Welcome to BARS

The British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS) was set up in 1989 by academics to promote the study of the cultural history of the Romantic period. Since then, BARS has organised biennial International Conferences at various locations across the UK, has published the BARS Bulletin and Review twice-yearly, and currently has more than 400 members.

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Executive Committee

BARS is administered by an Executive Committee whose roles are described in the Association's Constitution (.pdf document).

The current officers and members of the Executive are listed below:



Ian Haywood
University of Roehampton
Erasmus House
Roehampton Lane
London, SW15 5PU
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Vice President:

Anthony Mandal (Cardiff)
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Treasurer and Membership Secretary:

Jane Moore
John Percival Building
Cardiff University
Colum Drive
Cardiff, CF10 3EU.
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Helen Stark
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Past President:

Nicola Watson
Department of English
Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes, MK77 6AA
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Elected Members of the Executive

Editor, The BARS Review:

Mark Sandy,
Department of English Studies,
Durham University,
Elvet Riverside,
New Elvet,
Durham, DH1 3JT.
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Bursaries Officer:

Daniel Cook
3.8, Tower Building Extension
University of Dundee
Dundee, DD1 4HN
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Website Editor:

Matthew Sangster (University of Glasgow)
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Early Career Representative:

Matthew Ward (University of Birmingham)
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Postgraduate Representative:

Honor Rieley (Oxford University)
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Co-Opted Members of the Executive


Neil Ramsey (University of New South Wales)
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Liason with NASSR:

Susan Oliver (University of Essex)
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Chawton House Library Fellowship Co-ordinator:

Gillian Dow (University of Southampton)
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Organiser - BARS 2017:

Jim Watt (University of York)
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