Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Fourth Bicentennial John Keats Conference
John Keats, 1817: Moments, Meetings, and the Making of a Poet

A Three-Day Keats Foundation Conference at Keats House, Hampstead, London

19-21 May 2017

 

Keynote Speakers

Kelvin Everest
Theresa M. Kelley

Guest of Honour

Greg Kucich

The Keats Foundation is delighted to announce its fourth bicentenary conference, John Keats, 1817: Moments, Meetings, and the Making of a Poet, to be held at Keats House, Hampstead, Friday 19th to Sunday 21st May 2017.

So many important things happened in 1817 for John Keats, from his decision to quit medicine and the momentous publication of Poems to his seeing the Elgin Marbles, meeting Isabella Jones, writing his ‘Negative Capability’ letter and finishing Endymion just as the first of Blackwood’s attacks on the ‘Cockney School’ began. As 1817 drew to a close Keats was at the ‘Immortal Dinner’ in Haydon’s painting room. Much that influenced Keats’s later writings and literary relationships was put in motion during this eventful year.

Please project papers on any aspect of Keats’s writings, life and literary relationships in 1817 and beyond. A bicentenary focus 1817-2017 would be helpful, but all paper proposals on John Keats and his circle will be welcomed.

 

Call for Papers!

Twenty-minute papers are now invited on all aspects of ‘John Keats, 1817: Moments, Meetings, and the Making of a Poet’—in his poetry, letters, manuscripts, life, and posthumous reputation (myths and memoirs; biographies; critical reception; creative afterlives and legacies – poetry, painting, imagined lives). Papers will also be welcomed in relation to his circle of friends, including (but not limited to) Fanny Brawne, Charles Brown, Lord Byron, Charles Cowden Clarke, William Hazlitt, John and Leigh Hunt, Isabella Jones, John Hamilton Reynolds, Joseph Severn, Percy and Mary Shelley. Keats’s first collection of poems was published in March 1817 and on the bicentennial of this momentous event we would welcome papers on Keats’s books (his own, those he read, those he published, and other variations); his publishers; the book trade, Romantic book making and books as material objects; and also on Keats the reviewer and reviews of Keats.

For obvious reasons, all papers should have a significant Keats dimension.

Lectures and papers will be presented in the spacious Nightingale Room adjacent to Keats House. We anticipate leisurely walks to explore the Keatsian locality, Hampstead Heath, and Leigh Hunt’s Vale of Health. For further information about Keats House, please visit https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/…/keats-…/Pages/default.aspx
Please submit 200 word paper proposals to keatsconferences@gmail.com – don’t miss the deadline for paper proposals on 15 March 2017.

Registration will open on 20 March 2017. Our aim has been to keep this as simple as is practically possible, and we have kept the costs of attending this year as low as possible. The registration fees set out below cover administrative overheads, teas, coffees, wine reception and so on, for the duration of the conference, as well as the conference dinner on Saturday, 20th May.

To postgraduate students and unwaged we offer a concession fee. Lunches and dinners will be improvised at local pubs and restaurants, and are not covered by the conference fee. Overnight accommodation during the conference is wholly at the discretion of participants.

Early paper proposals and booking are recommended. If you have significant funding deadlines please alert us to these.

 

Registration

The 2017 registration rates are confirmed as follows:

£130 for the full conference, including a one-year Supporter’s subscription for the Keats Foundation, valid from 1 June 2016.

£100 for the full conference for existing Keats Foundation supporters in year 2016-17.

For postgraduates and unwaged, we offer a full conference concessionary rate of £70, including a one-year Supporter’s subscription for the Keats Foundation, valid from 1 June 2016.

£45 for the full conference for existing p-g/uw Keats Foundation supporters in year 2015-16.

Day rates to attend the conference will be released closer to the date of the conference in May.

Full details about how to become a Keats Foundation supporter (actual cost £25.00+£3.00 processing fee) now can be found at http://keatsfoundation.com/support/

Please note that all payments via PayPal will be subject to an additional £3.00 administration charge. Details of how to pay the registration fee by PayPal will be released closer to the date of registration in mid-March. Alternatively you can pay by sterling cheque only made out to ‘Keats Foundation’, and mailed to John Keats Conference, School of English, University of St Andrews, KY16 9AR Scotland UK.

The Keats Foundation is a Registered Charity in the UK (No. 1147589).

