In 2021 we were delighted to announce that three K-SAA Communications Fellow positions would be available for the 2021-22 academic year.
These Fellows assist the Director of Communications (Dr Anna Mercer) and the Vice-President (Dr Kate Singer) in engaging with, and creating online content for, academic and non-academic communities interested in the Romantic period – especially those interested in the second generation of Romantic authors. They help to run the K-SAA social media accounts (Twitter and Facebook) and the Blog. A new position, the Keats-Shelley Journal+ Fellow, has also been introduced in 2021. This Fellow will be working with the editor of the journal, Jonathan Mulrooney, serving as liaison between the K-SJ Editorial Team and K-SAA Comms Team. The position will help produce content for the journal’s online presence, including K-SJ+, a platform that will supplement and highlight features from the journal’s print version.
We are delighted to announce that Dr Mariam Wassif and Amy Wilcockson are renewing their Communications Fellowships for second year until July 2022. We’re also excited to welcome the new K-SJ+ Fellow Dr Victoria Barnett-Woods. Read more about their upcoming plans below!
We’d like to thank all those who applied. We received several outstanding applications this year.
The Comms Team would also like to announce a new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do get in touch with questions, comments, or pitches for new blog content!
Dr Vicki Barnett-Woods
I am an early career scholar at Loyola University Maryland where I teach and conduct research in the period recognized as “The Age of Revolutions” (c.1770-c.1840). My research interests are transatlantic in nature, connecting early nineteenth-century England with the larger networks of empire. Though Shelley and Byron were arguably more aesthetically invested in the Mediterranean connections to British identity, it is without question that transatlantic controversy informed their poetic sensibilities. As the new K-SJ+ Fellow, I’m excited to serve as a bridge between the important contributions of the Keats-Shelley Journal and the larger community. My personal interests, as it connects to K-SAA, are connected to how we can serve and uplift the new Romanticists in a swiftly evolving, and increasingly challenging, academic industry. There are substantial opportunities to reach out to doctoral students and ECRs and co-develop strategies with those who will be teaching larger loads, teaching outside of their specialization, and/or who will want to integrate their research into the classroom. I believe in tangible pedagogical application and looking forward to collaborating with the K-SAA community to that end.
Dr Mariam Wassif
A scholar of British and French literature of the long eighteenth century, including Romanticism, I currently teach at the University of Paris 1- Panthéon-Sorbonne. My book manuscript in progress is entitled “Poisoned Vestments”: Rhetoric and Material Culture in England and France, 1660-1820. As Communications Fellow for K–SAA, I’m committed to promoting work by early career scholars, especially scholars of color, and to creating exciting content that can be enjoyed by both specialists and the wider public. I especially welcome work related to global and decolonial approaches to Romanticism. I hope to help cultivate a supportive community that delights in the literature of the Keats-Shelley circle while expanding our received notions of the Romantic movement. Please get in touch if you’d like to contribute to the series I’m curating, “Romanticism Beyond the Academy” and “Rethinking Romanticism.”
I am a PhD researcher at the University of Nottingham. My thesis focuses on creating an edition of the letters of the neglected Scottish Romantic poet, Thomas Campbell (1777-1844). I am also interested in life-writing and letters in general, canon formation and non-canonical Romantic authors and poets, regional Nottinghamshire writers and literary rebels – which includes, of course, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron! As a K-SAA Communications Fellow, I’m particularly interested in creating a series of blog posts surrounding marginal Romantic figures and those not considered canonical from around the world, including those not usually studied in the USA and UK. I’m also really looking forward to expanding our popular video interview series and speaking to more museums professionals, creatives, and scholars over the next twelve months. I’m very excited to be working with the K-SAA once again and look forward to the exciting year ahead! Please do get in touch with us if you would like to write something for the blog!