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Getting nervous about 'Bright Star.'

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I don't know. The website only has so much (read: nothing useful whatsoever), and IMDB is equally useless. The release date is for 2009, and it only says UK next to it, so I wonder if it'll be given a run-through there before an American release. (I WOULD DIE OF ANTICIPATION AND ANGER.)

Does anyone have any thoughts/information/previously unknown details about this?

Also...Ben Whishaw...Well, I wasn't sure at first but I do think it will work well enough.

Also, anyone on AIM and wanna fangirl over Keats ever? My AIM is 'JimSturgessIsHot.' I need more Junkets fangirls to giggle with!

Found this on DeviantArt and had to share:

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On October 7th, 2008 01:35 am (UTC), zuz211 commented:
Thanks! The orals are basically the halfway point of the Ph.D. program. I have to write two essays (due this Friday - argh) and then in about another month have a two hour exam on my major field (19th C. Brit Lit) and two minor fields (18th C novel and 19th C History of the Book in Britain). After this, though, I fortunately get to start my dissertation, in which Keats will no doubt play a significant part!
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On October 7th, 2008 01:48 am (UTC), fambrena replied:
Ugh, sounds terrifying. I sit my comps at the end of next summer, and my major field exam a few months after that; thankfully, only the latter involves an oral component. My university doesn't do minor field exams, which is a blessing as mine's Anglo-Saxon...

Anyway, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you. I just watched everyone in the year ahead of me go through the comps wringer, so I feel for ya!
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On October 7th, 2008 06:36 am (UTC), zuz211 replied:
It is terrifying! Though yours doesn't sound like a bed of roses, either. What is your major field? Yeah, I would not want to be tested on anything Anglo Saxon, even if I minored in it! My roommate is a medievalist, and I don't think even she does Anglo Saxon stuff. Very cool that you do, though.
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On October 8th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC), fambrena replied:
Ha, funny you should ask that. Until about a month ago, I was "officially" an Anglo-Saxonist. Realized that's not where my heart was, so now I'm a Romanticist. I'm writing my diss (hopefully!) on popular medial literature; one of our rare books libraries has a truly droolworthy collection of primary material in the history of medicine. I can totally get copies of the Astley Cooper lectures Keats attended!
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On October 8th, 2008 04:32 am (UTC), zuz211 replied:
Oh that's great! I'm all in favor of people becoming Romanticists! And history of medicine stuff is fascinating, especially in a field that has historically focused so much on mind rather than body. Good luck with your diss. I think mine is going to be on something to do with the Romantic poets' obsession with posterity in light of their engagement with ephemeral cultural modes. I'm not 100% decided, though.
Anyway, let me know if you ever want to talk professional stuff, or even do long distance dissertation support. I'm starting my proposal in the spring (provided I pass my comps), and while I have great people here, it's always good to get someone else's take.
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On October 8th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC), fambrena replied:
Long-distance diss support? Hells yes. It's always good to have an exterior perspective; departments have their comfort zones, and it's refreshing (not to mention necessary) to poke your head out of the bubble once in awhile.

Your topic sounds really interesting! Have you got that new Stanley Plumly book "Posthumous Keats"? (I swear to god, I do read---mainly---other Romantics, but the question of posterity looms *so* damn large with JK) I'm only a few chapters in, but Plumly purportedly focuses on Keats's contemporary reception and his immediately-posthumous "creation" as this tragic, Chatterton-dying-in-the-sunlight-with-a-rose-type. He also misreads Shelley's "Adonais," which is really interesting and productive in its own way...
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