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The British Association for Romantic Studies 16th International Conference



Thursday 25 - Sunday 28 July 2019




East Midlands Conference Centre


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We look forward to welcoming you to the East Midlands, where the historic city of Nottingham is located among the heartlands of British Romanticism. Newstead Abbey was Byron’s ancestral home; Sherwood Forest was re-imagined as the meeting place of Richard I and Robin Hood in Scott’s Ivanhoe; and the Cromford Mills are a living monument to Richard Arkwright, whose inventive development of spinning mills and power looms was an integral strand of the Industrial Revolution.

Conference essentials


The BARS 2019 conference will explore the potency of ‘fact’ and 'fantasy’ both in the Romantic period and during the afterlife of Romanticism. The aim is to develop a collective understanding of how Romantic ‘fact’ and ‘fantasy’ work together and against one another, and in so doing embody the spirit of an age whose inventions and innovations laid the foundations for modernity while simultaneously exulting the power of the imagination and its creations.

Bursaries Information

BARS is very glad to be able to support postgraduate and early career scholars to attend and present at our bi-annual conferences. Bursaries which will contribute to the overall cost of the conference will be available to apply for by any postgraduate or early career scholar whose paper has been accepted for presentation at the conference and who fits the eligibility criteria. More information about the application process and the criteria for applying will be available soon.


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