We are pleased to announce that the Shelley Conference will be held from 8-9 July 2022 in the Nightingale Room at Wentworth Place in Hampstead, London.
This Grade I Regency villa was famously home to John Keats from 1818-1820 and is now preserved by the City of London as the Keats House Museum, dedicated to commemorating the lives and afterlives of the Romantic poets in the Keats-Shelley circle. The Museum counts among its collection first editions of Shelley’s poems, an 1821 letter from Shelley to his cousin Thomas Medwin, and the inkstand that the poet used to compose his first major poem, Queen Mab. Conference attendees will receive free admission to Keats House Museum during 8-9 July, where we will have the rare opportunity to display a selection of these Shelley relics.
We look forward to welcoming an intimate gathering of scholars and students to celebrate the poet’s life and afterlives on the bicentenary of Shelley’s death.
The open Call for Papers will be announced in October, with registration to open soon afterwards
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