EVENTS

Thursday 18 October 2018, 5.00pm — 6.00pm

Mary Shelley e l’Italia: una conferenza di Elisabetta Marino

Mary Shelley e l’Italia: una conferenza di Elisabetta Marino

Keats-Shelley House

Piazza di Spagna 26, 00187 Roma

Thursday 18 October 2018, 5.00pm — 6.00pm

Tappa imprescindibile all’interno del Grand Tour, sacrario che custodiva le reliquie dei tempi antichi, terra del pittoresco resa immortale dalle tele di Salvator Rosa: questa era l’Italia per i numerosi turisti britannici che, a conclusione delle guerre napoleoniche, iniziarono a riversarsi nel “bel paese”, desiderosi di godere degli incanti del paesaggio e della mitezza straordinaria del clima.

Per una singolare viaggiatrice come Mary Shelley, l’Italia è stata molto di più. Il contatto con la cultura, con i territori, con il popolo italiano, la consapevolezza dello stato di dolorosa oppressione vissuto dal paese (rappresentato, nell’iconografia tradizionale, da una figura femminile splendida e prostrata), le hanno dato modo di tracciare il suo percorso individuale di emancipazione come donna e come artista, attraverso una fioritura di opere, tra romanzi, saggi critici, racconti e persino un resoconto di viaggio, variamente articolati attorno al tema dell’Italia.

Prenotazione non obbligatoria ma consigliata: info@ksh.rom.it/ 06 678 42 35.

Elisabetta Marino is Associate Professor English literature at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. She is the author of four monographs: a volume on the figure of Tamerlane in British and American literature; an introduction to British Bangladeshi literature; a study on the relationship
between Mary Shelley and Italy; an analysis of the Romantic dramas on a mythological subject. She has translated poems by Maria Mazziotti Gillan. She has edited/co-edited nice collections of essays. One is forthcoming. She has published extensively on travel literature, Asian American and Asian British literature, Italian American literature, and the English Romantic writers.

UPCOMING Events

Lucinda Hawksley Talk at Keats-Shelley House: Dickens and the Pre-Raphaelites

25th October. Discover the stories behind the Pre-Raphaelites and their Dickens connections.

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Fiona Sampson on Why Literature Matters: The Case of Mary Shelley

31st October The poet and Mary Shelley biographer celebrates #Frankenreads and John Keats' birthday.

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Past Events

Miranda Seymour Talk: On The Turbulent Lives Of Lord Byron’s Wife And Daughter

20th September 2018, 5pm at Keats-Shelley House. The esteemed biographer of Mary Shelley discusses her new book, In Byron’s Wake, about the lives of Ada Lovelace and Annabella Milbanke.

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A. Frances Johnson: Reading at the Keats-Shelley House

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Julian Sands: Three Poetry Readings at Keats-Shelley HouseFrom the Essential Poems of John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley

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MARY SHELLEY - SPIRIT OF PLACEA TEMPORARY EXHIBITION AT THE KEATS-SHELLEY HOUSE

To mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, London artist Louisa Albani has created a collection of artworks that bring together the theme of ‘spirit of place’ with a visual exploration of Mary Shelley’s life leading up to, and following, the creation of her novel.

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COLPO DI SCENAIN PIAZZA DI SPAGNA

On Saturday 5 May in Piazza di Spagna the Associazione Nazionale Case della Memoria in conjunction with the Keats-Shelley House will present a series of flash mob performances on the Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti of an exciting new play written by Roberta Calandra and directed by Antonio Serrano.

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ILLUMINATING POETRY: PRE-RAPHAELITE AND BEYONDAn Exhibition at Keats-Shelley House

This exhibition, curated by Giuseppe Albano and Dinah Roe, brings together a number of books and manuscripts which demonstrate some of the ways in which medieval illumination influenced the art of the book once again from the late nineteenth and into the early twentieth century.

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Rebel Angel A Play About the Young John Keats By Angus Graham-CampbellVenue: Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret Address: 9a St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY. Times: from Tuesday 19 September (preview) to Saturday 7 October 2017

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‘Everywhere’: Shakespeare and John Keats at Eton.An evening of readings with actor Scott Handy. Devised and co-presented by Paul Edmondson, and Stanley Wells.

Tuesday 3 October 2017, Eton College, Windsor. 6.30pm-9.00pm

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