By The Keats Letters Project RE: To Benjamin Robert Haydon, 23 Jan 1818; and to John Taylor, 23 Jan 1818
Thora Brylowe (University of Colorado, Boulder); interviewed by Brian Rejack (Illinois State University) …read more
By Anna Mercer
The Executive Committee of the British Association for Romantic Studies is recruiting a new Secretary.
The Secretary is responsible for the organisation and minuting of face to face and on-line Executive meetings, and serving as the first contact point for the Association. They circulate funding applications to the Executive Committee and liaise with applicants. Members of the Executive Committee are expected to attend three meetings (one at the biennial conference) and contribute to one ‘virtual’ meeting in a two-year cycle.
The post does not carry remuneration but it is an excellent opportunity for an early-career Romanticist to gain valuable experience and skills.
Informal enquiries about the role should be directed to the outgoing Secretary, Helen Stark (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications should be made to the President, Ian Haywood (I.Haywood@roehampton.ac.uk) and comprise a CV and a statement (up to 300 words) detailing the applicant’s qualification for the role. The start date is negotiable but no later than June 2018. Deadline for applications: 19 Feb 2018.
British Association for Romantic Studies Early Career and Postgraduate Conference
University of Glasgow, 15–16 June 2018
Keynote Speakers: Professor Gerard Carruthers (University of Glasgow) and Dr Susan Manly (University of St Andrews)
The BARS Early Career and Postgraduate Conference will explore the concept of exchange in Romantic-period literature and thought. It will bring together postgraduate and early-career researchers whose work addresses this idea from a wide range of perspectives: from the economic exchange of objects and commodities, to the transnational circulation of books and ideas, to neglected connections between writers, texts and contexts.
We invite proposals for themed panels, as well as proposals for the traditional individual twenty-minute paper. Applicants might choose to address some of the following, though we also encourage you to interpret the theme more widely:
Please send abstracts of up to 250 words for individual papers or …read more
By Anthony Mandal The new year is ringing in further changes at Romantic Textualities, and in this spirit we are delighted to announce our new Reviews Editor: Barbara Hughes-Moore. Barbara takes on the mantle from Dr Katie Garner, … Continue reading → …read more
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Directed by Donald T. Sanders
The Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center, New York City
A Review by Anna Mercer
The last stage production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein I saw was a wonderful experience. The Royal Opera House’s ballet version of the novel was captivating, and reflected the text’s themes of pursuit and terror with a striking intensity (read my review here). I’m always wary of adaptations of things I love – but after my positive experience at the ballet in London, I decided to go along to ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein‘ when I was visiting New York. This new production by ‘Ensemble for the Romantic Century’ was held in the Pershing Square Signature Center, a lovely venue. But the play itself was a disappointment overall, with only a few redeeming features.
One of the many differences between this play and the ballet was the inclusion of Mary Shelley herself as a character. It is always exciting to hear Mary Shelley’s words read aloud on stage – and in this case it was not just the text of her ‘hideous progeny’, but excerpts from her letters and journals. However there were some strange modifications. The composition of …read more