Call for Applications: Communications Fellows for the K-SAA, 2021/22

By Emily Paterson-Morgan

The K-SAA is inviting applications for three fellowships. The fellowships are: two Communications Fellows and one Keats-Shelley Journal+ Fellow (details here).

These fellows will be in post for a period of one year, beginning August 1 2021.

To apply: please send an academic CV and personal statement (1 page) explaining why you are best placed to undertake the duties below to mercera1@cardiff.ac.uk by July 1 2021. Please indicate in your application which fellowship you wish to apply for.

Fellows will be awarded an honorarium for their time of $1,000 USD. Working hours and tasks will be flexible in order to ensure a balance alongside other work commitments.

Applicants should be a postgraduate or early-career researcher, have a strong interest in Romantic literature, and should have previously used social media for academic/professional purposes. They will be able to demonstrate their ability to write and edit academic blog content similar to what is currently presented on the K-SAA Blog. Experience using WordPress and editing websites is desirable. We’d especially like to hear from applicants who have ideas about how expand our community on Twitter and Facebook. This is a highly collaborative post and you will also work closely with the other …read more

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Promotional Offer: Complete Poetry of Shelley, Volume VII

By Emily Paterson-Morgan

An announcement to BARS members from Nora Crook and Neil Fraistat, General Editors:

Johns Hopkins University Press is offering a 30% discount to UK and EU customers for a limited period (until 30 September 2021) for Volume 7 of the Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley, just out in the US, due to be published in Europe on 29 June 2021. Details of how to take advantage of this offer are below. You can order by post, phone, or email from the UK distributor, Wiley, but it isn’t possible to order on-line.

The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley
Volume 7
edited by Nora Crook
Neil Fraistat and Nora Crook, General Editors
European publication 29th June 2021 – Johns Hopkins University Press
1040 pages, ISBN: 9781421437835 £103.50/€124.20

Available at a special discount of 30% off the RRP (£72.45/€86.94 – postage, packing and local taxes extra), when purchasing direct from Johns Hopkins University Press only.

c/o John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Distribution Centre, 1 Oldlands Way, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO22 9NQ, UK Tel: +44 (0) 1243 843291 Email: cs-books@wiley.co.uk

Please quote JPBS to obtain 30% discount. Offer expires 30th September 2021.

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Dialogues and Receptions

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By Emily Paterson-Morgan

BARS Digital Events, 17th June

This roundtable traces the conversations and legacies surrounding Romantic writers such as William Blake, Percy Shelley, William Hazlitt, Alexander Pope, Mary Shelley and Lord Byron. These speakers shed new light on these writers, often by looking at the nexus of connections and influences between these individuals.

Our speakers include Bysshe Inigo Coffey (Newcastle University), Daniela Farkas (The Pennsylvania State University), Eleanor Booty (Durham University), and Octavia Cox (University of Nottingham).

Register for tickets here

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Five Questions: Daniel Cook on Walter Scott and Short Fiction

By Matthew Sangster

Daniel Cook is Reader in English Literature at the University of Dundee. His research interests include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, book history, authorship and appropriation studies, the gothic and the fantastical, the history of the novel, poetic genres, and Scottish and Irish writing more broadly. He has worked extensively on authors including Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, Mary Shelley James Hogg and William Wordsworth. His first monograph, Thomas Chatterton and Neglected Genius, 1760-1830, was the subject of the first BARS Five Questions interview. In the past twelve months, he has published two new monographs: Reading Swift’s Poetry (with Cambridge University Press) and Walter Scott and Short Fiction (with Edinburgh University Press). We discuss the second of these books below.

1) How did you first become interested in Walter Scott?

I first read Scott as an undergraduate, about twenty years ago. On an introduction to fiction course we looked at Redgauntlet, with a particular focus on one of Scott’s best inset stories, “Wandering Willie’s Tale”. The form of the book fascinated me, perhaps more than the characters, at the time. That said, the minor villain Dan Cooke has …read more

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BARS Stephen Copley Research Award Scheme – additional funding

By Anna Mercer

The BARS committee has officially extended its support of its Stephen Copley Research Award Scheme with the creation of an additional funding round in any given year. Beginning in December 2021, there will be two separate rounds each June and December.

The Copley bursary scheme has long attracted strong applications from across the world, and we are delighted to be in a position to fund even more projects.

