August 2005

Blake Archive Receives MLA's CSE Approval

The William Blake Archive is pleased to announce that the Archive has been designated an Approved Edition by the Modern Language Association. This is the first time the organization has awarded its "seal" to an electronic edition. The MLA's Committee on Scholarly Editions has been fostering rigorous editorial standards for printed editions since 1976. David V. Erdman's Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake received the MLA seal in 1981.

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Poets on Poets: Collier Reading Clare

This week's addition to Romantic Circles' Poets on Poets MP3 archive: Michael Collier, Professor of English at the University of Maryland and director of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Middlebury College, reads two poems by John Clare.

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Poets on Poets: Bauer Reading Keats

Curtis Bauer, winner of the 2003 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry and co-director of the Writing Studio at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, reads Keats's "To Autumn"--the MP3 is now available at Romantic Circle's Poets on Poets site.

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Malcolm Kelsall to give Marchand Lecture

The Byron Society of America is pleased to announce that Professor MALCOLM M. KELSALL, from Cardiff University, will deliver the 6th Annual Leslie A. Marchand Memorial Lecture at the University of Delaware on Friday, 30 September 2005, at 4:00 p.m., in Room 127 Memorial Hall. The lecture will be "The Delirium of the Brave: Byron and the United Irishman."

A reception for all in attendance will follow from 5:15 until approximately 7:30 p.m. Those planning to attend should RSVP. Those seeking directions to the University of Delaware may email or call me for information.

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KSAA Research Awards

As in previous years, The Keats-Shelley Association of America will award two Carl H. Pforzheimer Jr. Research Grants of $2,500 each this year to advanced graduate students, independent scholars, or untenured faculty members pursuing research on British Romanticism and literary culture between 1789 and 1832, with preference given to projects involving authors and subjects featured in the Keats Shelley Journal Bibliography. The deadline is 1 November 2005.

Conference: Romantic Correspondence(s)


A one-day conference held by the centre for regional cultures, School of English Studies, University of Nottingham and the School of English, Nottingham Trent Unviersity, in Association with Newstead Abbey and the Midlands Romantic Seminar.

In the past decade and a half, scholarship on late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century writing has highlighted both the narrowness of traditional conceptions of Romanticism’ and the possibilities inherent in activities such as expanding the canon and rehistoricising authors, texts and contexts. In so doing, the multiple correspondences and connections of romantic period culture are finally starting to be revealed.

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