1820: Aesthetics, Politics, and the Legacies of Romanticism, 29 October 2021

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1820: Aesthetics, Politics, and the Legacies of Romanticism: A Stuart Curran Symposium

Postponed from the bicentennial year of 2020; now to be held on Zoom on October 29th, 2021

Zoom link and registration details to be shared soon – check back to k-saa.org or email ksaacomm@gmail.com

9:30 a.m. EST Introductory remarks: Neil Fraistat (Maryland), President of the Keats-Shelley Association of America

9:45-11:15 a.m. EST

On Keats’s Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and Other Poems

Elizabeth Fay (University of Massachusetts), Feeling Snaky: Fantasms, Potheads, and the Object of Desire

Olivia Moy (CUNY), “Dulcísima Isabel!” “Mi adorada Fanny”: Julio Cortázar’s 1820 Keats

Karen Swann (Williams), “stubborn and volatile”:  Keats’s Angelus

11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. EST

On Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound with Other Poems

Julie Camarda (Rutgers), Shelley’s “Uncommunicated Lightning”

Yohei Igarashi (Connecticut), The Calculating Principle: Indexing Shelley

William Keach (Brown), The Politics of Hope, Shelley, 1820

2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EST

After 1820 : On the afterlives and reverberations of 1820 

Bakary Diaby (Skidmore), After Breaking the Period

Lindsey Eckert (Florida State), Keats and Book Historical Poetics

Eric Eisner (George Mason), Recent American Poetry after Keats (and vice versa)

Emily Sun (Barnard), Isabella’s Echoes

Orrin Wang (Maryland), Keats, Shelley, and the Parallax View

4:00-4:30 EST Virtual Tour of the Houghton Library exhibition “1820: Keats, Shelley & Their World”

4:30-5:30 p.m. EST Poetry readings and discussion of Romantic legacies by Maureen McLane and Vidyan Ravinthiran