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Romantic Locations: Registration Now Open

Dove Cottage

The organisers of Romantic Locations, the 2014 BARS Early Career and Postgraduate Conference, are pleased to announce that registration is now open.  The form can be downloaded from the dedicated section of the BARS Website, which also includes information about travel and accommodation (including special offers).  While we can’t promise that the sky above Dove Cottage between March 19th and 21st will be quite as blue as it is in the image above, we can promise a rigorous and exciting academic programme and a convivial and friendly environment for socialising and sharing enthusiasms.

We’ve accepted thirty excellent proposals from postgraduate and early career scholars, who will give fifteen-minute papers on their current research on a wide range of interesting topics.  The conference will also feature plenary addresses from Professor Simon Bainbridge (Lancaster University) and Professor Nicola Watson (Open University), as well as a workshop on manuscripts with the Wordsworth Trust’s Curator, Jeff Cowton MBE.  The full programme will be published early in the new year. The organisers have taken trouble to make sure that the conference is as accessible as possible to those on all budgets.

Please take a look at the site, and do consider joining us at the Jerwood Centre in March.  If you have any questions, please contact the organisers (Kate Ingle (Lancaster), Matthew Sangster (British Library), Helen Stark (Newcastle) and Matthew Ward (St Andrews)) on romanticlocations@gmail.com.