Please find the latest Shelley Conference updates below.
07 July 2022: The Shelley Conference features in the Summer 2022 issue of The Poetry Society‘s ‘Poetry News’ publication.
17 June 2022: Professor Judith Chernaik (The Lyrics of Shelley) will be hosting a poetry reading and discussion on ‘Shelley: A Poet for Our Times’, featuring Shelley Conference advisor Professor Kelvin Everest, Ruth Padel, and George Szirtes at Keats Community Library at 7:30pm BST on 6th July. Call Keats Community Library on Tel: 020 7431 1266 for tickets.
16 June 2022: Shelley Conference Postgraduate Helper, Laura Blunsden, has contributed a special #Shelley200 post on Shelley’s pocket notebook in the Bodleian Library and the significance of its sailboat sketches to the British Association for Romantic Studies Blog, here.
10 June 2022: The recording of our sixth and final #Shelley200 roundtable, ‘Shelley for Our Times’, is now available to watch here. An in-person #Shelley200 ‘Shelley for Our Times’ event will be taking place at Keats House on the eve of the Shelley bicentenary, and can be booked here.
09 April 2022: We are pleased to share a special guest edition of our #Shelley200 interview series today. Postgraduate Helpers Ana Romanelli and Laura Blunsden caught up with acclaimed actor and Shelleyan, Julian Sands, in collaboration with our friends Keats-Shelley House in Rome. Watch the full video interview here.
05 April 2022: Amy Wilcockson of the Keats-Shelley Association of America spoke with Shelley Conference organiser Amanda Blake Davis about the past, present, and future of #Shelley200 and plans for the Shelley Conference in this video interview.
08 February 2022: We share two announcements today: First, the Call for Papers has now closed and we thank everyone who submitted proposals. The Byron Society Call for Papers for a special panel on Shelley and Byron remains open and information is available at the bottom of our Call for Papers page, here. Second, we are delighted to share a new video interview in our #Shelley200 series. Postgraduate Helper Ana Romanelli speaks with Dr Madeleine Callaghan about Shelley’s letters, relationships, and much more, here.
31 January 2022: We are pleased to share the video recording of our #Shelley200 ‘Jane Poems’ roundtable, here. This event featured discussions of Shelley’s last lyrics with Merrilees Roberts, William Keach, Kelvin Everest, and Madeleine Callaghan.
21 December 2021: We are delighted to share details of our two upcoming #Shelley200 Roundtables: The Jane Poems and Shelley and Travel. Booking for both events is available through Eventbrite, and further details are included in the press release below.
20 December 2021: The Byron Society announces a sponsored panel on Byron and Shelley at the Shelley Conference. To submit a paper proposal to this sponsored panel, ‘Snakes and Eagles in 1822’, please visit the Byron Society’s website, here. Further information on the open Call for Papers is available here.
09 December 2021: The recording of our #Shelley200 Shelleyan Fragments Roundtable is now available here. This event featured a discussion of the poet’s prose and poetic fragments with Dr Carlene Adamson, Professor Nora Crook, Dr Mathelinda Nabugodi, and Professor Alan Weinberg.
21 October 2021: The fourth interview in our #Shelley200 series is now available, here. Watch Shelley Conference advisor, Professor Sharon Ruston, speak with PG Helper, Laura Blunsden, about her first encounters with Shelley, science, radicalism, and scandal in the Shelley circle, Shelley and Humphry Davy, and much more.
14 October 2021: We are delighted to share the details of our next two #Shelley200 Roundtables: Shelleyan Fragments and The Jane Poems. Booking for both events is available through Eventbrite, and further information is available in the press release below.
24 September 2021: The third interview in our #Shelley200 series is now available, here. Watch Shelley editor and Conference advisor, Dr Will Bowers, speak with PG Helper, Laura Blunsden, about his first experience of reading Shelley, the editorial history of Shelley’s letters, the future of Shelley studies, and much more.
02 September 2021: The second interview in our #Shelley200 series is now available, here. Watch esteemed Shelley editor and Conference Keynote, Professor Nora Crook, speak with PG Helper, Ana Stevenson, about her introduction to Shelley, Shelley and pop culture, editorial discoveries, and much more.
27 August 2021: The Call for Papers for the Shelley Conference has been launched. View and download the CfP here. The closing date is Monday 7th February 2022.
12 August 2021: The recording of our #Shelley200 Revolutionary Shelley Roundtable is now available here. This event featured a discussion of the poet’s revolutionary legacy, poetry, and politics with Dr Julie Camarda, Graham Henderson, Dr Jacqueline Mulhallen, and Professor Michael Scrivener.
11 July 2021: We are excited to share the details of our next #Shelley200 event: The Revolutionary Shelley Roundtable, taking place on the poet’s birthday, 4th August 2021 from 7pm-8:30pm BST. Please see the press release below for more information.
08 July 2021: We are delighted to announce the venue for the Shelley Conference: the Nightingale Room at Keats House Museum, London. More information is available here.
25 June 2021: We are pleased to share the first video in our #Shelley200 Interview series: a conversation between Shelley Conference Postgraduate Helper Laura Blunsden and Professor Kelvin Everest, here. Professor Everest, a member of our advisory board and a keynote of the 2017 Shelley Conference, speaks about his introduction to Shelley, past Shelley Conferences, developments in editing Shelley, and much more.
21 May 2021: The recording of our first #Shelley200 Roundtable is now available, here. This inaugural event was a discussion of Shelley’s 1821 poem, Epipsychidion, chaired by Dr Bysshe Inigo Coffey and featuring Dr Will Bowers, Professor Stuart Curran, Professor Michael Rossington, and Dr Valentina Varinelli.
21 January 2021: In light of the uncertainties presented by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we do not expect to announce our Call for Papers and Registration details until September 2021 at the earliest. We appreciate your patience and wish for everyone to remain safe and well during these challenging times. Please continue to check this page for further updates and save 8-9 July 2022 in your diaries.