Undoubtedly, the events relating to the COVID-19 pandemic have had a devastating impact on our personal and professional lives. Romanticists, ever daring to carve the silver lining out of stormy weather, wanted to do something about it. Our latest interview is with Jonathan Mulrooney and Emily Rorhbach for their community-building endeavor of “Romanticism in the Meantime.” Joined together by Romanticists all across the globe, Emily and Jonathan drew our community together, bonded, and discussed everything Romanticism. They also collated a lovely list of delectable thematically-inspired cocktails (see a sample recipe below!). Check out the full interview here.
We at the K-SAA Communications team thank Jonathan and Emily for taking the time to discuss the crests and troughs of their project, a decided “labor of love” for both. Interviewers include Amy Wilcockson, Mariam Wassif and Victoria Barnett-Woods (all Communications Fellows for the 21-22 year), and Anna Mercer, the K-SAA Communications director. We don’t know what will happen next for this project, but “in the meantime,” enjoy this recipe!
Cocktail Recipe: “The Parish Register” (formerly Ward 8)*
2 ounces rye whiskey
1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 ounce orange juice, freshly squeezed
2 teaspoons grenadine
Garnish: 2 or 3 speared cherries
Directions: Shake the rye whiskey, lemon juice, orange juice and grenadine with ice; then strain into a chilled cocktail glass
Emily Rorhbach is Assistant Professor of English at Durham University, author of Modernity’s Mist: Romanticism and the Poetics of Anticipation.
Jonathan Mulrooney is Professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, author of Romanticism and Theatrical Experience: Kean, Hazlitt, and Keats in the Age of Theatrical News.