Poets on Poets: Sadoff reading Blake; Byron MS found

This week, after a short holiday, Romantic Circles' Poets on Poets series publishes Ira Sadoff reading Blake's "London." (Also available via free subscription as a podcast.)

"A librarian at University College London has discovered a previously unknown manuscript version of a poem by Lord Byron during a routine cataloguing session. The 12-line poem was inscribed in the front of a copy of an 1810 edition of The Pleasures of Memory by Samuel Rogers, which had been given to the poet by the author."

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MLA poster sessions

At this year's MLA convention in Washington DC, the Committee on Information Technology is sponsoring a session on tools for electronic scholarship to be held on Thursday, December 29th from 12:00-1:15 pm in Delaware Suite A at the Marriott. Co-organized by Michael Groden and Kenneth Price, the panel is entitled "New Technologies of Literary Scholarly Investigation." It will be structured as an electronic poster session, with five or six presenters stationed at computers around the room demonstrating their projects and speaking informally to whoever stops by.

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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.

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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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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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Poets reading Poets (MP3)

Romantic Circles is delighted to announce the release of Poets on Poets, a major new audio archive devoted to gathering recordings of Romantic-period poems read by contemporary poets. The inaugural readings, just released, include Robert Pinsky reciting Keats's "Ode to a Nightingale." as well as other recitations you can see below. In the preface to the archive, Jerome McGann reflects upon "Recitation Considered as a Fine Art."

New readings will be added weekly, podcast-style, with over 100 forthcoming recordings by poets including Rae Armantrout, Lyn Heninian, Stephen McCaffery, Ira Sadoff, Rachel Blau Du Plessis, Charles Bernstein, Stanley Plumly, Molly Peacock, Cleopatra Mathis, and Rod Mengham.

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Exhibit at NYPL: Before Victoria


I thought that readers of the RC Blog would like to know about a special exhibit at the New York Public Library. The information is below.


Patricia A. Matthew
Assistant Professor
Montclair State University

Before Victoria: Extraordinary Women of the British Romantic Era Opens April 8 at The New York Public Library

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