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Byron Lecture: Metropolitan Museum NY

At 11:00 A.M., on November 15, in New York, a lecture will be given at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on "The Death of Sardanapalus and The Cult of Byron." The lecture is one of a series on "Romantic Masters." Tickets are $22.00.

Further information on the entire series may be found at:
http://www.metmuseum.org/events/ev_cl_program.asp?EventId={899A2174-CD64-48B6-A1FF-963189A2B74E}

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Coleridge Portraits online

Portraits of Coleridge Exhibition - 14 October to 31 December 2005

The Friends of Coleridge Website is currently hosting a small virtual exhibition of Coleridge portraits which are on temporary virtual loan by kind permission of the National Portrait Gallery, Dove Cottage, and Jesus College Cambridge.

The interesting feature is an arrangement showing the original 1804 Northcote portrait alongside two other versions of it.

Paul Cheshire
Friends of Coleridge Website

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CFP(s): Three conferences (2006)

Call for Papers: The 37th Annual College English Association Conference, San Antonio, TX
April 6-8, 2006. "Reading the Regions/Writing the Regions/Teaching the
Regions."

Panel: Blake's Visionary London

Keeping with the conference theme of "Reading the Regions/Writing the Regions/Teaching the Regions," this panel, "Blake's Visionary London," will focus upon Blake's imaginative reconstruction, critique, and interpretation of the London of his times in his mythological works. Papers reflecting a rigorous and critical historical methodology will be given special consideration.

Please submit your proposal to jamesrovira@yahoo.com by October 15th, 2005. Word, WordPerfect, and .rtf formats accepted.

Paper proposals should include the following information:

Name
Institutional Affiliation (if applicable)
Mailing Address (including zip code)
Phone Number
Email address
Title for the proposed presentation
Abstract of no more than 500 words

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Poets on Poets: Halsey Reading Beddoes

This week, Poets on Poets MP3 archive presents more Beddoes: Alan Halsey reading "Song in the Air." Halsey's edition of the later text of Beddoes's Death's Jest-Book was published by West House Books in 2003, and his several essays on Beddoes's life and work have appeared in various journals and pamphlets.

Here's the poem:

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Poets on Poets: Monk reading Beddoes

This week, Romantic Circles' Poets on Poets MP3 Archive features Geraldine Monk--whose work has appeared in numerous major anthologies including the Oxford Anthology of 20th Century British & Irish Poetry--reading two selections from Thomas Lovell Beddoes: "If thou wilt ease thine heart" and "We do lie beneath the grass."

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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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