Keats-Shelley Association Events at MLA 2017

Sonia Hofkosh, a Director of the Keats-Shelley Association of America, posted the following news item on the NASSR listserv on 27 October 2016:

Dear Romanticist Colleagues and Friends,

117_2_shelley_relics_24-jpg350x428-114590273I write with news about the Keats-Shelley Association events at MLA in Philadelphia, including the KSAA panel (organized by Susan Wolfson as part of the Romantic Bicentennials Project) and information about the KSAA cash bar & annual awards dinner, which this year will honor Distinguished Scholars Pamela Clemit and William Galperin, as well as recipients of the KSAA Best Essay Award and the Pforzheimer Research Grants. We hope many of you will join us for this celebration of our intellectual community. You can go to the KSAA website, linked below, to reserve your seat(s) at the dinner. I am happy that we are again able to offer a reduced price for graduate students and contingently employed faculty, so I hope scholars at all stages of their careers will feel welcome to participate. Below you will also find a link to information about an exciting special session organized by Pamela Clemit.

I will, of course, send reminders about the awards dinner as time passes, but if you plan to attend, I encourage you to reserve your seat(s) soon. Let me know if you have any questions.

With warm regards,
Sonia Hofkosh

Saturday, 7 January
Romantics 200: 2017 Reads 1817
3:30–4:45 p.m., 110A, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Program arranged by the Keats-Shelley Association of America
Presiding: Susan J. Wolfson, Princeton Univ.
1. “1817: The Year without Habeas Corpus,” Gary R. Dyer, Cleveland State Univ.
2. “‘Atrocious Calumny’ or ‘Liberal Criticism’? Reviewing Biographia in 1817,” Charles Waite Mahoney, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs
3. “1817: The Birth of the Cockney,” Christine Marie Woody, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Respondent: William H. Galperin, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

KSAA Annual Awards Dinner
Saturday 7 January 2017
Cash Bar open to all 5:30-7pm
Dinner by reservation 7pm-9:30
Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
21 N. Juniper St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Pamela Clemit’s Special Session:

Thursday 5 January
Reloading the Romantic Canon: New Texts and Contexts from Godwin, Shelley, and Hazlitt
1:45-3:00 p.m., 104B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
A Special Session
Presiding: Pamela Clemit, Queen Mary University of London
1. “The Signal of Regard: William Godwin’s Correspondence Networks,” Pamela Clemit, Queen Mary University of London
2. “Poetical Essay on the Existing State of Things: A Newly Recovered Poem by Shelley and its Contexts,” Michael Rossington, University of Newcastle
3. “William Hazlitt and his Liber Amoris: Letters to Peter George Patmore,” Charles E. Robinson, University of Delaware
For further details, including abstracts, click here.