BARS bursary officer, Daniel Cook says,

The committee’s ongoing support of the scheme is testament to our commitment to postgraduate and early career scholars in Romantic Studies. It’s a great honour to administer these awards on behalf of BARS – the research outlined in the applications is consistently strong, vibrant and timely. As well as raising the number of awards we can fund each year, we have endeavoured to make the scheme as inclusive as possible, to better reflect the makeup of our community. As ever, we warmly welcome advice and feedback on these and other issues. The scheme now covers the costs of childcare, among other things, so that researchers can find valuable time to explore archives. Now more than ever, this scheme offers a real boon to the pursuit of …read more

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#Shelley200: Epipsychidion Roundtable Recording

By Emily Paterson-Morgan

We are delighted to present the recording of our first #Shelley200 event, an Epipsychidion roundtable chaired by Dr Bysshe Inigo Coffey and featuring Dr Will Bowers, Professor Stuart Curran, Professor Michael Rossington, and Dr Valentina Varinelli.

This event was livestreamed on 20th May 2021 and includes an open Q&A with the audience following our speakers’ brilliant discussion of the poem, first published anonymously in May 1821. Along with the recording, we are pleased to include a summary of the event composed by Shelley Conference Postgraduate Helper, Laura Blunsden. More here.

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Invitation from the John Thelwall Society

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By Emily Paterson-Morgan

The John Thelwall Society invites you to our 10th Anniversary AGM and plenary lecture, on Zoom, Monday June 7, from 12:30-2:30 p.m. EST (early evening in the UK and Europe; morning in central and western North America; and with apologies to the antipodes where it will sadly be ungodly middle-of-the-night). After the disruptions of recent months, we are celebrating survival and revival, and this event is open to all. The AGM will invite discussion of plans for collaboration, a new web presence and publication for our Society, and a breakout event (virtual, live and/or hybrid) to showcase the same.

There will be a prize for the best Thelwall mask, and toasts to introduce our main act, a plenary lecture by our new European coordinator, Christoph Houswitschka: “‘We must divide it into small parts’: Identity in Thelwall’s Concept of Citizenship”

The meeting will be hosted by John Bugg at Fordham University. Click here for the Zoom link.

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BARS Digital Events: ‘State of the Arts’ Recording Now Online

By Anna Mercer

Our latest event recording is now available to watch.

Our speakers were Laura Engel (Duquesne University), Ian Haywood (University of Roehampton), Jill Heydt-Stevenson (University of Colorado), Alison O’Byrne (University of York), and Kacie Wills (Illinois College). The session was chaired by Maureen McCue (Bangor University) and Sophie Thomas (Ryerson University).

Read more about this event here, and watch the video below!

Our next event is ‘Dialogues and Receptions’ on 17 June. Book tickets here.

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IMPERIAL MATERIAL: NAPOLEON’S LEGACY IN CULTURE, ART, AND HERITAGE, 1821–2021

By Emily Paterson-Morgan

Online Workshop, 3rd September 2021

Napoleon Bonaparte died exactly two hundred years ago on a small island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. He had spent the last six years of his life in exile on St Helena, removed from political and military power, in the unusual situation of being able to try to shape and preserve his own posthumous legacy. He was, in a way, phenomenally successful. Napoleon is an instantly recognisable name to this day, and despite growing efforts in recent years to critically revise his reputation and highlight his role in issues such as the reinstatement of slavery, he has largely managed to escape the same level of historical censure as other infamous military dictators. This is perhaps partly because his name has become such an adaptable brand, standing for an entire era of people, places, and events, as well as a full two centuries’ worth of art, craft, and consumer commodities. While other events marking the bicentenary of Napoleon’s death have weighed his contributions to legislative, political, and military reform, less work has been done to confront his vast material, visual, and cultural legacy.

Napoleon’s death in 1821 prompted a frenzy of creation and circulation of materials …read more

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BARS Digital Events: State of the Arts

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By Anna Mercer

Thursday 27 May, 5pm BST

Scholars of British Romantic literature have become increasingly attentive to the material and cultural contexts inhabited by the period’s authors. This roundtable will showcase some of the innovative work being undertaken in this field for The Edinburgh Companion to Romanticism and the Arts. Each participant will offer a five-minute presentation of their chapter, organized around a key image, allowing plenty of time for discussion about how visual studies have reshaped how we approach and understand the boundaries between print and visual culture in the period.

Our speakers will include Laura Engel (Duquesne University), Ian Haywood (University of Roehampton), Jill Heydt-Stevenson (University of Colorado), Alison O’Byrne (University of York), and Kacie Wills (Illinois College). The session will be chaired by Maureen McCue (Bangor University) and Sophie Thomas (Ryerson University).

Book your free ticket here.

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