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Ellen Nicholls interviews Daniel E. White at MLA 2018

K-SAA Communications Fellow Ellen Nicholls interviewed Daniel E. White of the University of Toronto, who served as respondent on the South Asia and Romanticism panel during MLA 2018. . . .
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Ellen Nicholls interviews Manu Samriti Chander at MLA 2018

K-SAA Communications Fellow Ellen Nicholls caught up with Manu Samriti Chander of Rutgers University following the paper he delivered at the South Asia and Romanticism panel during MLA 2018.   . . .
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Ellen Nicholls interviews Gaura Shankar Narayan at MLA 2018

K-SAA Communications Fellow Ellen Nicholls talks with Gaura Shankar Narayan of Purchase College, State University of New York,  following the paper she delivered at the South Asia and Romanticism panel during MLA 2018.   . . .
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Call for papers: Resistance in the Spirit of Romanticism Symposium

We hope this K-SAA sponsored project will be of interest to our members, readers, and followers: ‘The University of Colorado Boulder Romanticism Collective and the Romantic Bicentennials project invite proposals for a symposium on “Resistance in the Spirit of Romanticism” to be held in Boulder, Colorado September 6-8, 2018. This meeting will be part of the on-going, international celebrations commemorating the . . .
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Keats Symposium: Ann Rowland on Keats, America, and Author Love

Ann Rowland delivered a paper for the Keats’s Afterlives Roundtable on “Not Reading Keats in Nineteenth-Century Boston” at the Keats Symposium, hosted by Fordham University on October 7, 2017. In our follow-up interview with Rowland, she talks about the importance of Keats to American readers and the complexities of studying “author love” without studying the writing.   According to your presentation, Amer . . .
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Concerns over the John Clare Collection at Northampton Central Library

Authors and academics have expressed concern regarding the future of the archives of the poet John Clare. The eminent names include Hilary Mantel, Alan Moore, Philip Pullman, Michael Rosen, Simon Armitage, Andrew Motion, and the poet’s biographer Jonathan Bate. The writers and scholars – led by the editor of the John Clare Society Journal, Simon Kövesi – have written to the Guardian to explain their fears . . .
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Romanticism Panels at MLA

The K-SAA is sponsoring two Romanticism panels at MLA this year, but there are a host of panels this year addressing the Romantic period more generally. If you’re in New York City for MLA 2018, be sure to check out the following paper presentations. 60. Frankenstein at Two Hundred: Attachment, Disability, and the Monstrous Body,  Thursday, 4 January, 1:45-3:00PM, at Bowery (Sheraton). Presiding: Giorgina Paiell . . .
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MLA Panels and K-SAA Awards Dinner

This year’s MLA convention in New York will host two K-SAA-sponsored panels, due to take place before the K-SAA’s awards dinner and reception. The first panel, “Romantics at Two Hundred: 2018 Reads 1818,” will be held on Friday, 5 January, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM at Central Park East (Sheraton). Papers include: “Hazlitt’s People: 1818 and 2018,” Frances Ferguson (U of Chicago) “Taming Austen: 1817–21 and 2018?,” William H. G . . .
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Brian Rejack on the Bicentennial of Keats’s ‘Negative Capability’ Letter (part 2)

In the second of two posts celebrating the 200th anniversary of Keats’s ‘Negative Capability’ letter, Brian Rejack of the Keats Letters Project looks at the implications of John Jeffrey’s transcription of Keats’s original letter. To view the first part of Rejack’s blog, click here.   And we’re back! During the interval between 21 and 27 December 1817, Keats met William Wordsworth f . . .
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Brian Rejack on the Bicentennial of Keats’s ‘Negative Capability’ Letter (part 1)

This December marks the bicentennial of Keats’s ‘Negative Capability’ letter. Brian Rejack of the Keats Letters Project reflects on this significant Romantic text in a series of 2 blog posts, discussing its composition, transcription and publication history. Keats uses the term negative capability just once—in a letter written across about a week in 1817 (from 21 to 27 December)—but in its afterlife . . .
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