The accepted open call sessions for BARS’ 2019 International Conference, themed around Romantic Facts and Fantasies, have now been published on the main conference page on the University of Nottingham website. Details can be accessed using the links below; abstracts should be sent to the named organiser for consideration.
Most BARS members will be well aware of the amazing work which the Wordsworth Trust does to promote interest in and knowledge of Romantic literature and will need no convincing as to its ongoing value. The Trust is currently trying to take advantage of a government scheme which will allow it to raise up to a million pounds if it can secure matching donations: this appeal is detailed on its website and in this leaflet. The deadline for unlocking this funding is July 31st. Donations made to the Trust during this time will make really substantial contributions to allowing the Trust to sustain its operations, to Romantic studies and to the ongoing profile of the authors we all value. Please spread this message far and wide – time is ticking.