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New Mary Shelley letters uncovered

BBC news has reported the discovery of a cache of previously unknown letters by Mary Shelley. The find came while Professor Nora Crook of Anglia Ruskin University was researching the holdings of a public records office in Essex, UK. The discovery of the letters, addressed to Horace Smith and his daughter Eliza, was quite by accident, according to Crook. A brief extract from the BBC article explains Crook's account of the find:

"I had an idea that an anonymous review of a book by Miss Crumpe might be by Mary Shelley."

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Welcome to Romantic Circles 2.0!

Welcome to our completely redesigned and redeveloped website!

We hope you can spend some time with the new site and offer us any feedback you may have. With a database infrastructure undergirded by basic premises of the Semantic Web, the new design offers new ways to explore our expansive content, collected over Romantic Circles’ 17 years. New features include content recommendation, mapping, streaming audio, usage statistics, image galleries and slideshows, and categorized taxonomies that allow users to navigate in customizable ways. On the front page you'll see a slideshow of the newest resources. A sidebar on the left shows media offerings--audio recommendations and a rage could based on the new taxonomy keyword system. In the right sidebar, statistics reveal, for example, the most popular pages searches. A news feed collects blog posts from several relevant blogs (including our own), and a list of CFPs on Romanticism culled and aggregated from U. Penn’s “Calls for Papers” site. Along bottom of the front page is a portal to a brand new section of the site, the Romantic Circles Gallery, edited by Theresa M. Kelley and Richard C. Sha.

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Keats-Shelley Association posts review of recent staged reading of Prometheus Unbound

The Keats-Shelley Association of America has posted a review of a recent staged reading of Percy Shelley's Prometheus Unbound. The performance took place on November 18 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in NYC and was hosted by the Red Bull Theater and the Romanticist Research Group of New York University.

Here is an excerpt from the review:

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New Issue of Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

The most recent issue of the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy is now live at http://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu. Included in this issue is a project by Roger Whitson documenting his experience using process-oriented publishing to teach the expansion of middle-class reading and printing in the nineteenth century alongside the discourse of digital media today.

From the intro:

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New issue of 'RaVoN'

Issue #61 of 'Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net' is now available on the Érudit server.

Guest-edited by Tim Fulford, it is a special issue entitled ‘Coleridge and his Circle: New Perspectives‘. You can find it at:

http://www.erudit.org/revue/ravon/2012/v/n61/index.html?lang=en

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It's Alive! Shelley-Godwin Archive Launched

The Shelley-Godwin Archive, launched on October 31, is now live. The new digital resource comprises the manuscripts of Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.  For the first time ever, the widely scattered manuscripts of England’s “first family of writers” are being brought together in digital form online for worldwide use.

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