 

 

Preliminary Announcement

The Keats Foundation’s bicentennial Keats Conference 2017 will be from Friday 18 – Sunday 20 May 2017. 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Kelvin Everest (Liverpool)
  • Theresa M. Kelley (Wisconsin)
  • Greg Kucich (Notre Dame)

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Photographs from the conference ‘Keats in London; Keats out of Town’, 20-22 May 2016 at Keats House

 

Conference

Conference participants

Dandy Chargers

The Dandy Chargers on their velocipedes

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Learning to ride a Regency velocipede

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Enjoying the wine reception on a sunny evening

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Conference in session: the audience

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Conference in session: speaker

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Keats House

‘Keats in London; Keats out of Town’

20-22 May 2016 at Keats House, Hampstead

The Keats Foundation

(Registered Charity: 1147589)

Guest of Honour: Professor Michael O’Neill

Programme

Friday 20 May 2016.

2pm REGISTRATION Keats House, The Nightingale Room, and WELCOME.

 2.45pm – 3.45pm: LECTURE 1: Grant F. Scott (Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania), ‘Keats’s American Ode’

3.45pm: Coffee / Tea

 4.15pm – 5:45pm: PANEL 1: Keats, Women, and Wentworth Place

Heidi Thomson (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand): ‘As from the darkening gloom a silver dove’: Keats, Women, and Resilience

Sarah Wootton (Durham University): Placing the Poet in Jane Campion’s Bright Star

Kenneth Page (Keats House, Hampstead): Wentworth Place

6pm WINE RECEPTION

Saturday 21 May 2016. The Nightingale Room.

9.30am – 11.00am: PANEL 2: Keats in and out of Town

Rico Brown (Independent Scholar): Locating Keats’ ‘Mazy Mist’

Hrileena Ghosh (University of St. Andrews): ‘This treeless affair’: Keats, Waddington and Margate

Ellen Nicholls (University of Sheffield): ‘[T]o Write, and Plunge into Abstract Images’: Escaping the Pains of the Sick Room

11am: Coffee / Tea

11:30am – 1.00pm: PANEL 3: Keats, London, and Theatricality

Jonathan Mulrooney (College of the Holy Cross): Keats’s Theatrical Urn

Greg Kucich (University of Notre Dame): “An Era in My Existence”: Keats, the Vale of Health, and the Gentle Gendering of Cockney Coteries

Richard Marggraf Turley (Aberystwyth University): Keats on Two Wheels

1pm: The Dandy Chargers: A demonstration on nineteenth-century velocipedes (‘The nothing of the day is a machine called the Velocipede…’).

1.20pm: LUNCH

2.00pm – 3.00pm:  Lecture 2: Fiona Stafford (Oxford University), ‘Keats, Shoots and Leaves’

3.00pm – 4:30pm: PANEL 4: Keats and the Senses  

Mark Sandy (Durham University): ‘Through the Fields of Air’: Breathing in Keats’s Poetic Spaces

Anne-Lise François (University of California, Berkeley): “O bloomiest!”: Seasonable Months, Warming Skies

Carly Stevenson (University of Sheffield): ‘Touch has a memory’: Keats’s dead hands and living letters

4.30pm: Coffee / Tea

5.00pm – 6.15pm: PANEL 5: Islands

Jane Darcy (University College London): Keats and the Isle of Wight

Meiko O’Halloran (Newcastle University): Keats at Fingal’s Cave

Angus Graham-Campbell (Eton College): John Keats’s Islands

6.15pm – 7.30pm: PANEL 6: Place and no Place

Stacey McDowell (St John’s College, Cambridge): Keats, Clarke and Reading ‘here and there’

Yasir Al-Jumaili (University of Sheffield): The Representations of Nothingness as a Place in Keats’s Poetry

Peter Phillips (Independent Scholar): Pent and penned: from Southwark’s strife to Enfield’s fields

7.45 pm. CONFERENCE DINNER at Freemasons Arms

 

Sunday 22 May 2016. The Nightingale Room

 9.30am – 11.15am: PANEL 7: Influences

Eleanor Fitzsimons (Independent Scholar): Wilde about Keats

Tim Fulford (De Montfort University): Surprised by Boy: The Influence of Keats on Wordsworth in 1819

Marie Michlova (Charles University in Prague): Lockhart: Too bad to be True?

