April 1, 2011 05:00 PM
The Keats-Shelley Association of America is happy to announce an all-day Symposium at Fordham University, May 14, 2011, hosted by the New York City Romanticism Group in association with the KSAA. For more information and to register, please click here.
July 28, 2010 05:00 PM
The Keats-Shelley Association of America extends its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Carol Pforzheimer, a devoted friend and benefactor of this Association for many years. She lived a long and fruitful life, exemplified by a notable generosity of spirit that we, like all who benefited from her solicitude, treasure in memory.
Stuart Curran, President
September 21, 2009 10:30 AM
On 13 September 2009, the Keats-Shelley Association of America hosted a special advance screening of Jane Campion's new film Bright Star (previously discussed here), about the love between John Keats and Fanny Brawne, at the New York Public Library. Following the screening was a special panel of reactions to the movie, featuring Stuart Curran (distinguished professor Emeritus of the University of Pennsylvania and president of the KSAA), Christopher Ricks (William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities and Co-Director of the Editorial Institute, Boston University), Timothy Corrigan (professor of English and Director of Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania) and Susan Wolfson (Professor of English, Princeton University).
Special thanks are due to to several people who helped to facilitate this screening/panel and its recording: Marsha Manns (Director, Keats-Shelley Association of America), Oleg Dubson (Apparition, the film's distributor), Doucet Devin Fischer (Co-editor, Shelley and his Circle) Cheryl Raymond (Manager, Programs, Special Events, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts), Mike Diekmann (Manager of Audio Visual Services New York Public Library for the Performing Arts), Sarah Zimmerman (Associate Professor of English, Fordham University), John Bugg (Assistant Professor of English, Fordham University), Zachary Holbrook (Research Associate, Shelley and his Circle), and Elizabeth Denlinger (Curator, Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, New York Public Library).
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February 16, 2009 08:58 AM
The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association invites applications for the Twelfth Annual Keats-Shelley Prize, sponsored by The Cowley Foundation, The School of English, University of St Andrews, and The Liberal Magazine. There are two competitions, open to all: for an essay and a poem. The essay can be on any aspect of the life or work of John Keats, P. B. Shelley, Mary Shelley or Lord Byron, and should be of 2,000 - 3,000 words, including quotations. Preference will be given to entries showing originality of thought and written in a clear and accessible style. The poem (which may be a narrative) must be original, unpublished and not a parody. It should focus on the theme "Find." It may be of any length up to 50 lines. Prizes will be presented the prizes at the Annual Awards Ceremony in London in October. The closing date for entries is 30th June 2009. For more information see the KSMA Noticeboard at http://www.keats-shelley.co.uk/noticeboard.html.
December 09, 2008 11:18 AM
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March 11, 2008 02:44 PM
In my note Joanna Baillie in New Zealand: Eight New Letters (Keats-Shelley Journal
54  33-42), I included an unsigned 16 August 1813 letter to Mary Berry. The letter was one of a small group held in the Reed Collection of the Dunedin Public Library in New Zealand. A recent reexamination of the letter has convinced me that it was not written by Baillie. The name Joanna Baillie appears on the letter in another hand, and there is much to support this supposition. Baillie and Berry were lifelong correspondents, and the subject matter (concern over Berrys despondency) appears in other Baillie letters. Baillie was traveling in August 1813, and therefore the unidentified place of writing (Combanke) seemed less surprising. However, the handwriting, though quite similar to Baillies own, is not hers.
Who is the author of the letter? All evidence so far points to Baillies and Berrys close friend, the sculptor and author Anne Seymour Damer (1749-1828). Damer, whose classically-inspired busts appear in the Louvre, the Uffizi, and the National Portrait Gallery, was born at Coombe Bank (or Combe Bank), near Sevenoaks, Kent, the seat of Damers mothers family the Campbells. In 1813, Coombe Bank was the property of Damers uncle Lord Frederick Campbell, and it seems all but certain that this is the Combanke of the 1813 letter. The handwriting on a shorter letter at the Dunedin Public Library signed by Damer is a close match to the handwriting on the 16 August 1813 letter.
I hope to examine a few more Damer letters in the near future, in order to confirm this new identification. In the meantime, I offer my sincere regrets for the misattribution. I am just finishing two projects of interest to Baillie scholars: a complete chronology of Baillies letters (for Romantic Circles), and an edition of Further Letters of Joanna Baillie (for Fairleigh Dickinson University Press). Locating and studying the Dunedin letters started me on these two new projects, and they will, I hope, be some recompense for my earlier error.
University of Otago