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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

www.friendsofcoleridge.com

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Poets on Poets: Raskin reading Blake and Ginsberg

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This week Romantic Circles' Poets on Poets MP3 Archive features Jonah Raskin, author most recently of American Scream: Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl' and the Making of the Beat Generation, reading both Blake's "Ah! Sun-Flower" and Ginsberg's "Sunflower Sutra."

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CFP(s): Three conferences (2006)

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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
A-V equipment needs, if any
Special needs, if any
CV

All papers are limited to a strict 15 minute reading time.

For more information about CEA, the general conference theme, or other special sessions, please consult the CEA website
http://www2.widener.edu/~cea/index.htm

James Rovira
Rollins College
Winter Park, FL
jamesrovira@yahoo.com

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Travel, Tourism, and Resorts
27th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY STUDIES ASSOCIATION
Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland, March 16-18, 2006

Tourism and the rise of resorts reflect nineteenth-century economic, social, and cultural developments which brought about increased time for leisure, sport, entertainment, and vacation activities beyond prescribed hours of "work." While both the nature of the Grand Tour (formally restricted to the wealthy) and desirable destinations for travel evolved over time, sport, leisure, and vacation activities also extended to various levels of society: resort businesses boomed, exotic locales drew tourists, advances in transportation opened new destinations, and tourism became an attractive and widespread diversion. Other travel, however, was inspired by the desire to map space, to explore new
territories and gather species of plants or animals there, to engage in missionary work or to study other peoples, to flee famines, and to migrate to a new home. Travel and tourism altered conceptions of home, nation, and progress as people adapted to (or even resisted) the demands and/or pleasures of their journeys and destinations.

For our 27th Annual Conference, NCSA encourages proposals that explore the meanings of travel, tourism, and resorts from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

Travels through time and space
Travel of the mind/inward
Travel companions/solitary or group travelers
The laws of travel
Economies/Business of travel
Travel destinations-city/walking/boat tours
Tours/Travels with children
Mysterious, quiet, indiscreet travelers
Traveling spectacles
Traveling secrets
Journeys East or West/home or abroad
The Middle Passage
Means/Modes of Travel
Travel innovations and progress
Traveling artists, preachers, teachers, & librarians
The distance we've traveled
Migration, immigration, emigration
Getaways and hideaways
Resort architecture; architecture of sport & leisure
Architectural sites as travel destination
Representation of travel in art & literature
Representation of sport and leisure in art/lit

Papers may come from the fields of architecture, art history, ethnic or race studies, history, literature, medicine, museum or library studies, music, or the social sciences. NCSA was founded to promote interdisciplinarity; proposals which approach the theme of the conference from an interdisciplinary basis are especially encouraged.

The conference will be held in Salisbury, on Maryland's Eastern shore, within thirty minutes of the Chesapeake Bay to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Plans to tour 19th century sites in Berlin, Maryland, and the summer resort of Ocean City, Maryland (founded 1875), are in development.

Direct flights serve Salisbury from Charlotte, NC and Philadelphia, PA.

Proposals should consist of a one-page, single-spaced abstract (12-point font), with the title of the paper and author as heading; the paper must be able to be presented within 20 minutes. Proposals should be accompanied by a one- to two-page vita. Please send materials to both Program Directors, Heidi Kaufman and Lucy Morrison. The deadline for submissions is October 14, 2005. Acceptances will be sent by mid-December, 2005.

Email: kaufman@udel.edu and lxmorrison@salisbury.edu
Post: Heidi Kaufman, 212 Memorial Hall, University of Delaware,
Newark, DE 19716; Lucy Morrison, English Department, Salisbury
University, 1101 Camden Avenue,
Salisbury, MD 21801
Fax: Kaufman 302-831-1586 / Morrison 410-548-2142

Further information about registration and accommodations will be available in the Fall from Local Arrangements Director Lucy Morrison (contact details above).

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Call for Papers:
Romantic Spectacle Conference
7-9 July, 2006
Roehampton University, London
Centre for Research in Romanticism, Roehampton University, London
in association with The Centre for Romantic Studies, University of
Bristol, UK

Speakers: John Barrell, Iain McCalman, Anne Janowitz, Saree Makdisi, Peter Otto.

The conference will explore the visualization of literature and culture in the Romantic period.
Themes:
The 'spectacularization' of politics and power
Ornamentalism, exoticism and empire
Theatre, theatricality, performance and display
Science, exhibition and demonstration
The sublime imagination in art and literature
New technologies of spectacle
Commerce and display
War, militarism and pageantry
The violent gaze
Caricature, cartoons and satire
Scopophilia, life writing and confession
Monumentalism and the historical imagination
Invisibility
Publication
A selection of conference papers will be published in a special issue
of Romanticism on the Net in 2007.

Conference Committee
Ian Haywood (Roehampton),
Susan Matthews (Roehampton),
Nick Groom (Bristol),
John Halliwell (Secretary, Bristol).

Call for Papers

The conference committee invite abstracts for 20 minute papers exploring the visualization of culture in the Romantic period. Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted electronically to romantic-studies@bristol.ac.uk in the body of an email or as an attachment in .doc or .pdf format. Please include institutional affiliation and position in the body of the text. Deadline for submission 16 January, 2006.

Further information will be available at
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/romanticstudies/events/romanticspectacle.html
Enquiries can be addressed to I.Haywood@roehampton.ac.uk
John Halliwell,
Research Assistant,
Centre for Romantic Studies,
Department of English,
University of Bristol.
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http://www.bristol.ac.uk/romanticstudies

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Poets on Poets: Halsey Reading Beddoes

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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:

The moon doth mock and make me crazy,
And midnight tolls her horrid claim
On ghostly homage. Fie, for shame!
Deaths, to stand painted there so lazy.
There's nothing but the stars about us,
And they're no tell-tales, but shine quiet:
Come out, and hold a midnight riot,
Where no mortal fool dare flout us:
And, as we rattle in the moonlight pale;
Wanderers shall think 'tis the nightingale.

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Poets on Poets: Monk reading Beddoes

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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

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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. The Committee's guidelines for electronic editions were first published in 2004 as part of a major revision of the Committee's editorial guidelines; see also Burnard, O'Keefe, and Unsworth, Electronic Textual Editing, MLA/TEI, forthcoming 2006). Previously, the Archive was the recipient of the MLA's Prize for a Distinguished Scholarly Edition, 2003.

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Poets on Poets: Collier Reading Clare

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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

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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

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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.

Kelsall's extensive work in Byron studies included his important 1987 book, Byron’s Politics (awarded the Elma Dangerfield Prize) and numerous essays, articles, and lectures on Byron and Romanticism. His extensive publications also include editions of works by William Congreve, Sarah Fielding, John Cam Hobhouse, Thomas Otway, J. M. Synge, and Joseph Trapp. His most recent books are Jefferson and the Iconography of Romanticism: Folk, Land, Culture and the Romantic Nation (Macmillan, 1999) and Literary Representations of the Irish Country House: Civilisation and Savagery under the Union (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).

In addition to his distinguished career at Cardiff, Kelsall has also been a visiting scholar and professor at the following institutions: University of Paris VII; University of Hiroshima; Charles University, Prague; University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of Glasgow; and the International Center for Jefferson Studies.

Please join us at the University of Delaware for this 6th Annual Marchand Memorial Lecture.

Charles E. Robinson, Executive Director
Byron Society of America
c/o English Department
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
robinson@udel.edu

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