorous, exciting scholarship that it generated. The article can address any topic within the field of Romanticism and we understand ’emerging’ to incl
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