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The coming decade will witness a series of bicentennials of great importance not just to students and specialized scholars of the British Romantic period but also to lovers of literature who during these two centuries have demonstrated a continuing enthusiasm for Byron, Keats, and the Shelleys as well as for the cultural and literary circles that radiated around them.
The initial stage of the Romantic Bicentennials project focuses on the first three years of this period, demarcated by the inception of Frankenstein in 1816 and its publication in 1818. In each of these three years, the K-SAA and BSA will cosponsor a number of events, including the first symposium on “Byron, the Shelleys, and the 1816 Geneva Summer,“ as well as “Networked Events” across the cultural field and the globe (e.g., exhibits at museums, libraries, archives, galleries; performing arts venues; locally hosted gatherings of Romanticists, public lectures).
Please see the events calendar for more information. In addition to showcasing events sponsored by the K-SAA and BSA, other events with a bicentennial flavor will appear here as well.
Co-organizersNeil Fraistat and Andrew Stauffer
Steering CommitteeJohn Bugg, Stuart Curran, Elizabeth Denlinger, Peter Graham, Jonathan Gross, Jon Klancher, Marsha Manns, Jack Wasserman, Susan Wolfson
Stuart Curran Symposia Committees2016 Symposium: The Geneva Summer Organizers: Neil Fraistat and Andrew Stauffer
2017 Symposium: Keats’s Emergence as a Poet
Program Committee Chairs: Kate Singer (Mt. Holyoke) and Susan Wolfson (Princeton)
Members: John Bugg (Fordham), William Galperin (Rutgers)
2018 Symposium: The Publication of Frankenstein
Program Committee Chairs: Jerrold Hogle (U Arizona) and Anne Mellor (UCLA)
Members: Alan Bewell (U Toronto), Stuart Curran (U Pennsylvania), Denise Gigante (Stanford), Kevin Gilmartin (Cal Tech), Jan Golinski (U New Hampshire)
Networked Events CommitteeChairs: Jon Klancher (Carnegie-Mellon) and Jon Sachs (Concordia) Members: Marsha Manns, Leslie Morris (Houghton Library), Adriana Craciun (UC Riverside), Nigel Leask (Glasgow), Steve Hindle (Huntington Library), Gillian Russell (Melbourne), Andrew Piper (McGill)
Communication FellowsArden Hegele (Columbia), Craig Stamm (Carnegie Mellon)
HISTORICAL TIMELINE FOR 1816
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April 2, 2016 - April 19, 2024
This is a new series of posts on the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) Blog curated by Anna Mercer (University of York). The series began in July 2015, and was inspired by the popularity on Twitter of the ‘OnThisDay’ hashtag, featured by the Romanticism accounts @1815now and @Wordsworthians. As we reach the bicentenaries of[…]
September 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
2016-2018 Arizona State University Website Current Exhibit: “Frankenstein at 200” Hayden Library, Arizona State University through December 2016 No work of literature has done more to shape the way people imagine science and its moral consequences than Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus, Mary Shelley’s enduring tale of creation and responsibility. The novel’s themes and tropes—such[…]
January 25 - November 15
January — November 2018: six monthly sessions University of Greenwich campus In this series of seminars scheduled for 2018, we will examine a selection of novels published in 1818. Sessions will alternate between well-known and lesser known works, allowing us to place ‘classic’ writers such as Mary Shelley in dialogue with their prolific and popular,[…]
The keynote address for the Lord Byron’s Manfred Symposium (April 20-21) was delivered by the University of Virginia’s John Stewart Bryan Professor, Dr. Jerome McGann. Watch the keynote here and read an exclusive follow-up interview with Dr. McGann on k-saa.org.
By Ana Stevenson The second Romantic Novels 1817 Seminar, which took place on Friday 10 March 2017, welcomed Dr Freya Johnston to the University of Greenwich to explore Thomas Love Peacock’s Melincourt (1817). Dr Johnston is a fellow and lecturer in English at St Anne’s College, Oxford. As the general editor of The Cambridge Edition[…]
As part of the Romantics 200 conference arc of bicentenary events organized by the Keats-Shelley Association of America and the Byron Society of America, the Keats-Shelley Association’s session at next year’s MLA will be on the literary events of 1817 from the perspective of 2017. We invite short papers or detailed proposals for a 20-minute[…]