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The Shelley Conference 2017
September 15Institute of English Studies
‘The Shelley Conference 2017 will be a one-day conference on the work of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley. Providing a conference dedicated to the Shelleys is particularly timely amidst the bicentenary celebrations of the composition of works such as PBS’s ‘Mont Blanc’ and MWS’s Frankenstein in 2016. There will be two keynote talks by Nora Crook and Michael O’Neill, and parallel panels to accommodate up to 32 papers. Abstracts for 20-minute papers should be sent to the organizers by 1 April 2017 (postgraduates welcome). The conference is also interested in considering the task of ‘Editing Shelley’, and discussing the scholarly importance of the comprehensive editions of PBS’s works, which are now well advanced (The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley ed. Donald Reiman, Neil Fraistat and Nora Crook, and The Poems of Shelley ed. Kelvin Everest, G. M. Matthews, Michael Rossington and Jack Donovan). In focusing on both Shelleys, the conference invites discussion on the collaboration of the two authors.