Chris Murray (Durham University): Keats’s Urn, Lamb’s Tea-Set, and London Fashion

11.15am: Coffee/Tea

11.45am – 12:45am: Lecture 3: Michael O’Neill (Durham University), ‘‘The End and Aim of Poesy’: Keats and Shelley in Dialogue’

12.45pm: LUNCH

1.45pm – 3pm: PANEL 8: Sculptures, Antiquity, and Touch

Alexandra Paterson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): ‘Natural Sculptures’ on Keats’s Scottish Walking Tour

Julia Tejblum (Harvard University): ‘A most dizzy pain’: The Symptomatic Viewer in Keats’s Poetry of Antiquity

Michael Allen (Harvard University): “A Distant Idea of Proximity”: Keats’s Textual Sociability

3pm: Coffee / Tea

 3.30.pm – 4.45pm: PANEL 9: Romance and the Past

Richard Berkeley (Independent Scholar): The Appropriations of Romance in The Eve of St. Agnes

Jun Chen (Shanghai International Studies University): Keats’s Art of Dramatisation: Extradiegetic Narrator, Performance, and Metalepsis in The Eve of St. Agnes

Emily Rohrbach (University of Manchester): ‘Embowell’d in Winchester’

4.45pm – 5pm: CLOSING REMARKS

 

Downloadable copy of programme: here

Call for Papers

Third Bicentennial John Keats Conference

Keats in London; Keats Out of Town

‘Change of place was always to attract him’

A Three-Day Keats Foundation Conference at Keats House, Hampstead, London

20 – 22 May 2016

 

Keynote Speakers:

Grant F. Scott

Fiona Stafford

 

Guest of Honour

Michael O’ Neill

 

The Keats Foundation is delighted to announce its third bicentenary conference, ‘Keats in London; Keats out of Town’, to be held at Keats House, Hampstead 20-22 May 2016.

Keats was a true ‘Cockney’, born within earshot of Bow Bells, and like William Blake he had a Londoner’s knowledge of the streets, lanes and alleys north and south of the River Thames. As a poet Keats wrote at Southwark, Cheapside, Hampstead, and further afield at Margate, Bedhampton, the Isle of Wight, Teignmouth, Oxford, on Mull and at Iona, and amid the Scottish Highlands.

Our conference theme ‘Keats in London; Keats out of Town’ proposes explorations of Keats’s life and creativity at all of these locations and more.

Twenty-minute papers are now invited on all aspects of ‘Keats in London; Keats out of Town’—in his poetry, letters, manuscripts, life, and posthumous reputation (myths and memoirs; biographies; critical reception; creative afterlives and legacies – poetry, painting, imagined lives). Papers on ‘Keats in London; Keats out of Town’ will also be welcomed in relation to his circle of friends, including (but not limited to) Fanny Brawne, Charles Brown, Lord Byron, Charles Cowden Clarke, William Hazlitt, John and Leigh Hunt, Isabella Jones, the Ollier brothers, John Hamilton Reynolds, Joseph Severn, Percy and Mary Shelley, and John Taylor the publisher.

For obvious reasons, all papers should have a significant Keats dimension.

 

Lectures and papers will be presented in the spacious Nightingale Room adjacent to Keats House. We anticipate leisurely walks to explore the Keatsian locality, Hampstead Heath, and Leigh Hunt’s Vale of Health. For further information about Keats House, please visit http://is.gd/UpnG6p .

 

Please submit 200 word paper proposals to keatsconference2016@gmail.com. Please ensure that your proposal is headed with your paper title, your name, institutional affiliation, and an email contact address. Deadline for paper proposals has now been extended to 1 April 2016, so please send proposals as soon as possible!

 

Registration will open on 20 March 2016. Our aim has been to keep this as simple as is practically possible, and we have reduced the costs of attending this year. The registration fees set out below cover administrative overheads, teas, coffees, wine reception and so on, for the duration of the conference.

To postgraduate students and unwaged we offer a concession fee. Lunches and dinners will be improvised at local pubs and restaurants, and are not covered by the conference fee. Overnight accommodation during the conference is wholly at the discretion of participants.

Early paper proposals and booking are recommended. If you have significant funding deadlines please alert us to these.

Registration

The 2016 Registration rates are confirmed as follows:

£118 for the full conference, including a one-year Supporter’s subscription for the Keats Foundation, valid from 1 June 2016.

£90 for the full conference for existing Keats Foundation Supporter’s in year 2015-16.

For postgraduates and unwaged, we offer a full conference concessionary rate of £68, including a one-year Supporter’s subscription for the Keats Foundation, valid from 1 June 2016.

£40 for the full conference for existing pg/unwaged Keats Foundation supporters in the year 2015-16.

Day rates to attend the conference will be released closer to the date of the conference in May.

Full details about how to become a Keats Foundation supporter now can be found at http://keatsfoundation.com/support/

Supporter status will not affect consideration or acceptance of paper proposals; the decision of the conference directors’ will be final.

Please note that all payments via PayPal will be subject to an additional £3.00 administration charge. Details of how to pay by PayPal will be released closer to the date of registration. Alternatively you can pay by sterling cheque only made out to ‘Keats Foundation’, and mailed to John Keats Conference, School of English, University of St Andrews, KY16 9AR Scotland UK.

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The Keats Foundation is a Registered Charity in the UK (No. 1147589).