Following the success of the 2017 Shelley Conference and the 2022 Shelley Conference, the 2024 Shelley Conference will celebrate the bicentenary of the publication of the first collected volume of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poetry, Posthumous Poems, edited by Mary Shelley.

The Shelley Conference will be held in Keats House Museum, London, from 28-29 June 2024.

About the Organisers

Dr Amanda Blake Davis is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Derby. She is preparing her first monograph, Shelley and Androgyny, alongside a postdoctoral project provisionally entitled Shelley’s Trees: Intermedial Ecologies. Since 2019, Amanda has served on the Executive of the British Association for Romantic Studies as a Postgraduate and Early Career Representative, after having served as a Communications Fellow for the Keats-Shelley Association of America from 2018-2019. She has published articles on Shelley in journals including the Keats-Shelley Review and the European Romantic Review, and her article, ‘“Ephemeral are gay gulps of laughter”: P. B. Shelley, Louis MacNeice, and the Ambivalence of Laughter’, won the 2019 English Association Essay Prize.

Dr Andrew Lacey is Senior Research Associate in the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing, Lancaster University, currently working on the Davy Notebooks Project. Prior to this, he worked on the Davy Letters Project, the culmination of which was the publication, in four volumes, of The Collected Letters of Sir Humphry Davy with Oxford University Press in 2020. He assisted on the fourth volume of The Poems of Shelley (Longman Annotated English Poets), and has work on Shelley forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan (a monograph) and Cambridge University Press (a chapter on Shelley and science). He is a former winner of the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association Keats-Shelley Prize.

Dr Merrilees Roberts is a Teaching Associate at Queen Mary, University of London. She is the author of Shelley’s Poetics of Reticence: Shelley’s Shame, published by Routledge in 2020. She has also written on affect theory, on P. B. Shelley’s engagement with philosophies of sympathy, and on Shelley and Byron’s ideas of the Promethean Poet. She is currently interested in theories and practices of eroticism in second-generation Romantic writing, in emotions in the museum, and in connections between Romantic science and aesthetic theory. 

Dr Paul Stephens is an AHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow and a Junior Dean at Lincoln College, Oxford. His research explores the connections between literature and finance during the long eighteenth century (c.1680-1830). He recently completed a DPhil thesis (supported by an AHRC-Sloane Robinson Studentship) that examined the economic thought of Percy Bysshe Shelley. He has published articles on Shelley and Coleridge, and is now preparing a monograph (entitled Shelley and the Economic Imagination) that connects the poet’s economic ideas with his theory of the creative imagination. He teaches Romantic- and Victorian-period literature at Oxford’s Department for Continuing Education.

Advisory Board: Dr Will Bowers (Queen Mary, University of London), Dr Bysshe Inigo Coffey (University of Oxford), Dr Anna Mercer (Cardiff University), Dr Mathelinda Nabugodi (University of Cambridge), and Professor Michael Rossington (Newcastle University).